SPACE-AGE LANCIA STARS AT THE QUAIL
The Quail seems to grow in stature with each passing year, and on 24 August the bar was raised once again, with top honours going to a truly captivating study of jet-era design: Anne Brockinton Lee’s 1953 Lancia Aurelia PF200C Spider by Pinin Farina.
Testament to the striking, torpedo-shaped prototype’s quality was the strength of its competition, which included the 1958 Le Mans-winning Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa of event chief Sir Michael Kadoorie.
Other highlights included the fiercely contested Post War Sports Cars 1961-’75 class, topped by the 1966 Lamborghini 400GT of Robert Ross, while other prizewinners included Bruce Meyer’s 1988 Ruf CTR ‘Yellowbird’ and a 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 NART Spyder.
The Spirit of the Quail Award, meanwhile, went to a life-sized recreation of the 1:16-scale Tamiya Sand Scorcher radio-controlled car. It was presented alongside a full-size control set, too!
Clockwise from main: Lancia took top gong; life-size Sand Scorcher; Kadoorie’s 250TR