He had arrived in Singapore just two hours before on a long-haul flight from Geneva, but you can hardly see any signs of fatigue in Sir Jackie Stewart. Togged in his trademark tartan trousers, the racing legend, known to fans as the Flying Scot in his heyday, was in town over the Singapore Grand Prix weekend in September to raise funds for his charity, Race Against Dementia—a cause that is close to his heart for the fact that Lady Helen, his wife of 55 years, suffers from it. There was no doubt that the cause resonated with the business honchos, royalty and society faces, and motorsports enthusiasts in attendance who generously bidded for the items on auction at the gala dinner. On the block were limited-edition motorsports memorabilia, bespoke art, fine wines as well as exclusive Singapore Grand Prix driving experiences with Stewart, which brought in more than $150,000. Also on hand to show his support was former F1 driver David Coulthard, who himself had just touched down in Singapore that evening, coming in midway through dinner. Stewart was the charismatic host throughout the evening, at times stepping up on stage to share personal anecdotes on the respective memorabilia to help raise the bids, signing autographs for the winning bidders and posing for pictures with star-struck admirers. 

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