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The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering Review: The Quail was held on Friday, August 18th 2016 and once again proved to be the finest gathering imaginable for cars, food and drink. Held at The Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel Valley, this year it expanded once again, and featured another world class gathering of the greats.
Pictures can barely capture what is seen in person. The Bugatti Chiron, Bentley’s entire display, Pagani with multiple cars, Singer Porsche, the 50th Anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura lined up like a bunch of sexy skittles, 100th anniversary of BMW with a couple of F1s (street and GTR long tail race car) a bunch of Z8s off in the corner, great Ferraris, super cars and much more.

Lamborghini introduced the Centario Roadster and also present was a Miura Homage Aventador and Huracan Spyder. Porsche had a very clean display with the revered 911R as the centerpiece. Ken Okuyama design introduced a stunning one off V12 front engine roadster called Kode57. This is a judged car show, the winner being a 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spyder. The only black Maserati MC12 produced made women and men weak in the knees.
Now in the inaugural year, the The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award was awarded to the stunning 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS, Chassis No. 90106 Coupé aérodynamique ‘Goutte d’Eau’, Figoni & Falaschi. It was chosen among six of the world’s finest automobiles from top concours events internationally, to compete for the title of the most exceptional car in the world. Of the contenders, the most recent model year was 1968. Unfortunately it was in one of the food tents rather then on a turntable on prominent display.

The judging panel was twenty-four of the most renowned designers, collectors and enthusiasts. And if you’re a foodie, plan on eating multiple gourmet meals, with menus from Monterey, Beverly Hills, Chicago, New York and Paris.
Among the various vendors, the achingly gorgeous stone automobile sculptures from Kellen Silverthorn captured the essence of the rolling sculpture at the event. Using a high tech process with careful staging, locations, props, photoshop and expert photography, Unique & Limited s.r.o. from the Czech Republic doesn’t capture magic, they create it, with incredible scenes of cars and even aircraft. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen, and a must see if you collect automotive art.
Outside the show, Porsche had a destination display in itself, and on the opposite side, the Bonhams auction took place. The program and poster themselves are collector quality. Of course a car enthusiast would just go crazy here, it’s so good, so overwhelming, when it’s over you don’t want to leave.

You secretly hope a car is left over on the field and you’re asked to drive it away. Instead, you reluctantly walk to you own ride, the greatness gently tugging at your soul, with memories and photos to hold you over until next year.
By Rob Eckaus © AutoWire.Net - San Francisco

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