Carmel, 12th of August, 2014
After the Pre-Reunion at Laguna Seca finally the Classic Car
week in Monterey was kicked off with two very different events.
Early in the morning the private tour of Sir Michael Kadoorie was
started at the Quail Lodge golf course where the Motorsport
Gathering will be held on Friday. Usually Kadoorie and several of
his close friends use the calmer first days of the week for a small
tour in the hinterland of Monterey and the nearby wineries to have
a relaxed tour and taste some wine and good food along the road.
At about 8 o´clock the cars were lined up at the driving range in
front of the Lodge for the departure on its way to the final
destination at the McCall party on Wednesday evening, among
them the oldest surviving Bentley 3 Litre. The experimental
chassis was used by Bentley Motors to test the new three Litre
Engine that should be base for the success of the company with
no less than 5 victories at the hardest race in the world, the 24
hours of Le Mans. Also of special interest was the lovely
patinated Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring Spider that was brought
by Chip Connors to the Quail this morning.
But not all participants were driving classics that day as several
new Bentley GT and GTC were present either in restrained
colours or even in bright yellow.
Report & images … Peter Singhof