Carmel Valley, 24th of August, 2018
After the McCall Jet Centre Party on Wednesday the second
social highlight of the week was hosted this morning at the Quail
Lodge. Sir Michael Kadoorie’s Peninsula Hotel once again was
the setting for the festival of food, wine and cars on the perfect
As usual the weather was rather grey in the beginning when the
press was allowed to get in early to have a glimpse on the many
different cars in several classes. What was very obvious on first
sight was the fact that the focus shifts more and more in the
direction of modern supercars rather than exotics, a fact that also
can be seen by the amount of unveilings from the different brands
to promote their latest toys to a very exclusive and certainly
wealthy public regarding the entry fees.
As soon as the spectators joined the fun at 10 am the sun also
came through the clouds and the rest of the day was fine weather.
Since a few years the grounds of the Lodge feature two greens on
either side of the road and this year the side stage hosted the
class of the “Great Ferraris”. Always one of the most spectacular
displays the show spanned cars from the early 166MM Touring
Barchetta alongside the Le Mans winning 250 TR from the
Kadoorie stable, an original 275 GTB/4 N.A.R.T. Spider, the Pinin
Prototype as well as the 500 TRC as seen on the tour to the latest
TDF models including a taylor made bare aluminium car.