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HK$10 million car sold first day of Motor World Macau

Posted by Kimberly on November 17, 2007

By Kimberly Johans
Published in The Macau Daily Times
November 17, 2007 (389 words)

The famous Bugatti Veyron 16.4 model worth over HK$10 million and displayed at Motor World Macau, already displayed a ‘Sold’ sticker before the event had even begun.

Motor World Macau officially opened yesterday morning at the Venetian Macao’s Convention and Exhibition Centre and was presided over by Macau Government Tourist Office’s Deputy Director, Ms Helena de senna Fernandes.

In her speech to the media and to open the event, she said, “held side by side with the 52nd Macau Grand Prix, these two events are a perfect complement for each other and will no doubt bring together car lovers from all over the world.”

She added that the show truly lived to the ideals of “passion for thrills”, with the more than 70 models of vehicles from over 20 of the “world’s celebrated automotive brands” being displayed.

“Many of which are limited edition production cars or latest models in Macau, Hong Kong or even Asia Pacific,” she added.

Other officiating guests at the opening ceremony included Ms Katy Lam, Director, Tradefairs of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, Mr Stephan Buurma, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, Mr Wesley Wan, President of Hong Kong Automobile Association, Mr Joaquim Pedro do Roserio, Vice President of Macau Motor Traders Association, Mr Michael Lee, Chairman of Motor Traders Association of Hong Kong and Ms Silvia Sitou, technical assistant of the Macau Grand Prix Committee.

Other famous cars being displayed at the show include the Roll Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe as well as the original Phantom, the Ferrari F430 and 612 Scaglietti, the Gran Turismo and Quattroporte Automatic by Maserati, the MY07 Arnage and Continental Flying Spur by Bentley and the 911 Turbo and Cayenne S by Porsche among others.

Other famous brands include Subaru, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Peugeot, Toyota and Volkswagen.

There were several unveilings of new display models as well yesterday, including the Audi A4 1.8TFSI, as well as offerings from Subaru and Ford.

This event is Messe Frankfurt’s first involvement with a show in Macau, with the company being one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, with a global network comprising 15 subsidiaries, five branch offices and 48 foreign representatives on four continents.

Motor World Macau will be open for visitors until November 18 (Sunday) with a cost of MOP/HK$60 per person entry. Opening hours are from 10.30am till 9pm.



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