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The Quail × A Motorsports Gathering

The premier automotive event will welcome four featured classes — “The Great Lancias,” “50th Anniversary of the Espada & Islero,” “70 Years of the Iconic Porsche 356” and “The Alois Ruf Reunion” — during its Monterey Car Week Event held at Quail Lodge & Golf Club on August 24, 2018

Today, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has officially announced four featured classes for its 16th-anniversary celebration on Friday, August 24, 2018. Recognizing Italian heritage and German innovation, the special selection will include “The Great Lancias,” “50th Anniversary of the Espada & Islero,” “70 Years of the Iconic Porsche 356” and “The Alois Ruf Reunion.”

“The Great Lancias” class will be highlighted by notable models that exemplify the Italian manufacturer’s strong rally heritage. Key vehicles will include a 1974 Stratos HF Group IV, a 1955 Aurelia B24S and a 1988 Delta Intergrale 8V.

Meanwhile, the “50th Anniversary of the Espada & Islero” class will pay tribute to two of Lamborghini’s most timeless V12-powered touring cars: the low-production Islero GT and the 2+2 Espada that became one of Sant’Agata’s best-selling models. Half a century after both models debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, 21 of these iconic vehicles will be on display.

The Quail will also celebrate German automotive history and legacy through the special “70 Years of the Iconic Porsche 356” class. The display will include noteworthy examples of the marque’s first production sports cars such as a 1951 356 Pre-A Split Window, a 1958 356 A Speedster, a 1965 356 C Coupe and other seminal vehicles from the legendary marque.

“The Alois Ruf Reunion” will focus on German innovation through a selection of sports cars from the legendary Pfaffenhausen manufacturer and tuner. Included in the class will be the 1988 CTR “Yellowbird” #001, freshly restored by RUF themselves. The car will be presented alongside the new 710 horsepower CTR, making its North American debut. Along with the old and new CTR, several other prominent RUF vehicles will grace the event — from the CTR2 to the RCT and many more.

“To amp up the anticipation surrounding The Quail, we are featuring four new classes for car enthusiasts from around the world to enjoy,” said Gordon McCall, Director of Motorsports for The Peninsula Signature Events. “Guests of the show will be delighted to see a remarkable selection of cars that represent the Italian and German perspectives of automotive excellence.”

Keeping with tradition, these featured classes will complement the familiar roster of pre- and post-war classes as they line the prestigious greens of Quail Lodge & Golf Club.

In addition to the world-class selection of vehicles, The Quail will offer an array of culinary pavilions, award-winning wines and spirits and a Fireside Chat Series in the elegant yet family- and pet-friendly environment. Guests will also be invited to attend the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction taking place concurrently on the Quail Lodge Farm Field.

The event is sold out; however, if an individual has missed the opportunity to purchase tickets, they may submit a waitlist request online. Other options for admission include The QuailHelicopter Ticket and The QuailCharitable Patron Ticket, which are still available for purchase. For more information about these ticket options, please click here. To learn more about the event, please visit the event website and follow the action on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About The Peninsula Signature Events

The Peninsula Signature Events is organized by The Peninsula Hotels, dedicated to creating world-class bespoke events at its properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila and Paris – future openings, Yangon and London. Quail Lodge & Golf Club is home to the following Peninsula Signature Events: The Quail Ride, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, The Quail Rally and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. http://signatureevents.peninsula.com.

70 Years of Porsche Sports-cars

The new beautifully illustrated celebration of the Porsche, 70 Years of Porsche Sportscars from Delius Klasing covers every aspect of Porsche since Ferry Porsche reinvented the spots car in 1948. Broken down into seven chapters, including lifestyle, technology, the company, models, people, motorsport and community, there is not one topic to be missed.

The book, like Porsche, is intoxicating, beautiful and intelligent.

The new beautifully illustrated celebration of the Porsche, 70 Years of Porsche Sportscars from Delius Klasing covers every aspect of Porsche since Ferry Porsche reinvented the spots car in 1948. Broken down into seven chapters, including lifestyle, technology, the company, models, people, motorsport and community, there is not one topic to be missed.

The book, like Porsche, is intoxicating, beautiful and intelligent.

Porsche Journey Through the Alps

Follow a breathtaking journey through the mountains of Italy, Australia and Switzerland in classic and modern PORSCHE sports cars in the unique book PORSCHE DRIVE from Delius Klasing. Follow the journey of photographer of Stefan Boger and writer Jan Karl Baedeker in this book featuring 286 stunning color photos and bound in beautiful hardcover linen.

After his last book, “Escapes“, Stefan Bogner returns to the Alps again with this illustrated book. This time he did not only photograph particular routes, but he looked for the ideal tour through the Alps: 3 countries, 14 passes – the perfect little escape for 4 days.

Different from Bogner’s photographs in “Escapes“ or “CURVES“, where Bogner just presents dreamlike empty streets, “Porsche Drive“ focuses on the journey in Porsche models like Porsche 906, Porsche 911, Porsche 918 and more. Stefan Bogner drives his own Porsche 911 1970 ST.

Apart from Bogner‘s photographs, “Porsche Drive” offers information on each route and height profile. Thus you can follow Bogner‘s itinerary on a long weekend.

Book info:

Stefan Bogner, Jan Baedeker

Porsche Drive

14 Pässe in 4 Tagen – 14 Passes in 4 Days

ISBN 978-3-667-10289-8

$ 42.95

£ 28.99

434 Pages, 286 colour photos, 19 black/white photos, bilingual, Format 21 x 28 cm, Delius Klasing

Bilingual book in German and English

WATCHES + WONDERS MIAMI

WATCHES & WONDERS MIAMI DEBUTS IN THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT THIS FEBRUARY

The Four-Day Luxury Weekend Will Feature The Newest Watches And Jewelry From

20 Leading Maisons, A Collection Of 100 Rare Vintage And Sports/Exotic Cars, Along With The Celebrated Miami Yacht Show

The Miami Design District Associates (MDDA) in partnership with the Fondation Haute Horlogerie (FHH), announced today the debut of Watches & Wonders Miami (WWM).  The first of its kind event in Miami will take place February 16-19, 2018 and bring together 20 of the world’s leading luxury timepiece manufacturers, including:

A. Lange & Sohne, Audemars Piguet, Bulgari, Cartier, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Louis Vuitton, Panerai, Piaget, Tag Heuer and Vacheron Constantin among others.  The watchmakers will each unveil their newest creations for the first time in the United States during WWM.  This unprecedented advance preview of what’s to come in the world of high horology, coincides with the Miami Design District Concours—an exceptional showing of more than 100 of the most significant post-war vintage, sports/exotic cars and supercars, including iconic examples from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls Royce.  The 30th annualMiami Yacht Show, featuring the world’s most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts from top custom boat builders and brokers, takes place nearby on Collins Avenue, rounding out a weekend of ultimate luxury for guests.

“The Miami Design District is recognized around the world as a destination for art, culture and luxury.  Thus, it is the perfect partner to help us create a truly world class watch and jewelry experience where we can not only give enthusiasts a ‘first look’ at the newest products, but also offer them dynamic exhibitions and learning opportunities, as well as interaction with the industry’s leading authorities,” states Fabienne Lupo, Chairwoman and Managing Director of the FHH.

“Watches & Wonders Miami will be an extraordinary event bringing together the very best brands dedicated to luxury timepieces and jewelry.  The creativity and debut of new styles will make this a must-attend event for collectors and enthusiasts alike.  It’s also the first time many of these brands will be debuting new styles in the U.S. so this is a big moment,” said Craig Robins, CEO of Dacra Development and developer of the Miami Design District.  “We are thrilled to host this event in the Miami Design District and to play a role in making this U.S. debut a reality.”

Watches & Wonders Miami will kick-off President’s Day weekend with a full Friday evening program in Paradise Plaza.  The evening will feature the Miami Design District Performance Series presented by Knight-Foundation and produced by Emilio Estefan, followed by an exclusive gala cocktail celebration in the Palm Court.  Throughout the weekend, guests will have access to ‘Telling Time,’ a special exhibition comprised of nine videos, creative installations and dramatic performance works by international contemporary artists.  WWM will also feature immersive virtual reality experiences, each designed to bring the world of fine watchmaking to a new dimension.  As part of WWM, the FHH is developing a robust conference line-up and educational workshops that will be accessible to anyone from amateurs to connoisseurs and collectors.  In addition, Hodinkee, the industry’s preeminent resource for watch enthusiasts, is providing support on content development for WWM.  Children’s programs will also be offered on Sunday, making WWM the ideal destination for families over the holiday weekend.

Consumers are encouraged to visit the Watches & Wonders Miami website for further details and to register for event news and updates:

https://www.miamidesigndistrict.net/watchesandwonders

#WatchesandWonders

#atMDD

The 20 maisons participating in Watches & Wonders Miami are:

Boutiques

A. Lange & Söhne

Audemars Piguet

BVLGARI

Cartier

Hublot

IWC Schaffhausen

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Louis Vuitton

Panerai

Parmigiani

Piaget

Tag Heuer

Vacheron Constantin

Van Cleef & Arpels

Pop-Up Boutiques

Armin Strom

F.P. Journe

Kari Voutilainen

Ralph Lauren

RJ-Romain Jerome

Romain Gauthier

Fondation Haute Horlogerie

The Fondation Haute Horlogerie (FHH) was established in 2005 by Audemars Piguet, Girard- Perregaux and the Richemont Group. Headquartered, in Geneva, Switzerland, the FHH strives to promote awareness, understanding and interest in Fine Watchmaking around the world through education, training and specialized events.  The FHH works in conjunction with 41 partner brands that provide financial support and assistance with project implementation.

Miami Design District Associates

The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. The Miami Design District is owned by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra, founded and owned by visionary entrepreneur Craig Robins, and L Real Estate Catterton, a global real estate development and investment fund, specializing in creating luxury shopping destinations. Together Dacra and L Real Estate Catterton have actively transformed the once-overlooked area of Miami into a vibrant destination for residents and visitors by presenting the best shopping, cultural and culinary experiences within an architecturally significant context. The vision for a rejuvenated Design District — responsive to its historic, urban and tropical context – was codified in an urban master plan developed by the award-winning master planners Duany Plater-Zyberk, with the additional participation of architects including Walter Chatham, Hariri and Hariri, Juan Lezcano, Terence Riley, and Alison Spear. The Miami Design District embodies a singular dedication to the unity of design, fashion, art and architecture, and a commitment to encourage a neighborhood comprised of creative experiences.

ROLLS-ROYCE ANNOUNCES ‘THE JOHN LENNON PHANTOM V’ RETURN

Today, Rolls-Royce has announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary year of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its own way by bringing the colourful Rolls-Royce Phantom V, famous for being owned by John Lennon, back home to London for the British public to see.

Currently owned by the Royal British Columbia Museum in Canada, ‘The John Lennon Phantom V’ will travel from Canada to London to join ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ – A Rolls-Royce Exhibition, at Bonhams on Bond Street, an area visited regularly by Lennon in the late 1960s in this very car.

Members of the public will be able to see ‘The John Lennon Phantom V’ at Bonhams from 29 July to the 2 August.

‘The John Lennon Phantom V’

On June 3, 1965 – the same day that Edward H White left the capsule of his Gemini 4 to become the first American to walk in space – John Lennon took delivery of something rather special. It was a Rolls-Royce Phantom V in Valentine Black. He would later say that he always wanted to be an eccentric millionaire, and the Phantom would become an important step towards that dream.

Lennon had the Phantom V customised in true rock-star style. The rear seat was converted to a double bed, a television, telephone and refrigerator were installed, along with a ‘floating’ record player and a custom sound system (which included an external loud hailer).

Then, in April 1967, just as the recording of the game-changing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was finishing, Lennon asked Surrey coachbuilders, JP Fallon, to give the Phantom a new paint job. The freshly-painted Phantom was unveiled days before the worldwide release of Sgt. Pepper’s on 1 June and it seemed part of the overall concept of the album.

The new colour scheme is often described as ‘psychedelic’ and certainly the colours, particularly the dominant yellow, reflected the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. But look carefully and you will see it is no random swirl, but a floral Romany scroll design, as used on gypsy caravans and canal barges, with a zodiac symbol on the roof. 

The Phantom V was used regularly by Lennon until 1969 (Lennon also owned a slightly less conspicuous all-white Phantom V). Having used it, pre-paint change, to collect his MBE with his bandmates in 1965, he then used it again in 1969 to return his MBE to the Palace, in protest against, among other things, the Vietnam War. The car was shipped to the USA in 1970 when Lennon moved there and was loaned out to ferry other rock stars around such as The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and The Moody Blues. In 1977, after a period in storage, donated by billionaire Jim Pattison to the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ – a Rolls-Royce Exhibition, will take place at Bonhams international flagship saleroom and galleries in New Bond Street, London, from 29 July to the 2 August. You can follow the progress of this story on social media by using https://www.press.rolls-roycemotorcars.com/rolls-royce-motor-cars-pressclub/article/detail/T0272363EN/rolls-royce-announces-the-great-eight-phantoms%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-a-rolls-royce-exhibition-will-be-at-bonhams-and-sir-malcolm-campbell%E2%80%99s-phantom-ii%E2%80%99-will-be-third-great-phantom-to-join-exhibition