Fast Facts From The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering:
- 1953 Lancia Aurelia PF200C, owned by Anne Brockinton Lee of Nevada, won “Best of Show”.
- Brockinton Lee was awarded a Rolex steel and Everose Datejust 41.
- Throughout the show, guests were treated to a roster of programmatic events including the Fireside Chat Series headlined by road racing legend, winemaker and Rolex testimonee, Scott Pruett.
- Spirit of the Quail award went to Dean Lanzante for his 1979 Volkswagen Tamiya Sand Scorcher.
- The Octane Choice Award went to The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie for his 1958 Ferrari 250 Testarossa.
- The FIVA Award went to Eric Breslow for his 1970 Datsun 240Z.
- Awards were presented in 14 categories.
- Rolex Testimonee and three-time FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart said: “While celebrating the rich history of the automobile, every year The Quail offers something new and exciting. Seeing these wonderful cars and hearing their unique stories always gives me a sense of nostalgia and allows me to reflect on my journey, especially this year as I celebrate 50 years with Rolex. Cars and watches go hand in hand and both have played – and continue to play – an incredibly important part in my life.”
- 6,000 people, 235 cars attended the annual motoring celebration.
- Featured themes for 2018 included:
- 50th Anniversary of the Espada & Islero
- 70 Years of the Iconic Porsche 356
- The Alois Ruf Reunion
- The Great Lancias
Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacture headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Through philanthropic programmes and a broad palette of sponsorship activities, Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports and exploration, and encourages the spirit of enterprise, as well as the conservation of natural environments.