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Lexus of Adelaide Opens in Grand Style

Although the red carpet has been rolled away and replaced by display vehicles and the champagne flutes swapped for coffee cups it would be remiss of us not to share with you some highlights of the Lexus of Adelaide grand opening cocktail party.

Held on Wednesday November 14, only a few weeks after the building was completed, the Lexus of Adelaide dealership opening was one of much colour and excitement and at times a little risqué. Loosely themed ‘cabaret’, guests were entrained from the moment they entered the building with roving entertainment including a fire twirler, serpent dancer, burlesque hosts and themed waiting staff.

Approximately 300 guests attended the cocktail party along with the General Manager of Toyota Motor Corporation, Mr Makoto Sasagawa who travelled from Japan and was given the honour alongside Joint Managing Director, Paul Crawford of declaring the Lexus of Adelaide dealership officially open. Mr Sasagawa was joined by fellow Lexus executives Mr Max Yasuda (President, Lexus Australia), Dave Buttner (Executive Vice President, Lexus Australia) and Tony Cramb (Chief Executive Officer, Lexus Australia).

Once the formalities were complete guests enjoyed a special performance from Melbourne based Burlesque starlet Skopalova (Lauren Skopal) and her dance partner Sidney Saayman of dance troop, Boylesque. The entertainment continued into the night as freestyle burlesque dancers took to the podiums scattered around the room and performed along with jazz artist Charmaine Jones.

It was also with much excitement that during the night guests had the opportunity to view the Lexus LFLC hybrid sports coupe. One of only two produced in the world this vehicle was on special loan for one night only before being flown to Los Angeles for display at the LA Motorshow.

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