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August 29 - 2017 Bugatti Chiron at The Quail Since 2003, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has been a leading event among the many surrounding the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. This year, Bugatti showed off their new Chiron. Given the paucity of photos in a natural setting at the time of car's introduction at Geneva, we're happy to showcase them here.


2017 Bugatti Chiron at The Quail

August 25 - 2016 Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6  The electric Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 2+2 concept produces 750 hp and has a range of over 310 miles. But the futuristic art-deco styling is the real selling point. Maybach as a brand may have found the design language it needs to stand apart, while at the same time linking to the direction that Mercedes has been going in with cars like the AMG GT.


2016 Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6



August 22 - 1954 Porsche 356 Speedster From 1954 to 1958, Porsche built a racier, stripped down version of their 356 sports car. Porsche's U.S. Distributor Max Hoffman suggested that Porsche build a car focused on performance that would sell for $3000. The lightweight Speedster had few amenities and even lacked rollup windows and glass, but in the end it weighed about 230 lbs less than the regular Coupe.


1954 Porsche 356 Speedster

August 22 - 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Marina Blue 1967 was the last year for the C2 Sting Ray, and Chevrolet upped power yet again with the 427/435 hp Tri-Power, breathing through its 3 2-barrel carburetors.


1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Marina Blue

August 22 - 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback Carroll Shelby collaborated with Ford to produce a high performance version of the extremely popular new Mustang. The original intent was to have a street-legal car that would spend most of its time on the track. The 1965 GT350 was the truest to that original intent, with later models becoming more comfortable and streetable.


1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback

August 22 - 1964 Eisert Harrison Special Indy Car In 1964, Jerry Eisert was commissioned by Frank Harrison to build a mid-engine car to race at Indianapolis. Inspired by the Formula One Lotus car, the resulting Harrison Special is to this day the oldest remaining mid-engined American Indy car. While the car never won a race, its importance remains as a very early mid-engine race car that was built in the dusk of an era, when small builders could still compete in the major races like Indy.


1964 Eisert Harrison Special Indy Car

August 22 - 2014 Lotus Motorcycles C-01 Green Inspired by the Lotus 49 Formula One racing car of the late 1960s, the C-01 is a reimagining of what a superbike should be. The design comes from Daniel Simon, who designed the Light Cycle for the 2010 film Tron: Legacy.


2014 Lotus Motorcycles C-01 Green

August 22 - 1942 Indian Four 1942 was the last year of the Four. Never a big seller during the Depression, the company saw them as flagship products that reflected well on the entire Indian line. This particular Four was the first one off the production line for this, the very last year.


1942 Indian Four

August 22 - 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 White When the GT3 RS 4.0 debuted in 2011, it was the ultimate naturally aspirated 911. Its 4 liter flat-6 was the largest in a 911 to that time, and the same displacement sees use in the newer 911 GT3 RS. With 500 hp, it produces a full 125 hp per liter from a naturally aspirated engine.


2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 White

August 22 - 1937 White Model 706 Yellowstone Park Bus The White Motor Company traces its history back to 1898, when Thomas White found himself disappointed with his new Locomobile steam car. His son Rollin developed and then patented a new form of steam generator to solve the problem, and by 1900 he had set up shop in a corner of one of his father's sewing machine factories to manufacture his own automobile.


1937 White Model 706 Yellowstone Park Bus

August 22 - 1928 BMW R62 Motorcyle 1928 was the first year of the R62, BMW's first 750cc touring motorcycle, and also BMW's entry into automobile manufacture. The company had made considerable progress in manufacturing and design, and the new 18 hp R62 had over double the horsepower of their first foray into bikes, the R32.


1928 BMW R62 Motorcycle

August 20 - 1932 Packard Twin Six Roadster Coupe The Twin Six was powered by a 445.5-cubic inch engine, making 160 bhp at 3,200 rpm. This V-12 was originally intended for a front-wheel drive Packard project that never got off the ground. Packard claimed a top speed “in excess of 85 mph,” but the Twin Six was reportedly capable of 100 in all body styles, which ranged from plebeian sedans and coupes to “Individual Custom” bodies.


1932 Packard Twin Six Roadster Coupe

August 20 - 1935 Miller Ford V-8 Special Indy Car Born out of a somewhat cantankerous collaboration between Henry Ford, Preston Tucker and Harry Miller (a co-designer of the famed Offenhauser engine), the Miller Ford V8 Special was designed and built for a 10-car Ford assault on Indianapolis in 1935. The car featured a 220 cubic inch Ford flathead V8 producing 150 hp in race trim.


1935 Miller Ford V-8 Special Indy Car

August 20 - 1963 Dodge 330 Lightweight Polar White During the 1960s the horsepower wars were fully engaged in America. Buried within the order sheets for nearly every pedestrian model were the high powered options and one of the greatest, albeit underrated, cars produced during that time is the Dodge 330 Lightweight. 34 examples of this beast were built in 1963.

 
1963 Dodge 330 Lightweight Polar White

August 20 - 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Produced by Scaglietti, the GTB was clothed in an aluminum body, like its racing predecessors. The model was first released in 1964, though a second, “long-nose” version appeared as early as 1965. In 1967, Ferrari renamed the 275 to reflect its new four cam engine.


1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4



August 20 - 1938 Crocker V-Twin Small Tank Crocker Motorcycle was a small bike manufacturer in Los Angeles that in its 10 years of production developed a reputation as one of the best motorcycles ever built in the United States.


1938 Crocker V-Twin Small Tank

August 19 - 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Though it may have been more or less a "budget" Ferrari, relatively speaking, it was also a leader. The Dino was not only a stunning car, but the first mid-engine production car made by the company.


1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

August 19 - 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible Fathom Green The L88 was a limited production engine option for the Chevrolet Corvette from from 1967-1969. General Motors rated the engine at "only" 430 hp for insurance reasons, when the reality is that the engine was producing somewhere in the neighborhood of 560 hp.


1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible Fathom Green

August 19 - 1947 Triumph Grand Prix Racer During WWII, Triumph supplied the military with portable generators powered by their twin cylinder motor with an aluminum alloy head. That same engine was used by employees to build some special racing bikes in 1946, and Ernie Lyons won the 1946 Manx Grand Prix with one. That success led to a limited run of racing bikes based on the same design.


1947 Triumph Grand Prix Racer

August 19 - 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta After Ferrari built the 599 GTO, their fastest road-going Ferrari up to that point, they made a limited edition of 80 open-top versions that also served as a tribute to long-time Ferrari collaborator Pininfarina on their 80th birthday.


2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

August 19 - 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo This 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo with 300 hp has only 64 original miles.


1979 Porsche 930 Turbo

August 18 - 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster Carroll Shelby paved the way for a whole range of EuroAmerican hybrid sports cars when he placed a powerful Ford V8 in the lightweight aluminum-bodied British AC Ace, a winning combination that won races through the early 1960s.


1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster

August 18 - 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Tanker The fuel injected 327 producing 360 hp formed the heart of the Corvette Z06 performance package. The optional N03 big tank was an oversized fuel tank that meant fewer pit stops. Cars with this rare option are known as Tankers.


1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Tanker

August 18 - 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster White The most immediately recognizable feature of this Speedster is the bubble tonneau cover made from aluminum.


2011 Porsche 911 Speedster White

August 18 - 1986 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole The Lamborghini Countach was the aspirational car of the 1980s. The 5000 Quattrovalvole model appeared in 1985, and differs from the previous LP500 S thanks to a boring and stroking of the V12 engine from 4754 cc to 5167 cc, and new engine heads with 4 valves per cylinder. This car features 6 Weber carburetors which produce a full 41 more horsepower than fuel injection.


1986 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole

August 18 - 1989 Porsche 962 Daytona 24 Hour Winner Porsche is by many measures the most successful racecar manufacturer in history, and the 962 was their premiere endurance racecar built from 1984-1991. This particular car, 962-108, is one of the fastest and most distinguished 962s made by Porsche.


1989 Porsche 962 Daytona 24 Hour Winner

August 15 - 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO Pearl White When the 599 GTO appeared, Ferrari claimed it was their fastest road car ever.


2011 Ferrari 599 GTO Pearl White

August 15 - 2011 - 1980 Porsche Bisimoto 911BR This 911 has been built by Bisi Ezerioha of Bisimoto Engineering to honor Steve McQueen and to benefit Boys Republic, an organization that helped McQueen get his life together from dealing with an abusive family.


1980 Porsche Bisimoto 911BR

       

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