Rare car and lifestyle event set for Cockatoo Island

More than 75 vintage and classic cars, super and hyper cars, motorcycles, motorboats, plus sustainable new energy vehicles, will be on display at the sixth Ampol Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance on Cockatoo Island from 1-3 March.

The Island Edition of haute automobiliste (the vehicular equivalent of high fashion), on the edge of the Pacific is three days of automotive heritage, elegance, food and wine, music, and a splash of modernity all against the backdrop of Sydney’s breath taking harbour.

Highlights at the Sydney Harbour Concours D’Elegance include a range of classic Italian cars, including an iconic 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, rare Lancia Flaminia SS Zagato and a
1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GT brought from San Marino, Italy just for this event.

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An astonishing McLaren P1, and the first ever right-hand drive Porsche, a 1951 356 Cabriolet. There’s also a highly preserved 1920 Ford Model T, which will also be the oldest car in this year’s show.

From the extraordinary range of exceptional vehicles, the Ampol Prix d’Honneur for Best in Show will be decided by an international jury of experts led by Alfa Romeo expert and Vice President Registro Internazionale Touring Superleggera, Alessandra Giorgetti from Milan.

In addition to some of the finest cars on the planet, guests will enjoy high-end fashion, exquisite jewels and chronographs, while dining on cuisine by celebrity chef Sean Connolly and accompanied by Champagne Pommery and fine Château La Gordonne rosé.

Lamborghini Revuelto
Lamborghini Revuelto at Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance

You can also pick up some skills during a restoration demonstration by Paradise Garage, and gather insights from talks and mini-lectures covering everything from sustainability, the luxe lifestyle, to detailing with world-renowned YouTuber Larry Kosilla from New York.

Visitors will also have the chance to meet Alberto Giovanelli from Pagani, and hear the cool sounds of DJ Mary, or watch the Australian Army Band on the march. Well known cartoonist and motoring expert Warren Brown will also be there.

He will present on Francis Birtles’ historic 1927 journey driving a ‘Bean’ from London to Melbourne – a trip Brown will take on himself this year. You can get up close to his 1925 Bean as well.

Long term supporters of the event, Aston Martin, Bentley, Brough Superior, McLaren, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce will be joined in 2024 by BMW, Brabus, Fiat, INEOS Grenadier, Pagani, Porsche and Range Rover. ARC and Polestar will be there too.

California-based luxury specialist Singer, best known for their restorations of air-cooled Porsche 911s in collaboration with vehicle owners, with have an outrageous DLS Turbo on display. The electric Rolls-Royce Spectre will also make its local debut.

Tickets for the event, a prestigious lifestyle and motoring experience showcasing some of the rarest motor vehicles in the world, are selling fast. If you’re keen to attend, you can book online at sydneyharbourconcours.com.au

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