Singapore celebrated its 50th Independence Anniversary on 9 August 2015. To mark the occasion, the Sports Car Club Singapore (SCCS) organised a photoshoot with 47 cars taking part in it. It was held on 2 August 2015 at the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. There were two batches of members and they successfully pulled off a car formation in the words “SG50”.
The SCCS is an exclusive car club in Singapore that has been functioning since November 2011. As of August 2015, the club has 111 members including entrepreneurs, management executives and professionals. The SCCS has organised several events since its inception from charity events to non-automotive galas. Although it is a largely male-dominated club, in recent years, there has been a hike in the number of female members. Members’ cars range from the Honda S2000 to the Lamborghini Murcielago and everything in between.
The automotive industry in Singapore has been busy celebrating the country’s golden jubilee. Apart from the SCCS shoot, Ferrari and Rolls-Royce launched one-off models of the F12 Berlinetta and the Ghost Series II respectively, to pay homage to the country’s heritage.
Singapore was granted independence in 1965 after it broke ties with Malaysia owing to the ideological differences between the two nations. It has become very prosperous since then, sheltering the highest percentage of millionaires in the world.