Vintage cars salute Fullerton’s heritage

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SINGAPORE, 23 March 2018: The inaugural Fullerton Concours d’Elegance, a three-day celebration, 29 June to 1 July, will take place at the historic Fullerton precinct.

Organised as anchor event to mark the 90th anniversary of the iconic Fullerton Building, now home to a five-star hotel, the hosts will roll out 90 vintage and classic cars that reflect the life and times of the iconic location.

Other highlights include gala dinners, live music performances, art and cultural exhibitions, workshops, family fun activities, luxury yacht displays and charity car convoys set.

The hotel management said the Fullerton Concours d’Elegance will represent the pinnacle in automotive heritage and excellence, celebrating the best in collector and car design.

The Fullerton Building was gazetted as a national monument, 7 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.

The signature event to mark the anniversary, Concours d’Elegance (competition of elegance) will showcase 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.

Selfie fans will have a field day posing a 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. Additionally, innovative electric car prototypes created by the students from Nanyang Technological University will be displayed at One Fullerton.

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.

Cars will be judged on criteria such as originality and authenticity, restoration quality, design and styling, and elegance. There will be four competition classes: Pre- and Post- World War II, Open Top and Modern Classics.

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 1 July and three winners will receive dining vouchers at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.

Admission to the Fullerton Concours d’Elegance starts from SGD 9.90 for a Single-Day Pass. Gold Passes are also available for access to VIP areas and the after-party at Lantern in The Fullerton Bay Hotel. Children under five years old will enjoy free admission.