THE INAUGURAL FULLERTON CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE TO HEADLINE THE
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The inaugural Fullerton Concours d’Elegance, a three-day celebration, is set to transform The Fullerton Heritage precinct from 29th June to 1st July, 2018. Organised as the pinnacle event to mark the 90th anniversary of the iconic Fullerton Building, home to The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, it offers visitors a diverse range of activities and experiences that embody the building’s rich heritage and the brand’s passion for luxury hospitality and lifestyle.
Anchoring the event will be a showcase of more than 90 vintage and classic cars, as well as supercars from around the world, taking visitors on a journey through time across. The Fullerton Heritage precinct. Other highlights include art and cultural exhibitions, workshops, fun family activities and luxury yacht displays. In support of the President’s Challenge, proceeds from a silent auction at the Opening Ceremony Gala Dinner and auction at the Awards Ceremony Gala Dinner will be donated to the Challenge.
Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale, General Manager, The Fullerton Heritage, said, “As one of the most iconic colonial buildings in Singapore, the Fullerton Building has been preserved with the highest form of recognition for its national significance. Likewise, the Fullerton Concours d’Elegance represents the pinnacle in automotive heritage and excellence, celebrating the best in collector and car design. The event will be a fitting showcase that not only pays tribute to the heritage of the Grande Dame, but also celebrates the building’s continued relevance in bringing the community together and creating shared memories.”
The Fullerton Building was gazetted as a National Monument on 7th December 2015 in recognition of its pivotal role in Singapore’s history. It previously housed the General Post Office, once the “most important post office in the East,” and served as “Mile Zero” from which all of Singapore was measured. Today, the Fullerton Building serves as the cornerstone of The Fullerton Heritage precinct, which comprises seven key establishments: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Waterboat House, One Fullerton, The Fullerton Pavilion, Clifford Pier and Customs House.
Activities have been curated to ensure there is something for everyone. Highlights of the celebration include:
An unprecedented tribute to automotive excellence
The preeminent Concours d’Elegance (competition of elegance) showcases some of the finest examples of pre-war and post-war collector cars in terms of history, craftsmanship, power and technology. Restored vintage cars from the 1920s, antique cars from the 1930s, classic cars from the 1970s, and modern marvels will be prominently displayed along the picturesque waterfront at Clifford Square and Clifford Pier, in the iconic Fullerton Hotel Singapore and at Fullerton Square.
Highlights include the classic 1934 Austin Seven Ulster Special, which boasts an aluminium body with no doors, a 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II from the hotel’s recently restored Rolls- Royce fleet, and the legendary Lamborghini Miura previously owned by Don Miura himself. Visitors will be the first in the region to see the 2018 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge and 2018 Ferrari Portofino.
For the first time in Singapore, visitors can also view the largest display of cars owned by His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, Sultan and Sovereign Ruler of the State and Territory of Johor Darul Ta’zim.
Eminent judging panel to set the standard in automotive excellence
Cars will be judged on criteria such as originality and authenticity, restoration quality, design and styling, and elegance. There will be three competition classes: Pre- and Post- World War II, and Modern Classics.
Renowned vintage car enthusiast and President of the Malaysia and Singapore Vintage Car Register (MSVCR) Dr Ivor Thevathasan of Singapore will serve as Chief Concours Judge for the Fullerton Concours d’Elegance. Other Concours judges include Alain Li, Regional Chief Executive of Richemont Asia Pacific. A team of Honorary judges, including Larissa Tan, CEO of home-grown Vanda Electrics and Oliviero Bottinelli, former Managing Director of Audemars Piguet, Asia-Pacific, have also been invited to judge the cars.
Visitors can take part in the judging process by voting for their favourite car on the Fullerton Concours d’Elegance website. All qualified votes will be entered into a lucky draw on 1st July and four winners will receive dining vouchers at The Fullerton Hotels Singapore:
- Sunday Brunch for two at La Brasserie worth S$200+
- Dim Sum Treasures for two at Jade worth S$180+
- Chocolate Buffet for two at The Courtyard worth S$130+
- Heritage Platter for two and two Fullerton Concours d’Elegance Cocktails at Post Bar worth S$90+
A unique weekend of entertainment for the whole family
Families and children can discover the rich heritage of the precinct through various art and cultural activities. Visitors can explore the unique architectural features of the Grande Dame and uncover the many stories of the Fullerton Building alumni who wrote important chapters in Singapore’s history by going on an “After Dark Monumental Tour” with heritage guides from the Preservation of Sites and Monuments Board. Watch enthusiasts will be delighted by museum timepieces on display alongside select vintage cars, and there will also be specially commissioned car art pieces to commemorate the occasion. Photography buffs can immerse themselves in exhibitions of portraiture and classic cameras and participate in photography workshops to hone their skills. Parents and children can look forward to the fun family activities organised by LEGO and Tamiya.
A feast for all the senses
A special concoction created using local ingredients, the Fullerton Concours Cocktail will tantalise the taste buds with a refreshing mix of fruit and citrus. The gin-based cocktail consists of cherry liqueur, strawberry, pomegranate and honey syrups, tipped with fresh ginger and calamansi juice, infused with dried sour plum and topped with club soda. The cocktail will be featured at Post Bar at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, and Lantern at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore Culinary Team will also work closely with award-winning chefs to offer a bespoke dining extravaganza of perennial Singapore favourites and Peranakan delights, reflective of the city state’s cosmopolitan melting pot of cultures.
In addition to the visual spectacle at the event, visitors will be able to sample food from various Kombi food trucks located throughout The Fullerton Heritage precinct.
All roads lead to www.fullertonconcours.com
Admission to the Fullerton Concours d’Elegance starts from S$9.90 for a Single-Day Pass. Gold Passes are also available, giving holders express access at all event entrances, access to exclusive activities including Leica photography workshops, a complimentary Fullerton Concours d’Elegance Cocktail, Concours hat and a limited edition Fullerton Concours d’Elegance 2018 poster.
For more information about the car list, to vote for your favourite cars and purchase tickets, please visit http://www.fullertonconcours.com/.