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
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:
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