- Written by webmin
The 2008 Sichuan earthquake has long since left American headlines, but in and about mainland China it’s an ongoing disaster. Relief is still coming in, though, and at their annual Chater Road Classic Car Show on October 3, the Classic Car Club of Hong Kong showed they were still thinking about their cousins a thousand miles to the northwest.
Among those stepping up to the plate was CCCHK member Dr. Kennedy Wong Ying Ho, donating his 1988 Porsche 928S4 for a charity auction for the cause, bringing in HK$120,000 (about US$15,468). Equipped with a codgermatic and showing 40,000km, that’s probably a couple grand more than you’d pay here, retail, but I’m not sure it says anything about the HK market for this car. But the CCCHK is a 500-member club, and the museum has a club too, and someday there will be a high-profile international auction there. Bonhams and Sotheby’s (RM is their official automobile arm) both have HK branches, but although there’s been increasing collector car activity, I don’t recall either having a sale there. I wonder why?
With partners Dah Chong Hong Holdings Ltd and the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, the money goes to Renlianghou (roughly Enlightener,which I think would make a cool name for the car), a mobile education unit serving the elderly and underprivileged in Sichuan.
The auction is the first in a series of CCCHK fundraisers for Renlianghou.