CREDIT SUISSE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF ITS CLASSIC CAR PROGRAM WITH AN ACTION-PACKED SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR 2014
Zurich, March 25, 2014: Through its unique Classic Car Program, Credit Suisse has engaged with the classic car and historic motor sport communities over the past decade with its classic car rallies, as well as by supporting some of the world’s leading historic motoring events, including the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and the Goodwood Revival, where Credit Suisse completely restored and officially reopened the motor circuit’s iconic Race Control building last September.
Building on this great success, Credit Suisse has an exciting schedule of events and activities planned for classic car enthusiasts around the world for 2014, as its pioneering Classic Car Program enters its tenth year.
Credit Suisse is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Classic Car Program internationally throughout 2014 by actively supporting and participating in some of the leading historic motoring events, including the 2014 Grand Prix de Monaco Historique (May 9-11), Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (August 17) and the Goodwood Revival (September 12-14).
A full program of activities at these events is planned, including the fascinating Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forums at Monaco and Goodwood, plus an expansion of the Credit Suisse Photo Contest for professional accredited media to now include the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique as well as the Goodwood Revival.
Credit Suisse at the 2014 Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
Based on the success of the Photo Contest at the Goodwood Revival, this year Credit Suisse will introduce the photographic competition for the first time for all ACM-accredited photographers and media at the 2014 Grand Prix de Monaco Historique in May.
Prizes will be given for the best image submitted for each of the Photo Contest categories at Monaco, with a perpetual trophy also being awarded to the overall winner.
The three Photo Contest categories for the 2014 Monaco Historique will consist of the following:
In addition to the new Photo Contest at Monaco, at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 9, Credit Suisse will be hosting a Press Breakfast at the Credit Suisse Drivers Club which will be exclusively for media accredited by the ACM.
This will immediately be followed at 9:30 a.m. by the 4th Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum, also located within the Credit Suisse Drivers Club. The Historic Racing Forum will bring together a fascinating group of expert panelists including Sir Stirling Moss to debate the interesting theme of “Dream Circuits.” Once the Forum is over at 10:30 a.m., a photo shoot of the participants will take place in the Credit Suisse Drivers Club.
Further details of the four participants in the 4th Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum will be confirmed shortly.
The Credit Suisse Classic Car Program
Owning, using, and enjoying a classic car can be a very special and rewarding past-time. Experiencing classic cars within an international community of like-minded enthusiasts, often rubbing shoulders with the pioneers and idols of historic motor racing, takes this level of enjoyment to an even higher level, creating a genuine highlight for any classic car fan.
For the past ten years, the pioneering Credit Suisse Classic Car Program has successfully created a forum for this, and the ever-expanding network of classic car enthusiasts throughout the world is testimony to an extraordinary fan club created by Credit Suisse.
Introduced in 2004, the Credit Suisse Classic Car Program has proven to be immensely popular. Over the past decade, Credit Suisse has transformed customers and co-workers who share a passion for older cars into genuine enthusiasts. Its partnership of outstanding classic events, including its own rallies and its collection of historic vehicles, underline Credit Suisse’s commitment to the classic car scene.
The Credit Suisse Classic Car Collection
Credit Suisse’s involvement with and enthusiasm for the international classic car scene is illustrated by its own historic car collection. Credit Suisse has three Porsche 356s and an Austin-Healey Sprite, which it uses regularly in its Classic Car Rallies. Credit Suisse organizes one or two of them every year, inviting some 30 teams to carefully selected locations, like tricky mountain trails in the Swiss Alps, sun-soaked coastal roads on the Riviera, or narrow village lanes in southern provinces.
If you have any media or Credit Suisse Classic Car Program queries, please contact:
Head of Automotive and Classic Car PR
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 287 9610
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