SPACE-AGE LANCIA STARS AT THE QUAIL

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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

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