Sino Group Presents the Inaugural Gold Coast Motor Festival
HONG KONG, September 23, 2016
Sino Group is delighted to present the inaugural Gold Coast Motor Festival, which will be held during the National Day Golden Weekend (1-2 October 2016). It has been thoughtfully curated to enable the public to enjoy some of the most coveted dream cars, learn more about the latest in motor trends and innovations while enjoying a weekend with families and friends in the scenic Hong Kong Gold Coast precinct.
“We are delighted to present the inaugural Gold Coast Motor Festival,” remarks Mr Robert Kaiwai, General Manager of Hong Kong Gold Coast, “and have carefully curated a new exciting, mega event, which comprises a rich and unique two-day programme to give our visitors an unforgettable experience. It is poised to be one of the signature events on the motor calendar for Hong Kong and the region. Gold Coast Motor Festival adds to Hong Kong’s status as a leading international hub and positively contributes to Hong Kong’s tourism and attractions.”
The picturesque waterfront precinct will be transformed into various dynamic lifestyle and entertainment zones, each with a different motoring experience, in partnership with leading car brands including Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Pagani, Porsche, Volkswagen and more that will be opened for public to enjoy the excitement of the festival.
Over 60 exquisite world-class classic and collector cars sourced from private collectors will be on display. The dazzling line-up includes La Ferrari, Porsche 918, Pagani Huayra BC, McLaren F1, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, Ferrari Daytona, Nissan R34 Z Tune, providing motoring aficionados with a rare and unmissable opportunity.
The Festival is also generously supported by the Aston Martin Owners Club, which will present over 17 prized Aston Martin collector cars dating from the 1950s to the present day.
A tribute to craftsmanship and technological innovation
The Gold Coast Motor Festival pays tribute to classic craftsmanship as well as technological innovation of the modern day.
A panel of judges led by Chief Judge, Mr Joseph Fung, a veteran motor enthusiast, will select the creme de la creme among these rare gems for the following awards: Best Competition Hero, Best Collector’s Classic, Best American Muscle, Best Alternative Speedster, Best Dream Super Car, Best Collector’s Porsche, Best Collector’s Aston Martin and Best of Show Winner.
A golden weekend for motor aficionados and families
The diverse programme features a series of motor seminars hosted by motorsports figures, designers and automotive leaders, such as Mr Darryl O’Young, Mr Lawrence Yu and Mr Douglas Young, to name a few, to inspire and empower the next generation of car enthusiasts with information and know-how while encouraging innovation.
Sino Group is also delighted to present a talk by Prof C C Chan, widely known as the ‘Father of Asian Electric Vehicles’, who will be addressing electric vehicle enthusiasts through his talk ‘Renaissance, Automobiles and Mobility’.
There are entertainment zones and activities for families to spend an action-packed weekend, ranging from live jazz and Latino music performances to pro-racing simulator experiences, test driving zones by Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen, retail lifestyle zone and a UBS x MakerBay Electric Vehicle Lab. For the gourmets, there will be a delightful selection of culinary offerings by Castelo Concepts, the brains behind the trendy restaurants Wagyu, Jaspas, Butcher and Baker, which features a champagne bar by Veuve Cliquot, Kids’ Candy Land, Burger Bar, Italian gastronomic delights, Asian tapas and much more.
Gold Coast Motor Festival is delighted to partner with renowned Japanese model car brand, Tomica, on a kids’ workshop and creative display in the Tomica Wonderland, where parents and children can together explore the motor fantasy world.
There will also be fun games and activities for kids, including the ‘Kids Art Zone’ presented by Art Futures for children who may prefer an immersive creative session. For those seeking outdoor fun, hop onto the special Gold Coast children’s mini rain ride, Hong Kong’s first outdoor electric train designed for children, which will take them for an exhilarating ride by the waterfront.
To encourage sustainable development, a zone has been designated for an open-source vehicle display. UBS has partnered with social enterprise MakerBay and its team of primarily student designers and engineers at its Electric Vehicle Lab (EV Lab) to build a concept electric car.
In addition to showcasing some of the most sought-after collector cars, Gold Coast Motor Festival is raising funds for The Community Chest of Hong Kong, the official charity partner. Donation boxes will be placed around the precinct; additionally, a raffle draw with prizes amounting to over HK$350,000 will give every festival-goer a chance to win fabulous prizes, generously sponsored by partners including Avis, Bremont, Hackett London, Resto, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Pagani, Volkswagen and Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel.