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THE QUAIL, A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING ANNOUNCES FIRESIDE CHAT PANELS FEATURING MARK WEBBER AND SUPERCAR BLONDIE IN CONVERSATION WITH HANNAH ELLIOTT


The world-renowned event on August 16, 2019, will feature three engaging Fireside Chat discussion panels with racing driver Mark Webber; automotive influencer Alex Hirschi, also known as Supercar Blondie, in conversation with noted automotive journalist Hannah Elliott; and a surprise special guest.

Carmel, Calif. (August 8, 2019) The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering announced today it will host a series of three Fireside Chat panels at the annual event on Friday, August 16, 2019. These panels will include discussions with a wide variety of automotive enthusiast leaders, including conversations with two-time Monaco Grand Prix winner and 2015 FIA World Endurance Champion Mark Webber; automotive influencer and social media entertainer Alex Hirschi, also known as Supercar Blondie; along with a surprise guest.

Fireside Chat discussions are a hallmark of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, offering attendees an up-close and relaxed conversation between some of the leading figures in the automotive community. Among the highlights of this year’s panelists will be Mark Webber. Webber’s achievements in the automotive world are manifold, from a 13-year career in Formula 1 including nine race victories, 42 podium finishes, 13 pole positions and 19 fastest laps; to an endurance racing career that included claiming the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship and a second-place finish in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. Outside of the drivers’ seat, Webber has been an enthusiast of long-distance mountain biking, an ambassador for Porsche and a Formula 1 broadcast commentator in his native Australia. Webber’s Fireside Chat panel is scheduled for 2:30 PM on the day of the event.

Another expected highlight of the event will be a Fireside Chat panel with Alex Hirschi, known to fans as Supercar Blondie. With over 12 million social media followers, Hirschi is one of the most followed automotive social media entertainers in the world. Her content has earned her several major awards, including Esquire Middle East magazine’s 2018 Influencer of the Year award. In addition to her social media work, Hirschi hosted a talk radio show in Dubai from 2012 to 2017 and will debut her first television show, “Car Crews with Supercar Blondie,” on August 22, 2019. Hirschi’s Fireside Chat panel will be moderated by noted automotive journalist Hannah Elliott. Elliott is one of the most prominent female voices in modern automotive journalism, having written on cars, culture, travel and luxury for outlets including Bloomberg, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. This Fireside Chat panel is scheduled for 12:30 PM on the day of the event.

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering is excited to welcome these incredible personalities for our 2019 Fireside Chat panels,” said Gordon McCall, Director of Motorsports for The Peninsula Signature Events. “It’s an honor to host these leading voices in our community to share and inspire enthusiasts with their stories.”

In addition to Mark Webber and Alex Hirschi, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering will host a third Fireside Chat panel with a surprise special guest. More details on this guest will be available on the day of the event, and this panel is currently scheduled for 11:30 AM.

In addition to the Fireside Chat panels, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering will feature three special classes for 2019. These classes include “100 Years of Bentley Motors,” “The 25th Anniversary of the McLaren F1” and “A Tribute to the Electric Car Movement,” all of which will run alongside the traditional world-class display classes on the scenic rolling fairways of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club. Highlight vehicles from these classes will include a 1929 Bentley Le Mans, a 1926 Bentley Speed Six, a 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe by Park Ward, a 2018 Bentley Supersports, a one-of-ten McLaren F1 GTR Longtail and the unique 1965 Volkswagen Beetle Zelectric Sedan electric car prototype.

The show will offer a family- and pet-friendly environment. Guests will be treated to a unique garden-party setting highlighted by the array of culinary pavilions, award-winning wine vendors, and a Fireside Chat Series. Guests will also be invited to attend the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction taking place concurrently on the Quail Lodge Farm Field.

Witness this celebration only at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Learn more on the event website and follow the action on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


About The Peninsula Signature Events 

The Peninsula Signature Events are organized by The Peninsula Hotels, dedicated to creating world-class bespoke events at its properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Paris, Bangkok, and Manila. New Peninsula hotels are currently under development in London, Istanbul, and Yangon. 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 Gatheringhttp://signatureevents.peninsula.com.

ROUSH PERFORMANCE TO UNVEIL ONE-OF-A-KIND STAGE 3 MUSTANG AT MCCALL’S MOTORWORKS REVIVAL


The 710 horsepower, Gulf Racing-liveried 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang custom-made for Legendary Companies President and CEO Wade Kawasaki will make its public debut at the Monterey Car Week event on August 14, 2019 displayed alongside a new 2019 ROUSH F-150 SC pickup truck.

MONTEREY, CA (August 8, 2019)– ROUSH Performance has announced that it will debut its newest custom vehicle, a 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang designed exclusively for automotive aftermarket industry leader Wade Kawasaki, at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival on August 14, 2019 in Monterey, California. Built to be Kawasaki’s “track-capable daily driver,” the vehicle features the iconic blue and orange Gulf Racing livery painted by SpeedKore Performance Group to exactly match the colors of Kawasaki’s 2019 Ford GT supercar.

Kawasaki’s vehicle is based on the 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, the highest-performing vehicle in ROUSH’s stable, which features a ROUSH TVS R2650 Supercharger, complete with a ROUSH Cold Air Intake and ROUSH calibration to boost the car’s 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine to an overall power output of 710 horsepower and 610 foot-pounds of torque. The Mustang is also equipped with the optional ROUSH Active Exhaust System, which offers four different user-selectable exhaust modes. Other upgrades include a custom handbrake designed for drifting.

Additional custom touches include a set of one-off 20×9.5-inch billet aluminum wheels from Bespoke by Wheel Vintiques, designed as a modern interpretation of the iconic wheels of the original Ford GT40, paired with 275/35ZR20 Continental ExtremeContact Sport™ tires. Further bespoke pieces include custom carbon fiber side vents and side view mirrors manufactured by SpeedKore as well as a carbon fiber ROUSH Mustang Chin Spoiler, a carbon fiber ROUSH Mustang Rear Spoiler, and complete ROUSH R8 Aero Body Kit. On the inside, Kawaski’s Stage 3 Mustang’s Sport Interior Package has been upgraded with color-matched orange accents and a unique ROUSH plaque.

“I’m delighted to debut this car at McCall’s Motorworks Revival,” said Legendary Companies President and CEO Wade Kawasaki. “ROUSH Performance has gone above and beyond my expectations with this vehicle and I’m looking forward to sharing it with the public and to get out and drive it.”

In addition to the custom 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, ROUSH Performance will also have the new 2019 ROUSH F-150 SC on display. With a potent 650 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque on tap from the ROUSHcharged 5.0-liter, as well as an optional ROUSH Active Exhaust System and a ROUSH/Fox 2.0 suspension upgrade, the F-150 SC delivers heart-pounding off-road performance without compromising its on-road drivability. A host of signature ROUSH aesthetic touches inside and out also make the 2019 ROUSH F-150 SC an unmistakable presence on or off the road.

McCall’s Motorworks Revival, often referred to as the “unofficial kick-off” to the world-famous Monterey Car Week, will hold its 28th annual event on August 14, 2019. Taking place on the tarmac and in the hangar of the Monterey Jet Center, the exclusive gathering features a curated selection of some of the world’s finest cars, aircraft and motorcycles along with gourmet food and beverages in a unique and eclectic setting.

For more information about McCall’s Motorworks Revival, visit here. Visit www.ROUSHperformance.com to learn more about ROUSH vehicles and products and to find a ROUSH dealership near you.


About ROUSH Performance
ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush, the winningest name in racing. Combining performance engineering with entrepreneurship, ROUSH began selling designs he had created for his own team to the wider world of motorsports. Based out of Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. For more on ROUSH please visit www.ROUSHperformance.com or call 800.59.ROUSH.

MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC MOVES TO SANTA BARBARA POLO & RACQUET CLUB FOR ITS 2019 EVENT


The eighth annual Montecito Motor Classic will showcase over 140 world-class rare and exotic cars on the picturesque grounds of the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on September 22, 2019. “Modern Day Hypercar Designs & Period Supercar Milestones” will be the featured class.

Montecito, Calif. (August 8, 2019) – The Montecito Motor Classic will return to Montecito, California on Sunday, September 22, 2019 celebrating eight years as the premier automotive celebration in the Santa Barbara area. For the first time, the event will be hosted at the verdant seaside backdrop of the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. Entries are now being accepted for show cars including the featured class, “Modern Day Hypercar Designs & Period Supercar Milestones.” Early highlights include the Lamborghini Miura, Jaguar XJ220, Ferrari Enzo, McLaren Senna and the new Ford GT.

In addition to the supercar class, the Montecito Motor Classic will feature a wide variety of classes including European classics, American muscle cars, pre-war cars, race cars, hot rods and the latest luxury and exotic offerings from around the world.

“We’re confident that this year’s Montecito Motor Classic will be a truly memorable event,” said Dolores Morelli Johnson, director of the Montecito Motor Classic. “The new location at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is a fittingly luxurious new home for our celebration and provides us with ample room to grow for many years to come.”

Since its founding in 1911, the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club has grown to become the largest and most prestigious polo club in the western United States. Considered to have some of the finest fields in the world, the club hosts several world-class polo tournaments each year and has long counted celebrities including Charlie Chaplin and Will Rogers as its members.

“We couldn’t be more excited for the eighth Annual Montecito Motor Classic,” said Michael Hammer, supporter of the Montecito Motor Classic. “This year’s special class should bring some of the most dramatic and exciting cars ever built, while showcasing the cutting-edge work currently pushing the boundaries of automotive potential.”

The event benefits the Santa Barbara Police Activities League, Santa Barbara Drag Racing Against Gangs and Graffiti and the Santa Barbara Police Foundation which raises funds for unbudgeted safety equipment and counseling services for first responders dealing with post-traumatic stress issues.

The event will be held at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Entry to the show field is free while parking provided by the club is $10 per vehicle at the gate or $8 online ahead of time. To learn more about the Montecito Motor Classic, please visit montecitomotorclassic.com. Entries for the 2019 event are currently being accepted, enter below.


ABOUT THE MOTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC

Since its inaugural event in 2012, the Montecito Motor Classic has earned recognition as the premier automotive event in the Santa Barbara region. The event gathers a refined selection of some of the world’s finest automobiles each year to the breathtaking seaside locales of Montecito, California. For more information about the Montecito Motor Classic, please visit montecitomotorclassic.com.

OLD WORLD INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES ALLIANCE WITH UNITY ENVIROTECH, HIGH-QUALITY AMMONIUM SULFATE FERTILIZER MANUFACTURER

The alliance marries Old World Industries’ depth of distribution network and commitment to excellence with Unity Envirotech’s industry-leading manufacturing standards and product quality

(NORTHBROOK, IL, August 7, 2019) – Old World Industries, a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality automotive and heavy-duty fluids and maker of PEAK® and BlueDEF® branded products, announced an alliance with Unity Envirotech of Illinois LLC. From a location in Henry, IL, serving primarily the commercial agriculture industry since 1964, Unity Envirotech manufactures ammonium sulfate (AMS) products in the heart of the corn belt in Henry, IL.

The alliance combines Unity Envirotech’s reputation for producing the highest quality granular and spray-grade ammonium sulfate fertilizers with Old World Industries rich distribution network and commitment to excellence. In recent years, Unity Envirotech has invested in long-term projects including facility upgrades and strategic property acquisitions where a wide range of AMS sized product can be produced, from 90 to 300 SGN.

“When stepping into any new alliance, reliability and a commitment to the highest standard is extremely important to Old World Industries,” said Charles Culverhouse, CEO of Old World Industries. “Unity Envirotech is a great representation of those qualities and more. We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with the highest quality products available.”

Teamed with Old World Industries, the alliance promises to yield superior quality products, reliable supply and exceptional customer service. The alliance will be led by fertilizer industry veteran Scott Vanderventer, who oversees Sales and Business Development for Old World Specialty Products, a division of Old World Industries.

“Old World Industries has demonstrated from the start that they not only value our premium products, but also the economies of our strategic location in the corn belt,” says Unity COO, Kobus van der Zel. “We are looking forward to benefiting from Old World’s deep marketing knowledge, relationships and insights”.

For over 47 years, Old World Industries has been a family-owned entrepreneurial company and a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality automotive and heavy-duty fluids. Today, the company is the number one supplier for antifreeze, coolant and diesel exhaust fluids in North America. PEAK and BlueDEF are high-performance brands of Old World Industries that consumers have learned to trust over the years, making them leading brands in the automotive aftermarket.  For more information on Old World Industries and their family of brands, visit www.peakauto.com. For more information on Unity Envirotech of Illinois, visit www.unityillinois.com.


About Old World Industries
Old World Industries, LLC is among the largest privately-held companies competing in the automotive aftermarket. The Northbrook, Illinois-based company enjoys a presence in various consumer product markets in 55 countries. Old World’s brands include a full line of PEAK Performance® Automotive Products including Coolant, Antifreeze, Motor Oil, Washer Fluid, Lighting and Wiper Blades; BlueDEF® Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Equipment; Victory Blue™ Diesel Exhaust Fluid; Final Charge® Heavy Duty Global Extended Life Coolant; Fleet Charge® Fully Formulated Coolant; and HERCULINER® Truck Bed Liner Kits. For more information, please visit www.owi.com.

About Unity Envirotech of Illinois
Unity has been manufacturing premium ammonium sulfate fertilizer products from its Henry, Illinois plant since September 2017. The plant, built in 1964, has a strategic location in the heart of the corn belt which allows for unrivaled value, service and convenience to our customers.

28th ANNUAL MCCALL’S MOTORWORKS REVIVAL TO FEATURE HISTORIC RACERS, MODERN SUPERCAR DEBUTS AND PRIVATE JETS


The kick-off to Monterey Car Week 2019 will highlight several world-class vehicles, including an ex-Jim Busby Racing BMW 320 Turbo IMSA GTX race car and the new Embraer Legacy 500 business jet.

Monterey, Calif. (August 7, 2019)– McCall’s Motorworks Revival, the kick-off event to the world-famous Monterey Car Week, has announced several of the featured vehicles for its 28th Anniversary celebration at Monterey Jet Center in Monterey, California on August 14, 2019. Highlights for the event include the BMW 320 Turbo campaigned by Jim Busby Racing in the IMSA GTX series, an exacting replica of the lost one-of-a-kind 1935 Bugatti Aerolithe and several innovative business aircraft including the Embraer Legacy 500 midsize business jet, the innovative turbine-powered Pilatus PC-12 NG and more.

One of only two lightweight BMW 320 Turbos ever built, this car debuted in 1978 in FIA Group 5 competition before being sold to Jim Busby Racing in California for the 1979 IMSA GTX season. With a lightweight tube-frame chassis, advanced aerodynamics and a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder M12 engine built by McLaren, this 320 Turbo was a solid competitor in both IMSA and Australian GT racing until the late 1980s. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cars scheduled to appear at McCall’s Motorworks Revival 2019 is an exacting replica of the 1935 Bugatti Aerolithe. This replica is built with an original Bugatti Type 57 chassis, engine and running gear and features a hand-formed magnesium body built using the same methods as the original car.

“We couldn’t be prouder of the incredible vehicles scheduled for our 2019 event,” said Gordon McCall, founder of the McCall’s Motorworks Revival. “The strength of our event has always been the eclectic variety and rarity of its aircraft, motorcycles and automobiles, and we’re confident this year’s 28thannual event will keep that tradition going strong!”

In addition to the iconic cars on display, the event will feature several of the latest business aircraft on display. Among these is the super-midsize Embraer Legacy 500, which features best-in-class cabin comfort and amenities along with an effective range of 3,125 nautical miles making it one of the most advanced and capable business jets on the market today. Other aircraft highlights will include the Pilatus PC-12 NG, one of the most popular turbine-powered single-engine business aircraft on the current market.

As always, the event will take place on the tarmac and inside the hangar at the Monterey Jet Center. Featuring a unique variety of attractions for all to enjoy including exclusive gourmet food and beverages from a variety of high-profile chefs and mixologists along with live music and an exclusive dance party.
Experience this one-of-a-kind celebration only at McCall’s Motorworks Revival on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Pre-sale tickets are available online at www.mccallevents.com. Entry includes complimentary parking shuttle service, gourmet hors d’ouevres, artisanal cocktails, beers and award-winning California wines, specialty desserts, and more. Doors open at 5:00 PM for VIP ticket holders. Learn more on the event website and follow the event on Facebook and Instagram.


About Gordon McCall
As a former Class judge at the Pebble Beach Concour’s d’Elegance and Field Coordinator for more than 25 years, Gordon is the CEO and President of McCall Events, Inc. as well as the Co-Founder and Motorsports Director for the world-renowned “The Quail” A Motorsports Gathering, “The Quail” A Motorcycle Gathering, and host of the Peninsula Classics annual “Best of the Best” Award, with close friend Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman of the Peninsula Shanghai Hotel Group.

Starting in 2019, Gordon’s ineffable passion for all things built for speed, will host “The Road to Provenance”, a television series focusing on collecting and collectors airing this Fall on the History channel.

Gordon McCall’s professional affiliations continue to evolve around his aviation, motorsports, motorcycle, and bicycling interests. Additional affiliations include: Partner and member of the development team, Monterey Motorsports Park, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus for the Naval Postgraduate School Cycling Club, and Member of the Board of Directors for the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation which assists widows and orphans of CHP officers killed in the line of duty.

McCall continues to innovate and support other automotive and motorcycle endeavors. Most recently, Gordon contributed to the feature film “Why We Ride”, a documentary on the spirit and community behind the sport and pleasure of motorcycling and is now working closely with the same film production crew on their next feature film, “Why We Fly”.

MULLIN ESTATE WINES TO MAKE ITS MONTEREY CAR WEEK DEBUT AT MCCALL’S MOTORWORKS REVIVAL


The new brand, by Mullin Automotive Museum Founder and CEO, Peter Mullin, is inspired by iconic French vehicles from Mullin’s own collection

Oxnard, Calif. (August 7th, 2019) – Mullin Estate Wines, the producer of world-class gourmet wines inspired by the legendary French automobiles of the Mullin Automotive Museum, announced today it will serve all four of its distinctive bottlings at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Guests of the event will be able to sample the 2016 Rosso Umbria IGT, a full-bodied young blend inspired by Mullin’s 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Cabriolet. Other wines on display will include 2016 Syrah Umbria IGT, an elegant and powerful vintage drawing inspiration from the 1937 Talbot-Lago Type 150-C-S “Teadrop” along with 2016 Sangiovese Umbria IGT, the “crown jewel” of the line featuring a selection of grapes indigenous to the Umbria region of Italy and inspired by the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. The last of the wines on display will be 2018 Grechetto Umbria IGT, an airy and breathtaking white wine inspired by the “Star of India” 1938 Delahaye 135M bodied by Figoni.

“We’re proud to display Mullin Estate Wines at McCall’s Motorworks Revival,” said Mullin Automotive Museum Founder and Mullin Estate Wines CEO Peter Mullin. “Monterey Car Week is the prestigious centerpiece of the automotive year, and Mullin Estate Wines are the perfect pairing for the kick-off to this iconic celebration.”

Now in its 28th year, McCall’s Motorworks Revival is renowned as the “Kick-Off” to Monterey Car Week. The exclusive event brings over 3000 guests to the tarmac of the Monterey Jet Center amidst a selection of luxurious private jets, iconic classic cars and gourmet food and wine.

For exclusive updates, please join the Mullin Estate Wines mailing list. For more information about Mullin Estate Wines, please visit www.MullinEstateWines.it.


About the Mullin Automotive Museum
The Mullin Automotive Museum is located at 1421 Emerson Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033, in the building formerly occupied by the Otis Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife. The museum is typically open to the public on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month from 10 AM to 3 PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.MullinAutomotiveMuseum.com. Semi-Private tours are offered on Tuesdays at 10 AM and Thursdays at 11 AM for $40 per person. Other weekdays may be available by appointment. Reservations are required. For information on semi-private tours or on Mullin 1000 Club membership benefits, please call 805.385.5400. To see photos of the exhibits and the cars on display, please follow the Mullin Automotive Museum’s official Instagram page.

HRE WHEELS ADDS NEW FF10 AND FF11 STYLES TO ITS FLOWFORM BRAND


The 710 horsepower, Gulf Racing-liveried 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang custom-made for Legendary Companies President and CEO Wade Kawasaki will make its public debut at the Monterey Car Week event on August 14, 2019 displayed alongside a new 2019 ROUSH F-150 SC pickup truck.

Vista, Calif. (August, 2019) – HRE Wheels has added two new cast flow formed styles to its popular HRE FlowForm brand, known as FF10 and FF11. Designed to bring the style and attention to detail found in its world-class forged wheels at a price point accessible to all HRE enthusiasts, these new FF10 and FF11 styles offer customers a new way to experience the passion and design of HRE.

Created using HRE’s flow forming casting techniques for dramatically improved strength and weight reduction, these new FlowForm wheels come in two-layer mesh (FF10) and split-five spoke (FF11) styles. The FlowForm FF10 and FF11 wheels are available in a wide array of popular fitments including VW Golf R, Audi S3, BMW M2/M3/M4, Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro with 19-inch and 20-inch wheel diameters. Additional 21-inch and 22-inch sizes are slated to appear later in the year for a large selection of sport sedans and SUVs. All FF10 and FF11 wheels will be available as standard with FlowForm’s “Liquid Metal” silver and “Tarmac” matte black finishes, with a wide variety of optional opaque and transparent finishes also available.

“The FF10 and FF11 are exciting additions to our FlowForm brand,” said HRE President/CEO Alan Peltier. “FlowForm is a key entry point for new customers coming to the HRE family and investing in these two exciting styles furthers our commitment to making our wheels attainable to all HRE enthusiasts.” 

HRE FF10 and FF11 wheels are available now at www.HREWheels.com and at authorized HRE dealers.


About HRE Wheels
HRE designs, engineers and manufactures 3-piece and 1-piece forged aluminum alloy wheels for Racing, Performance & Luxury cars and SUVs in their San Diego, California-based, TÜV-approved facility. HRE’s built-to-order wheel sets offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, resulting in a uniquely personal style and performance solution for each customer’s application. HRE wheels are sold through select high-end car dealerships, specialty retailers and performance companies worldwide. For more information, visit www.HREWheels.com or call an HRE wheel expert at (760) 598-1960.

LOTUS EVIJA TO START WORLD TOUR AT MONTEREY CAR WEEK


  • Lotus Evija, the world’s first all-electric British hypercar, to make its North American debut next week
  • Scheduled to appear at ‘The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering’ and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
  • With a target output of 2000 PS, Evija is the world’s most powerful series production road car
  • First North American customer order received on day of reveal

(Hethel, UK – 6 August 2019) – The all-new Lotus Evija hypercar will make its North American debut later this month as it takes centre stage at Monterey Car Week.

The world’s first all-electric British hypercar made its global debut in July, and the popular and influential west coast festival of motoring is the first stop on a high-profile world tour.

The news comes as Lotus confirmed it took the first Evija order from a North American customer on the day the car was revealed.

The Evija is the most powerful and dynamically accomplished road car in the history of Lotus, and sets a new standard for Lotus driving performance. It is the first all-electric British hypercar and the first Lotus with an electrified powertrain. It is also the first new model since Geely took control in 2017.

A technical tour de force, the Evija is illustrative of the innovative thinking and ingenuity that has always been part of the Lotus DNA. With a target output of 2000 PS, it is the world’s most powerful series production road car. It has been designed and engineered in the UK, and will be produced at Hethel, UK, the home of Lotus since 1966. Exclusivity is guaranteed, with production limited to a maximum of 130 cars. Full technical details can be found on the Lotus media website at https://media.lotuscars.com.

Monterey Car Week is an annual automotive extravaganza, staged from 9-18 August at various locations on the California peninsula. It’s a pilgrimage for prestige, luxury and performance car fans, attracting thousands of visitors from across the USA, Canada and beyond.

The Lotus Evija has been one of the most eagerly anticipated new cars of 2019, with huge amounts of media attention and customer interest since it was launched at a private event in London. At Monterey Car Week it is scheduled to appear at ‘The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering’ on Friday 16 August. It’s an opportunity for car fans to view rare automobiles and motorcycles in a garden-party setting on the rolling greens of Quail Lodge & Golf Club. A Lotus press conference is scheduled for 9.15am.

Two days later, on Sunday 18 August, the Evija will be at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It’s one of the world’s most prestigious and best-known car collection competitions, staged on the 18th fairway of the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Course.

The North American debut of the Lotus Evija will provide Monterey Car Week visitors with a chance to see its striking exterior design for themselves. Russell Carr, Design Director, Lotus Cars will be attending and commented: “I’m expecting the Lotus Evija to be a huge draw at both locations. They’re famous for playing host to some of the world’s most rare and beautiful cars, so the Evija will be perfectly at home.”

Following Monterey Car Week the Evija will be at Galpin Lotus in Los Angeles, the brand’s retailer located in the suburb of Van Nuys, from 21 August. For further information please contact Camille Landry on clandry@lotuscars.com.

While the Evija will be causing a stir on the west coast, it is already found one fan on the east coast. Following the high level of interest in the car, a number of formal ‘agreements to purchase’ are now in place. Of the orders taken, Lotus has confirmed a customer from Miami, Florida became the first North American to buy an Evija. The order was placed on the day the car was revealed.e


About Lotus Cars

Group Lotus Limited is based in Norfolk, UK.

Lotus Cars builds world class, high performance sports cars including the Evora, Elise, Exige and 3-Eleven ranges of sportscars.

Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive and versatile consultancy services to many of the world’s OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and is an internationally recognised automotive engineering consultancy.

JOHN FORCE WINS 150th CAREER VICTORY IN PEAK PERFORMANCE FUNNY CAR


The TEAM PEAK sponsored Hall of Fame champion has won more races, rounds and championships than anyone else in professional drag racing history

SEATTLE, WA (August 5, 2019)– John Force, driver of the PEAK® Performance and BlueDEF® Funny Car, won his monumental 150th race on Sunday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle, Washington. Capping off this historic day, his young teammate, Austin Prock, won his first NHRA Top Fuel race moments later for the John Force Racing team.

Force, the 16-time Funny Car champion and 20-time championship-winning car owner, continues to solidify his legacy as the most dominant drag racer in the sport after securing his 150th career win. Force, the oldest winner in professional motorsports, has finished in the Top Ten in points 34 straight seasons and continues to lead his sport when most drivers would have called it a career.

“Leading a championship team requires commitment and sacrifice,” said John Force, driver and CEO of John Force Racing, Inc. “I’ve always set goals for myself and my team, and I looked at Richard Petty who won 200 in NASCAR, heck, not like I’ve ever even raced the guy and I’m not sure I’ll get there in my lifetime, but PEAK and Old World Industries gave me an opportunity to race. They gave me an opportunity and extension on my career to be able to get to 150.”

“The Old World Industries family of brands took me in as part of that family,” Force continued. “The same commitment I have to winning and building this team, they have shown to truck drivers like me when I first got my start. Since before I started racing, I was driving big rigs and now I’ve got 10 trucks that keep this traveling circus afloat. Old World Industries brands represent more than a line of products, they represent the backbone of America.”

For over 47 years, Old World Industries, a family-owned entrepreneurial company and the maker of PEAK and BlueDEF brand products, is a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality automotive and heavy-duty fluids. Old World Industries is committed to performance and innovation for America’s car and truck drivers, developing products that, over the years, equal to billions of miles on the road.

“We are incredibly proud and honored to be behind John Force and his 150th career win,” said Charles Culverhouse, CEO of Old World Industries. “Force represents the true grit and commitment it takes to be a legend in drag racing. PEAK and BlueDEF partner with champions like Force to highlight the excellent performance and category leading innovations of our brands.”

PEAK and BlueDEF are high performance brands that consumers have learned to trust over the years, making them leading brands in the automotive aftermarket. For more information on Old World Industries and their family of brands, visit www.peakauto.com.


About Old World Industries

Old World Industries, LLC is among the largest privately-held companies competing in the automotive aftermarket. The Northbrook, Illinois-based company enjoys a presence in various consumer product markets in more than 50 countries. Old World’s brands include a full line of PEAK® Automotive Products including Coolant, Antifreeze, Motor Oil, Washer Fluid, Lighting and Wiper Blades; BlueDEF® Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Equipment; Victory Blue™ Diesel Exhaust Fluid; Final Charge® Heavy Duty Global Extended Life Coolant; Fleet Charge® Fully Formulated Coolant; and HERCULINER® Truck Bed Liner Kits. For more information, please visit www.owi.com.

THE QUAIL, A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING TO HOST ELEVEN MAJOR DEBUTS AND MILESTONES


The world-renowned Monterey Car Week event will feature 11 world-class vehicle debuts and anniversary celebrations from Lotus Cars, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Bentley Motors, Acura, Pagani Automobili, Singer Vehicle Design and Drako Motors on August 16, 2019 at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club.

Carmel, Calif. (August 1, 2019)– The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has announced that it will host 11 major vehicle debuts and anniversary celebrations from eight different automotive manufacturers as part of its annual event on Friday, August 16, 2019. These displays will include debut entries from Lotus Cars, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Bentley Motors, Acura, Pagani Automobili and Drako Motors along with anniversary celebrations for Singer Vehicle Design, Pagani Automobili and Bentley Motors.

Vehicles being unveiled at the event will include the unveiling of the Lotus Evija all-electric hypercar; the world debut of a new limited-edition car from Bugatti; the North American debut of the Aston Martin Valhalla supercar; two North American debuts from Bentley Motors; the public debut of the Type S Concept car from Acura; the side-by-side debut of Pagani Automobili’s newest vehicle and the first Pagani car ever produced; and the introduction of Drako Motors and its high-performance Drako GTE four-seat EV.

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering will also play host to three major anniversary celebrations. These will include the 10th anniversary of Singer Vehicle Design, the 20th anniversary of Pagani Automobili and the 100th anniversary of Bentley Motors. Part of Bentley Motors’ centenary celebration will include the “100 Years of Bentley Motors” special featured display class at this year’s event. This special class will include highlights from Bentley history including a 1929 Bentley Le Mans, a 1926 Bentley Speed Six, a 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe by Park Ward and a 2018 Bentley Continental Supersports.

“We’re honored to host these major debuts and anniversary celebrations at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering,” said Gordon McCall, Director of Motorsports for The Peninsula Signature Events. “We’ve been fortunate to host some historic unveilings and anniversaries in the past, and this year’s lineup ensures our 17th annual event will be the best one yet.”

In addition to the debuts and anniversaries, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering will feature two additional special classes for 2019. These classes include “The 25th Anniversary of the McLaren F1” and “A Tribute to the Electric Car Movement,” which will run alongside the traditional world-class display classes on the scenic rolling fairways of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club. Highlight vehicles from these classes will include a one-of-ten McLaren F1 GTR Longtail and the unique 1965 Volkswagen Beetle Zelectric Sedan electric car prototype.

The show will offer a family and pet-friendly environment where guests will be treated to a unique garden-party setting highlighted by the array of culinary pavilions, award-winning wine vendors, and the Fireside Chat Series. Guests will also be invited to attend the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction taking place concurrently on the Quail Lodge Farm Field.

To learn more about The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, please visit the event website and follow the action on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


About The Peninsula Signature Events
The Peninsula Signature Events are organized by The Peninsula Hotels, dedicated to creating world-class bespoke events at its properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Paris, Bangkok, and Manila. New Peninsula hotels are currently under development in London, Istanbul, and Yangon. 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.