MACAU GRAND PRIX 60TH ANNIVERSARY


Macau Grand Prix

Long before Macau was famous for being the modern metropolis that it is today, with its many skyscrapers, casinos and luxury hotels, Macau was well known for the Macau Grand Prix.  Held each year in November, it has a reputation as being one of the most demanding circuits in the world.

In recognition of the upcoming Diamond Jubilee of this world famous Grand Prix, the Macau Government Tourist Office in Australia is hosting a free exhibition showcasing the event’s sixty years of history.

The public will be able to view Macau Grand Prix: 60 years of Motorsport History from 23 to 26 May at the Lower Exhibitions Hall at Sydney Town Hall, open each day from 10am until 4pm.

Three Australian based racing cars of different vintages will take pride of place within the exhibition.

Church MacaVisitors will have the chance to win a coffee table book on the history of Formula Three racing at the Macau Grand Prix, signed by two Australian motor racing legends, Kevin Bartlett and Vern Schuppan, who both won past Macau Grand Prix.

The venue for this exciting free exhibition, which is displaying six decades of action packed motor racing, will be decorated with a series of historic photographs, video coverage of Macau Grand Prix meetings, fascinating posters from yesteryear and other forms of motor racing memorabilia.

If visitors to the exhibition want to find out more about this vibrant location, tourism information on Macau, including maps, guidebooks and details on their various attractions, will be handed out during the four day event.

Macau, with its Portuguese heritage, is a popular holiday destination, offering attractions aimed at the whole family.  A great place to spend several days, or even just a day, it is easily accessed by high speed hydrofoil from Hong Kong.  The trip takes just under an hour, with departures every 15 minutes from the Hong Kong Ferry Terminal on Connaught Road, Central.  Sandra Tiltman 

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