The 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spyder of Andreas Mohringer won the Rolex Circle of Champions Best of Show Award on Friday, August 19, at the 14th annual The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. The car is the only unrestored racing Ferrari 375 MM PF Spyder existing out of the nine cars built, and enjoys an extensive racing history in the United States.
The Quail, a Peninsula Hotels Signature Event, drew more than 250 cars from around the world to compete in 11 classes at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California. The exclusive event showcased a collection of legendary automobiles from around the world and offered model unveilings from several of the world’s premier luxury automakers. Among the cars on display was the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS Figoni et Falaschi ”Goutte d’Eau” that just days before had been honored with the inaugural The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award at a private gala.
Featured classes at this year’s Quail event included Rivalries of the Ages, the 100th anniversary of BMW, A Retrospective of Laguna Seca Raceway and the 50th Anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura. Traditional classes of cars on display included Pre-War Sports and Racing Cars, Post-War Racing Cars, Post-War Sports Cars 1945-1960, Post-War Sports Cars 1961-1975, Sports and Racing Motorcycles, The Great Ferraris and Supercars. The 2016 category awards and winning cars are:
Best of Show – 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spyder – Andreas Mohringer
Spirit of The Quail – 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail – Lionel Robert
Rivalries of the Ages – 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra – Bruce Canepa
Rivalries of the Ages – 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/425 Roadster – Christopher A. Guido
50th Anniversary of Lamborghini Miura: – 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 S – Billy Hibbs Jr.
A Retrospective of Laguna Seca Raceway – 1966 Lola T70 Mk2 Can-Am – Tony & Lauren Hart
100th Anniversary of BMW – 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL – Dr. Chris Auty
Sports and Racing Motorcycles – 1926 BMW R 47 – Robb Talbot
Supercars – 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO – Henry Bandet
The Great Ferraris – 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competition – Jon A. Shirley
Pre-War Sports and Racing – 1932 Bentley 8 Litre – John and Gwen McCaw
Post-War Sports 1945-1960 – 1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible – Robert M. & Anne Brockinton Lee
Post-War Sports 1961-1975 – 1961 Maserati 3500 Vignale Spyder – Eugene O’Gorman
Post-War Racing – 1952 Jaguar C-Type – Fred and Ramona Bohlander
Octane Editor’s Choice – 1963 Lola GT Mk 6 – Allen R. Grant
FIVA – 1964 Ferrari 250 LM – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
The 15th annual The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering will be held August 18, 2017, at The Quail Lodge & Golf Club.