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What’s On December 2019 | Worldwide Luxury Events

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Art Basel Miami Beach | Miami, USA | 5 – 8 December 2019

Art Basel is an international art fair hosted annually in Basel, Switzerland; Miami Beach and Hong Kong and showcases work of emerging and established contemporary artists to collectors and members of the public. In previous years, supercar brands like Lamborghini have even presented “artwork” pieces in the form of sketches or new designs.

Art Basel Miami Beach this year runs from December 5 through 8 and will bring together more than 4,000 artists and 269 leading international galleries at Miami Beach Convention Center and is a culmination of gallery showings, parties and shopping experiences.

For more information, visit the website.

Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous | Phuket, Thailand
12-15 December 2019

An invitation-only event, Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous is designed to bring like-minded guests together from the Southeast Asia region and signals the opening of Phuket’s charter season. KRSR participants includes yacht owners, builders, industry professionals and brands and gives an opportunity flagship vessels to be showcased and guests to socialise and network in a world-class cruising beach destination.

For more information and to register your car, visit their website.

Purist Winter Toy Drive 2019 | Industry Hills Expo Centre, California | 8 December 2019

Join the 7th Annual Winter Drive Winter Drive being held by the Purist Group and bring along toy donations to support disadvantaged children and families during the holiday season.

Winter Drive itself is a a fun toy collection event featuring exotic cars, live music, entertainment and giveaways. In 2018, the event raised over 20,000+ units of toys to be donated to charities worldwide and this year they are hoping to smash that goal and need your help!

SUPPORT THE CAUSE. BRING A TOY.

*There’s no entry fee but please bring a new, unwrapped toy (minimum $10 in value) to be collected on the day.

Date: Sunday, December, 8th, 2019

Time: 10:00AM-3:00PM

Location: Industry Hills Expo Center
16200 Temple Ave, City of Industry, CA 91744

** If parking on the premises there is a $5 parking fee (cash only)

For more information and to register your car, visit their website.

Purist Winter Drive
Purist Winter Drive.

Festival of Speed Orlando

Celebrating its 14th anniversary this year, the Festivals of Speed Orlando will once again be held at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes on Sunday December 15th 2019.

Over 250 exotic cars, motorcycles, watercraft and luxury brands will be on display around the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando The Festivals of Speed show field has become known for its unique diversity, showcasing both vintage and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models including Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Aston-Martin, BMW, Mercedes, McLaren, and more. Guests will also have the chance to experience fine wines, exciting culinary offerings, cigar lounge, on site cafes and music playing throughout the grounds.

Sunday, December 15th 2019
10:00am-4:00pm
Admission: $20.00 per person (children 12 and under are free)
THE RITZ-CARLTON ORLANDO.4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837

For more information visit the website.

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race | Sydney, Australia | 26th – 27th December 2019

In its 75th year, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race has become a highly anticipated event on the Australian sporting calendar and attracts global media coverage as the yachts set sail from Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day.

At 628 nautical miles, the course is often described as the most grueling long ocean race in the world. Sail crews from around the world compete in this timed race, starting from Sydney Harbour and sailing down the south-east coast of mainland Australia, across the often choppy Bass Strait and down the east coast of Tasmania to Hobart in a race for the finish line!

The Start Line
Visitors and guests are welcome to participate in the Sydney Race Village festivities from the opening of the Village until after the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Sponsored by Mumm Champagne and Carlton & United Breweries, the Village has a number of attractions and events, including the highly anticipated Rolex Sydney Hobart Crew Party on December 21. Organised by the CYCA Associates Committee, one of the Club’s biggest December events boasts a DJ and late-night dance floor – free to attend for all Members and Rolex Sydney Hobart crews.

The Finish Line
Hobart’s waterfront is busy and buzzing, anticipating and celebrating the arrival of the boats.  Come and enjoy the packed program of entertainment, food and drinks, family fun, displays and information at the Hobart Race Village.  Nearby, The Taste of Tasmania festival is in full swing celebrating the best Tassie food and drinks on offer and Hobart’s hot spots are within walking distance.  Once the boats start rolling in, the atmosphere at Hobart’s Constitution Dock rises excitingly, culminating in the celebration of New Year’s Eve on the waterfront.

For more information, visit the website.

The Hofburg Silvesterball | Vienna, Australia
31st December 2019

Held in the Hofburg Palace, the Hofburg Silvesterball is the highlight of New Year’s Eve in the heart of Vienna. The program includes top-class performers from Vienna’s opera houses, dancers, bands and orchestras playing everything from waltz to jazz to modern pop, making your night at the former imperial winter residence truly unforgettable. In addition to a spellbinding opening ceremony, you will be treated to a fantastic midnight show and a firework display above the old town. Once the fireworks have subsided, keep dancing on until the early hours of the morning. There are plenty of attractions away from the dancefloor too: pick your own lucky four-leaf clover or attach your resolutions for the year ahead on the wish tree.

There are varying levels of tickets – some offering a full 4-course dinner, others reserved seats at a table (categorized by different ballrooms) while others are just entrance and nothing else. Guests can also choose to purchase Waltz dance lessons which are held at the palace earlier in the day (so that you feel confident to whirl around the dance floor later that evening)!

For more information visit their website.

Hofburg Silvester Ball Vienna
Hofburg Silvester Ball Vienna.

Cars & Coffee | Australia | December 2019

This month we’re featuring Cars & Coffee events in Australia. Be sure to be up and early for your caffeine and engine fix!

  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Brisbane | 7thDecember 2019
  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Byron Bay | 8th December 2019
  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Melbourne | 14th December 2019
  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Gold Coast | 1st December 2019

For more information and to see Cars & Coffee events worldwide, visit the website.

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New York Auto Show 2020 Postponed to August Due To Coronavirus

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Amid growing coronavirus fears, organizers have decided to postpone the New York International Auto Show until later this year.

Each year the New York International Auto Show brings some of the biggest players of the automotive industry together to reveal their latest designs to the public and showcase futuristic concept cars to the 1 million+ visitors that pass through the various halls of the Javits Center in Manhattan.

More than a million attendees come to see the latest automobiles each year. Credit: New York International Motor Show

Given the huge attendance expected over the 10 day event and growing pressure on global events organizers to take precautions regarding the potential spread of coronavirus, it has been decided the New York International Auto Show will be postponed until later this year.

In a statement released by the show organisers, Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, President Mark Shienberg stated, “We are taking this extraordinary step to help protect our attendees, exhibitors and all participants from the coronavirus. For 120 years, ‘the show must go on’ has been heavily embedded in our DNA, and while the decision to move the show dates didn’t come easy, our top priority remains with the health and well-being of all those involved in this historic event. We have already been in communication with many of our exhibitors and partners and are confident that the new dates for the 2020 Show will make for another successful event.”

The New York International Auto Show will now be held 28th August through to 6th September 2020.

The postponement of the New York Auto Show joins a growing number of global auto & luxury events that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak as listed below.

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What’s On March 2020 | Worldwide Luxury Events

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*CANCELLED* Geneva International Motor Show | Geneva | 5 – 15 March 2020

Official Statement: The 90th edition of the GIMS, which was supposed to welcome the media from next Monday and the general public from 5 to 15 March 2020, will now finally not take place. This is an injonction decision of the Federal Council of 28 February 2020 that no events with more than 1,000 people are allowed to take place until 15 March 2020. The decision falls 3 days before the opening of the exhibition to the media.

Held in the Swiss city of Geneva, the Geneva International Motor Show is an 11 day annual auto show celebrating its 90th year and is hosted at the Palexpo convention near the Geneva International Airport. One of the largest auto shows in the world, GIMS is popular with a wide array of auto-makers and gives visitors chance to see the latest designs and many world premiere reveals from the major players in the industry including Pagani, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Rimac, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz and more.

For more information and to get tickets, visit the website.

Moscow Boat Show | Moscow, Russia | 5 – 9 March 2020

Now in its 10th year, the Moscow Boat Show caters to a growing demographic of people who enjoy being out on the water whether in speed boats, yachts or participating in water sports.
For this reason the demand for relevant services has also grown over the years and this years show is proud to also host an array of industry experts from navigation companies, yacht schools, transportation suppliers and more. Alongside the service industries there will of course still be a wide range of products including motor and sailing yachts, boats, electric boats, electric motors, helicopters, design trimarans, pontoons, components and diving equipment.

For more info and ticket prices, visit the website.

*POSTPONED* Dubai International Boat Show | Dubai Harbour | 10 – 15 March 2020

Official Statement: In light of the evolving global developments around the COVID-19 virus, Dubai World Trade Centre has been closely monitoring the situationBearing this context, the Dubai International Boat Show, the MENA’s largest leisure boating event and one of the world’s most influential gatherings for the global yachting community, is being postponed from 10-14 March to 24-28 November 2020 and will be located at its new home – Dubai Harbour, the region’s largest luxury marina and most advanced cruise terminal.

Over 28,000 visitors to the Dubai International Boat Show will have the chance to see more than 450 of the finest superyachts and leisure craft from across the world. There are also plenty of live-events, water sport stunt-shows, sailing demonstrations and even diving experiences, offering something for everyone.

For more information and to get tickets to the Dubai International Boat Show, visit the website.

Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 | Melbourne, Australia | 12 – 15 March 2020

As the F1 World Championship gets under way, Albert Park will once again play host to an array of international teams and drivers looking to add points to the scoreboard early on! Aussie fans will especially be interested to see how crowd favourite Daniel Ricciardo fares and if he can get some early points on the scoreboard.

For more information and contact details, visit the website.

*POSTPONED* Singapore Yacht Show | Singapore | 19 – 22 March 2020

Official Statement: In view of the continuing coronavirus situation and the likely effect it would have on attendance and participation in the Singapore Yacht Show scheduled for 19-22 March, we sought the opinion of our major exhibitors and partners as to whether they thought we should postpone the event to later in the year. The event will now be rescheduled to October 2020.

The Singapore Yacht Show is one of the premier marine events in the Asia-Pacific region and an excellent opportunity for prospective clients to meet with a wide range of yachting professionals and see the latest designs and innovations in yachting.

Held at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, the Singapore Yacht Show is a four day celebration, offering visitors the opportunity to step aboard superyachts, browse a select range of luxury lifestyle brands and also join in a wide range of interactive activities, gala dinners and glamorous parties organized for the exhibitors and visitors alike.

For more information and contact details, visit the website.

Superyacht Shopping in Singapore. Credit: The Singapore Yacht Show

Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 | Bahrain | 19 – 22 March 2020

Bahrain plays host to the second race of the 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship and it’s the perfect opportunity to see one of the great night races as the race cars speed around the track under the lights!

For more information and to get tickets, visit the website.

McLaren At Goodwood Members Meeting | Chichester, UK | 28 – 29 March 2020

First things first, this event is for McLaren Owners ONLY, however if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in that category then you’ll have special invite to join McLaren as they celebrate their British heritage at the Goodwood Members Meeting – the opening event of Goodwood’s motor racing season jam packed with historic racing and demonstrations.

For more information, visit the website.

McLaren’s at Goodwood Members Meeting. Credit: McLaren

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What’s On February 2020 | Worldwide Luxury Events

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GP Ice Race | Zell Am See-Kaprun, Austria | 1-2 February 2020

For the second year in a row, the legendary ice races of days gone-by will be returning to Zell am See after 40 years and running over two jam-packed days full of motorsport events in extreme conditions! Everyone from amateur and professional racers, teams and manufacturers will compete across a multitude of classes to be the best on the ice.

For more information visit the website.

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Bathurst 12 Hours | Mount Panorama Circuit, Australia | 31st January – 2nd February 2020

Now in its 18th year, the 2020 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race will be held on the Mount Panorama Circuit, near Bathurst, Australia. This is the perfect opportunity for race lovers to see some of the best drivers handle a range of GT, touring car classes, GT3 and GT4 cars from Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Audi and more, around the track over the four days (with the main race held on the 3rd February). The Bathurst 12 Hour is also the opening round of the 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge series, a sports car racing series consisting of international endurance races for grand tourer racing cars complying with the FIA’s GT3 regulations. For more information and contact details, visit the website.

Leadfoot Festival | Coromandel, New Zealand | 8 – 9 February 2020

Leadfoot Festival is New Zealand’s answer to the UK Goodwood Festival of Speed and is a unique weekend bringing together a mix of classic cars, vintage motorcycles and modern day machines to tackle the infamous hill climb of Rodd & Shelly Millen’s 150 acre Leadfoot Ranch. The event is family friendly and visitors are invited to dress in period style clothing to make it a true celebration of motorsports and all things automotive. For more information and to get tickets, visit the website.

Retromobile Paris | Paris, France | 5 – 9 February 2020

Held over 5 days, Retromobile attracts over 130,000 visitors to see cars from over 620 exhibitors with nearly a thousand vehicles spread over the 3 halls (equivalent to the size of seven football fields)! Although mostly classic cars, many modern day brands also exhibit, like Lamborghini and Bugatti, as well as showcases from concept cars of the future. For more information and to get tickets, visit the website.

Miami Yacht Show | One Herald Plaza, Miami | 13 – 17 February 2020

This year Miami’s premier luxury yacht show will be taking place from its new location at One Herald Plaza between the Venetian and MacArthur causeways. The in-water display of new and pre-owned vessels will showcase the world’s most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts and superyachts from the world’s foremost custom boat builders. With a brand-new look & layout, the new location is just north of downtown Miami next to the Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts and the Sea Isle Marina and is just minutes from major interstates, famous shopping districts and the new Brightline station for easy access! For more information and ticketing information, visit the website.

Lamborghini Esperienza Accademia Neve | Livigno, Italy | 10 – 18 February 2020

Lamborghini Esperienza Accademia Neve is the global point of reference for ice driving courses worldwide, with guests learning how to handle the entire fleet of the Italian fleet in low-grip scenarios under the instruction of the professional Lamborghini instructors
Staying in luxury accommodation amongst the Italian Alps, for the first time this year guests will be able to experience the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO on the courses. 

The next edition of Lamborghini Esperienza Accademia Neve will be held at the Ghiacciodromo in Livigno, Italy on the following dates:

February 10 – 12, 2020
February 12 – 14, 2020
February 14 – 16, 2020
February 16 – 18, 2020

For more information and to apply to Lamborghini’s ice driving courses, download the brochure or visit the website.

*CANCELLED* The Ice – International Concours of Elegance St Moritz | St Moritz | 29 February 2020

Official Statement: We regret to inform you that according to Swiss Government Instruction related to the current situation, Corona Virus, THE ICE St. Moritz event of this weekend has to be cancelled.

Many will be familiar with the concept of a “Concours De Elegance” as a showing of some of the worlds finest vintage and often modern day cars, but The Ice, short for The International Concours of Elegance, is an entirely different experience.
In a spectacular event for all ages, the frozen lake of St Moritz plays host to a gathering of over 50 immaculate vintage, classic and sports cars highlighted against a snowy landscape.
Visitors can admire the vehicles in the pristine surroundings and enjoy food and beverages from the stately Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.
For more information and to get tickets, visit the website.

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