Quail Lodge: A Motorsport Gathering
The road to Quail Lodge took a while due to the traffic. Luckily there was a lot of eye candy
Once we got to the entrance to the Quail, there were some impressive cars parked outside. The golf course fairway was turned into a parking lot for all these amazing cars.
I spotted a Dino 246 GT with headlight covers. Only the covers were done in a way I have not seen before. This particular car had a chrome trim around the headlight cover. It gives the car a distinctive look and doesn’t look out of place on this car.
Looks to be a well restored car. The curvature of the headlight covers along with the size looks perfect.
On the walk to the entrance, I came across a Ferrari 458 Speciale Coupe and Spyder.
Which would you rather have? Coupe or Spyder?
The cars outside of the Quail were just as impressive as what was inside
The first car to catch my eye was this stunning La Ferrari in grey. It really shows off the lines of the car. I like it better than then traditional rossa corsa.
This La Ferrari is painted in a creme color (off white). Almost like an egg shell color.
I was very surprised and happy to see that the Quail was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura. I believe 28 Miuras came for the event. Many were fully restored and beautiful cars. I was surprised to see some colors that I never knew that they came in. Ther was an electric blue that really caught my eye. There was one Miura that looked to be original and unrestored.
White Miura with both clam shells open. On a side note, another car that looks great with both its clam shells open is the 512BB.
The car featured a transversely-mounted mid engine layout. The V12 was also unusual in that it was effectively merged with the transmission and differential, reflecting a lack of space in the tightly-wrapped design.
This is the debut of the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster. It’s more than $2.2 million and only 20 will be made. And they’ve all been sold already.
The naturally aspirated V12 puts out 770 horsepower and that makes it, along with its nearly-identical coupe brother, the most powerful Lamborghini ever. The name celebrates what would have been the hundredth birthday of its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini, and is meant to deliver “the freedom of a true open-top super sports car for a pure drive experience,” said Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali.
This vw bug was a fun oddity for the event. Notice the bumper is made of all spoons.
A Porsche carrera with the 4 cam engine. Always a pleasure to see one.
The Porsche display consisted of a rare Porsche classic : the 911R and next to it the future classic 911R
I have never seen so many Pagani cars in one place. It was interesting that none were exactly alike. The details on these cars are amazing. I did try to go to the Pagani factory in Modena but they were moving to a new facility so no tours were given. The inflatable balloon man is supposed to be a bell boy for the Peninsula Hotels. The Peninsula hotels catered the entire event. Each tent represented a peninsula hotel in a different country. For Example, Peninsula Bangkok, Peninsula Chicago, Peninsula Beijing, etc. The food was delicious and of course it was all you can eat.
Look at the headlight details on the Pagani Huayra. Notice the carbon fiber pattern matches between panels. I was impressed by the attention to detail on these cars. You can also see the air flaps partially up on this car.
Pagani Huayra: Again notice the carbon fiber panel fit as well as the direction of the fibers between panels. Its almost a shame to paint them. The side mirrors are beautiful. There is so much attention to detail!
The new Bugatti Chiron : Successor to the Veyron
One of my favorite cars of all time. The Lancia Stratos next to a 1973 Porsche 911 RS
The McLaren P1 GTR
2016 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder
Such a beautiful car
Another McLaren P1 GTR in black
The only 1 in North America
2017 McLaren 570S GTR. It will be displayed on the 18th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Course for the rest of the week.
On my way back, I spotted these 2 Porsches. The old with the new. What I really liked about the Porsche 356 was the unusual license plate.
How cool is that to see. “US Forces In Germany”
So I’m off to dinner and maybe an Auction tonight. Tomorrow will be a great day at the track.