In our first year alone, inaugural event partners included Ferrari, Perrier Jouët, The InterContinental Doubly Bay, Martell Cognac, The CEO Magazine, D’Marge, Swissvax & Bentley with David Brabham supporting as Patron going forward. Guests were indulged to five exclusive events throughout the weekend March 7th – March 9th. A chic private soiree event preview was hosted at Lindesay on the 7th for our car owners & selected media only.
Over the weekend, guests celebrated the event by day sipping Perrier Jouët champagne paired with an English High-Tea luncheon whilst viewing the outstanding array of rare and historic motor vehicles in the grounds of Lindesay, a National Trust property. The exclusive estate built in 1834 was styled into a dreamy garden party with water-fountains overflowing with flowers as guests explored the luxury automotive grandeur on display.
By night, the car and luxury connoisseurs were treated to intimate black tie dinners, including a Perrier Jouët Champagne Degustation on the Friday evening, which featured a decadent indoor forest at the InterContinental Hotel, Double Bay including 20 trees reaching 3.5m tall accompanied by ambient LED styling and DJ produced forest sounds remixed to chill wave music. Our elite clientele were treated to an interactive live Q&A with David Brabham, event patron led by Channel Seven’s Angie Asimus & Historian Graeme Cocks. The glittering evening events continued on Saturday night at the Royal Automobile Club of Australia and home to the Inaugural Trophy Gala celebrating both the announcement of the newly-appointed patron, David Brabham as well as the Concours award recipients.
Recipient of the coveted Best in Show award was the amazing 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage which was the original Factory press car. The beautiful and fun, 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GTS was the recipient of both the People’s Choice and Women’s Choice awards.