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Appreciating Classic Cars at the first Concours d'Elegance

WHAT'S HAPPENING | 19 September 2019
Indonesian automobile enthusiasts can now enjoy more than 30 classic cars and motorcycles from Indonesian collectors during the first edition of Concours d’Elegance, which will take place from 21 to 22 September. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Jakarta/NOW!JAKARTA

For automobile fans, Concours d’Elegance is a highly-anticipated event to discover some of the world’s most exotic cars. Without travelling abroad, Indonesian automobile enthusiasts can now enjoy more than 30 classic cars and motorcycles from Indonesian collectors during the first edition of Concours d’Elegance, which will take place from 21 to 22 September.

Event collaboration between Indonesia Classic Cars Owners Club (ICCOC) and Four Seasons Jakarta will be showcasing the aesthetic and originality of classic cars and motorcycles produced between 1950 to 1980. The inaugural Concours d’Elegance is expected as a private occasion to meet with car and motorcycle collectors as well as the automobile community.

Lamborghini’s Former Test Driver Chief, Valentino Balboni is expected to appear in a two-day exhibition at the hotel as authority figure to judge the value of participating classic cars and motorcycles. During the Concours d’Elegance, you will get to see unique classical cars, such as the 1935 Mercedes Benz B 170 Cabrio and 1953 Chevrolet Corvette. The exhibit will also display 1962 Volkswagen Karman Gia, 1971 Lamborghini Miura and 1972 Ferrari 365 Berlinetta Boxer. Besides cars, classic motorcycles such as BMW R47 (198), Verspa (1951), and Norton (1957) will be exhibited at Concour d’Elegance in Jakarta.

The initial Concours e'Elegance showcases the aesthetic and originality of classic cars and motorcycles produced between 1950 to 1980.

Stanley Atmadja, Indonesian prominent car collector and the director of ICCOC said that the Concours d’Elegance is a one of the kind exhibition, which allows one to discover the history of automobiles as well as appreciate classic cars as treasures of the industry.

“Among other automobile fairs and exhibitions, Concour d’Elegance specifically honour the collector who has a contribution to restore and preserve the treasure of the automobile industry in Indonesia. This is also will put our position as the market for classic cars and motorcycle,” Atmadja said after the press conference on Tuesday.

Atmadja also invites younger cars and motorcycles fans to see the heritage of the automobile aesthetics in different periods. The community also hopes to promote homegrown tourism as well as other local industry. The initiative includes the collaboration between the art community and car collection to support local artists on Indonesia Art Motoring Show held at the National Gallery. Concours d’Elegance is an event adaptation from France where many Parisian aristocrats gathered up to showcase cars in the 17th century during summer. Nowadays, the most popular in the world is Concorso d’Elegance Villa d’Este in Italy and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, United States.

Yonatan Kachko, the General Manager of Four Seasons Jakarta said that Concour d’Elegance will be a unique car exhibition experience where people could also appreciate the hotel’s artistry and facilities. Classic mint cars and motorcycles will be exhibited in different locations around of the hotel, specifically curated to match the hotel’s architecture and décor.

Pumpkin Pecan Pie at La Patisserie.
special edition of American cocktails is available during Concours d'Elegance at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta.

“It’s the part of the experience where the guest could appreciate the classic collection of the car and motorcycle in private exhibit, meet with the community, as well as enjoying what the hotel has to offers,” Kachko said.

During the Concour d’Elegance, Four Seasons Jakarta highlights the 1920 prohibition era in their special offer for guests visiting the exhibition. Guests will get a chance to enjoy culinary and special treats at a number of the hotel’s lifestyle outlets, such as Alto Restaurant & Bar, Nautilus, La Patisserie, Dolcetto, Pool and Palm Court.

Those wanting to see Jakarta's Concours d’Elegance can purchase the entry ticket at the price IDR 500,000 per person, available for purchase at the Hotel Concierge. For more information about Concours d’Elegance and Four Seasons’ Prohibition Era promos, call or WhatsApp +62 21 2277 1888, or download the Four Seasons App on iTunes or Google Play Store and use the #FSChat.