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The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering Weekly Preview

70 Years Of The Iconic Porsche 365:

The name Porsche has become synonymous over the decades with high performance sports cars and iconic design. Seven decades ago in the small village of Gmünd, Austria, the first car to bear the Porsche name was born. The Porsche 356/1 Roadster was powered by a 1.1-liter air-cooled flat-four engine from Volkswagen. The engine’s power was increased to 35 horsepower for the 356 which enabled a top speed of 83 mph.

In the years that followed, numerous iterations of the 356 would evolve into icons. From the Speedster to the Continental, the rear-engine rear-wheel-drive 356 gained a reputation for lively handling, dynamic capability, and revolutionary style. This year at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering more than 20 Porsche 356s will grace the lawn to celebrate 70 years of Ferry Porsche’s dream.

“I looked around and could not find quite the car I dreamed of. So I decided to build it myself.” – Ferry Porsche

Sir Jackie Stewart:

Sir Jackie Stewart will be attending The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering this year as a guest of Rolex. He won the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco three times between 1966 and 1973. Nicknamed the “Flying Scot,” he is considered one of the greatest drivers ever to set foot in a Formula 1 car. Off the track, he became a passionate advocate of driver safety in motorsport.

“The Quail is very special. It’s intimate, it has style and the collection of cars is more diverse than even Pebble Beach,” said Stewart. “Every year I see cars that I have never seen before and in such a relaxed and spacious setting, you really are able to admire them up close alongside true motoring enthusiasts and specialists. Rolex’s involvement just adds to the event’s unique charm. Everybody wants to be here.”

Culinary Spotlight- Local Wine at The Quail:

In addition to the delicious culinary offerings at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering several local wineries will be offering their vintages to attendees. Talbott Vineyards was established in 1982 when Robb Talbott planted his original Diamond T Estate vineyard in the Carmel Valley. Talbott Logan Pinot Noir and Talbott Logan Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay will both be available at The Quail. Cambiata Pinot Noir and Albarino, J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay and Seven Oaks Cabernet, as well as offerings from Bernardus will be featured at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

Mullin Automotive Museum’s Seven French Classics During Monterey Car Week

Photo credit by Michael Furman

The collection will be headlined by the 2018 “Best of the Best” winner, a 1936 Bugatti Atlantic 57SC, as well as other concours-worthy classics including a 1950 Talbot-Lago Type 26 Grand Prix, a 1963 Citroën DS19 Concorde and more

The Mullin Automotive Museum announced it will display seven French classics at various events during the world-renowned Monterey Car Week. Guests of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will have a chance to see prized classics including the 2018 Peninsula Classics Best of the Best-winning 1936 Bugatti Atlantic 57SC, a 1950 Talbot-Lago Type 26 Grand Prix, a 1963 Citroen DS19 Concorde and more from the museum’s prestigious collection.

Since the Mullin’s inception in 2010, its mission has been to show and exhibit its cars to educate the public about twentieth-century French automotive styling and design. Monterey Car Week provides the ultimate stage for these French classics.

“Each year, we select some of the best motorcars to bring to the Monterey Peninsula,” said Mullin Automotive Museum Founder and CEO Peter Mullin. “Aligning with the museum’s mission statement, these classics should be enjoyed not only in an exhibit setting but also in shows around the world. We’re excited about this year’s showcase and hope passionate car enthusiasts in attendance will be equally ecstatic.”

The events and the automobiles to be featured are as follows:

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion— August 22-25, 2018

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will return to Laguna Seca Raceway and feature the world’s most historically significant competition cars, driven the way they were truly intended. Four cars from the Mullin will be featured at this year’s event and will be available for viewing both up close in the pits and roaring down the main straight.

Setting the pace will be a 1925 Bugatti 35C Grand Prix, which began as the first 35A to be imported to England. The car was later transformed into a 35C by former owner Dick Crosthwaite and marque expert Hugh Conway. In its original configuration, this car finished second at BARC Brooklands at a top lap speed of 103.22 mph driven by Christopher Staniland in 1926. The following year, it won the Brooklands Race and the Bugatti Cup, and subsequently was raced frequently in both Northern and Southern Ireland for several years with very successful results. Peter Mullin purchased the car in 1991 after Hamish Moffatt had completed its restoration in 1986.

A 1938 Talbot-Lago Type 26 SS Roadster will also make an appearance at the historic raceway. This Type 26 was originally designed by Figoni and Falaschi and alter updated by the Chappe Brothers. The car raced at Le Mans in 1939 before being put in storage for the duration of World War II.

Guests will also see another Mullin classic, the 1950 Talbot-Lago Type 26 Grand Prix, which helped developed the prestige of French racing and develop the reputation of international Formula racing worldwide. With its twin ignition and sleek tapered body, the car has top speeds of more than 166 miles per hour. Since acquiring the car 1992, Peter Mullin has driven it in vintage racing events all over the world.

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering— August 24, 2018

The crown jewel of the Mullin collection, a 1936 Bugatti Atlantic Type 57SC, will be displayed on the rolling grasses of Quail Lodge & Gold Club at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. This Atlantic represents the first of only three models ever produced. Marked by riveted flanges on a blue, all-aluminum body, this particular Bugatti is the only surviving “Aéro Coupé,” a designation given to the first two cars that were mechanically very similar to the aerolithe. Delivered new in 1936 to Britain’s Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, third Baron Rothschild, the car has had only a handful of owners in its 80-year history.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance— August 26, 2018

As the world’s foremost Concours event, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will feature two Citroens from the Mullin collection. The first of which, the Henri Chapron-built 1965 DS19 Majesty, is one of only 27 models ever produced. Known for its higher and more angular roofline, the car was ordered by Rene Gaston-Dreyfus in 1964 with particular specifications including striking metallic paint and technologically advanced accessories. It will be a one-of-a-kind feature at the world-class event.

The second car to be showcased is the 1963 DS19 Concorde with its aerodynamic body and sophisticated hydropneumatic suspension. The classic also serves as an important example of elegant bodywork hand built by Chapron himself. One of 38 Concorde models ever made, the car was purchased by Peter Mullin in 2016 in Europe.

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Hey Violet × “Hoodie” 


Hey Violet’s ‘From the Outside,’ (is) one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums.” – The New York Times


Today, Hey Violet release “Hoodie” featuring Ayo & Teo. The song is available for download and streaming at all digital partners, HERE. The track marks the first time Hey Violet has collaborated with another artist, teaming up with self-taught dancers and rap duo Ayo & Teo, best known for their viral hit “Rolex.” The pair have garnered millions of views via social media as well as the recognition of various celebrities. LISTEN HERE.


The band’s debut album From The Outside is out now on Hi or Hey Records/Capitol/Caroline- the album hit #1 on the iTunes Pop Chart and is available via all digital retailers. The band co wrote songs on the album which was produced by Julian Bunetta. The New York Times declares it’s “one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums,” and Stereogum says,

“Hey Violet have a very strong album to show for their efforts – one that, like its provocative lead single, (‘Guys My Age,’) stakes out its territory and demands a reaction,”while Nylon raves, “I challenge you to find a debut album as explosive and technicolored as ‘From The Outside.’ With ’80s-tinged synths and enough sub bass to scratch the little EDM itch we all have, (the album) pulses with cheeky hooks and middle fingers to the status quo. Lead singer Rena Lovelis’ voice is arena-shaking. You’re in for one hell of a ride.”


In the past year, the L.A.-based band have proven the power of their immaculately crafted alt-pop. Their recent track “Break My Heart,” has racked up over 10 million combined streams. 

Idolator says “Break My Heart” is a “monstrous electro-anthem” and declares, the band is “destined to have a massive year,” and Alternative Press calls the track “irresistible.” The song is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single”Guys My Age,” which has more than 50 million combined streams, while the video is approaching 20 million views. The band recently wrapped up a sold out North American headline tour, graced the March cover of Alternative Press, and performed “Guys My Age” on both The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers. Hey Violet’s Brand New Moves EP debuted as the #1 album on iTunes in the U.S., and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declared front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.” Hey Violet is Rena Lovelis, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass). 


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– Land Rover returns to the heart of Manhattan for the fourth consecutive year as the official vehicle of the 2017 Rolex Central Park Horse Show

– U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing competition presented by The Fite Group Luxury Homes is added to the 2017 program

– Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials winner, Oliver Townend, to compete alongside US Event riders, Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton

– Land Rover to bring the all-new Range Rover Velar and the all-new Land Rover Discovery to the event attendees

– Land Rover to provide a fleet of electric powered miniature Land Rover vehicles for children’s driving experience as part of Central Park Family Day Presented by Mars, Incorporated

Land Rover North America has announced its continued support for the one of the world’s most iconic equestrian events, the Rolex Central Park Horse Show, which takes place in the heart of New York City from September 20-24, 2017.

The Rolex Central Park Show is the only outdoor, multi-day equestrian event in New York City. Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials winner, Oliver Townend, will be joined in the line-up by members of the Land Rover U.S. Eventing team including, Olympic Bronze Medalist, Phillip Dutton and U.S. Event rider, Boyd Martin, in what is set to be a thrilling competition.

Alongside the three-star Show Jumping on offer, the 2017 Rolex Central Park Show welcomes the inaugural U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing competition presented by The Fite Group Luxury Homes, showcasing some of the best event riders in the world. The two-round competition will incorporate both show jumping and cross-country elements of the sport, as riders, paired into teams of two, will contest an Intermediate level track set by renowned course designer Captain Mark Phillips. The top six teams, based on cumulative time from round one, will then compete in the final “money” round for the overall in prize money, which they will split based on final rankings in the second-round speed competition. The competition will run with a faults-converted format, adding two-seconds to a team’s overall score per jumping fault. The winners of the competition will earn the title of U.S. Open Arena Eventing Champions.

“The Land Rover brand has been involved in Equestrian sports for over 30 years, and we are proud to be returning to one of the world’s most iconic events here in Central Park,” said Kim McCullough, Vice President of Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC. “Equestrian perfectly matches Land Rover’s brand spirit and we are looking forward to bringing our most recent vehicles, the all-new Range Rover Velar and the all-new Land Rover Discovery, to the event attendees in the heart of Manhattan.”

Alongside the U.S. Open Arena Eventing competition, the Rolex Central Park Horse Show will feature an array of multi-discipline equestrian sport including three-star Show Jumping, the highly-anticipated Puissance competition and Hunter Jumper classes.

As part of the Central Park Family Day Presented by Mars, Incorporated, Land Rover is pleased to once-again provide a special treat for the younger members in attendance: a fleet of electric powered replicas of iconic Land Rover models[1]. Designed for children aged four to ten, the special junior driving experience will take place in the main arena. In a newly expanded Sunday program, a special performance from “America’s Got Talent” Pompeyo Family, Dog Agility, children’s pony rides, face painting, and equestrian demonstrations will also be available free of charge on Sunday.

Mark Bellissimo, CEO, International Equestrian Group commented, “We are so privileged to have such big brands supporting our New York event. Land Rover has partnered with the show since the beginning and we are looking forward to welcoming them back for what is set to be the biggest year yet! As an organization, we always try to inspire new and creative ideas to engage and introduce equestrian sport to a broader audience, Eventers bring an extra dimension to the show and it is a great opportunity for the riders to shine against the incredible New York City skyline.”

In addition to watching some of the world’s top riders in action, spectators will have the opportunity to see the newest products from Land Rover, the Range Rover Velar and the Land Rover Discovery will be displayed onsite.

Bringing a new dimension of modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family, the all-new Range Rover Velar fills the space in between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. Offering levels of luxury, refinement and all-terrain capability never before seen in the mid-size SUV segment, the Range Rover Velar is defined by a visually reductive approach and meticulous attention to precision in every detail.

The all-new Land Rover Discovery is the brand’s most versatile SUV offering premium design and interiors, all-terrain capability and unique cutting-edge technology. With seating to accommodate up to seven full size adults comfortably, the Discovery features a distinctive stepped roof design for enhanced passenger headroom and comfort. Intelligent Seat Fold technology allows owners to instantly configure seating remotely via their smartphone app ®[2].

Land Rover is well positioned as the global premium SUV brand at a time when the luxury market and SUV market are both growing in the North America market. In 2016, Land Rover continued its success story setting new U.S. and global sales records.

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