Classic bikes photo-op The Festival Walk shopping centre in Kowloon Tong invites posers to its display of vintage motorbikes on its LG2 floor. Part of the mall's Father's Day (June 21) promotions until July 1, the bikes line up from 11am to 10pm, and for a good cause. 'Shoppers can pose for photographs on the 100th-anniversary-edition Harley-Davidson provided by Kiehl's, by donating HK$20 to Children's Thalassaemia Foundation to support the children in need,' says Swire Properties. Other displays include a classic 1948 1,200cc Indian Chief, and two Harley-Davidson WLAs from 1942 and 1947, the mall's blurb says. Look out, too, for the FXRS 1340 SP Low Rider 'Marlboro Man' (above) named after the 1991 movie Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. 'Easy to recognise because of its special side cover, the series began production from 1982 to 1994, and again from 1999 to 2000,' Swire Properties says. Shoppers can also receive 'a complimentary Kiehl's Tattoo sticker, together with a skincare consultation and product sample when participating in the Kiehl's Vintage Motorbike Quiz', Swire Properties says. Bravo Kiehl's. And we invite the brand to share skincare and beauty tips with Footdown's wind-gnarled bike and convertible-loving readers. VWs on show in TST Volkswagen Hong Kong will display its Passat, Passat CC, Tiguan, Eos (above right) and Touareg models at Ocean Terminal, from 11am to 8pm today and tomorrow, says the marque's spokesman, Samson Leung. 'Customers will also enjoy Volkswagen's free five-year extended power-train warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance programme in Hong Kong and the mainland if they order any Volkswagen model at the show,' he says. 'Customers buying any models at the motor show can also participate in a lucky draw to win prizes including a Caribbean Cruise tour valued at HK$50,000.' Golden years convertible The new Lexus IS250C seems an ideal vario-roof ride for empty nesters. Launched at HK$489,000, the car has a big, curvy windscreen; comfy 'mellow white' or 'silvery pearl' leather seats for evergreen backs and 'the world's fastest' three-part roof that has been redesigned to close smoothly rather than clunk shut in about 20 seconds, says dealer Crown Motors. The convertible (bottom, with Lexus IS250C chief engineer Keiichi Yoneda and Jessicar publisher Jessica Ng) seems chunky but has plenty of vroom, with the saloon's 208 horsepower, 2.5-litre V6 engine and six-speed gearbox promising sprints to 100km/h in about 9 seconds and a top speed of 208km/h, the dealer adds. The block also slurps 9.1 litres per 100km (31mpg) in town for the spew of 216 grams of carbon dioxide per km, Crown Motors says. The top green machines We see the new Volvo S40 DRIVe (below) was on Monday named Green Car of the Year at Britain's What Car? Green Awards. The category winners below highlight current norms in fuel efficiency and cleaner engines: Supermini Fiat 500 Start&Stop (113 grams of carbon dioxide per km; 58.9mpg or 4.7 litres per 100km); Small family car Volvo S40 1.6D DRIVe S (104g/km; 3.9l/100km or 72.4mpg); Family car Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D T2 (135g/km; 5.1l/100km or 55.4mpg); Executive car BMW 318d ES (123g/km; 4.7l/100km or 60.1mpg); MPV Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 HDi SX EGS (140g/km; 5.3l/100km or 53.3mpg) 4X4 Lexus RX450h SE-L (148g/km; 6.3l/100km or 44.8mpg); Sports car Mini Cooper S (149g/km; 6.1l/100km or 45.6mpg); Luxury car Audi A8 2.8 V6 FSI SE (199g/km; 8.3l/100km or 34mpg). We have only seen the Mini Cooper S here, and look forward to testing the Fiat 500's Start&Stop facility when it arrives in Hong Kong. This automatically turns the engine off when the vehicle stops and when the driver puts the car in neutral, the marque says. 'The engine automatically restarts the moment the driver depresses the clutch pedal to select a gear to move off,' Fiat says.