Caviar and classic cars: Highlights from the world's most luxurious auto show

Published 22nd August 2016
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Caviar and classic cars: Highlights from the world's most luxurious auto show
Written by Jared Paul Stern, for CNN
Each year during the A-list automotive activities called Monterey Car Week (known colloquially as "Pebble Beach"), The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering cements its position as the most elegant and stylish event of the week.
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will always be the grande dame with the most prestigious awards, but the Quail has evolved into an essential complement to the Concours, with its garden party atmosphere, and gourmet food and drink served up alongside gorgeous classic and modern cars.
5,000 VIP guests viewed over 250 stunning cars while sampling from six gourmet culinary pavilions as well as champagne, oyster and caviar bars.
At this year's event, held on August 19 at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, the sight of 25 Lamborghini Miuras assembled to honor the model's 50th anniversary was totally enthralling. The Miura, built from 1966 to 1973, is widely considered the world's first true supercar.
Early in the day, Lamborghini announced the Centenario Roadster, its latest limited edition supercar, while the Bugatti Chiron, set to become the most expensive and fastest production car in the world, made its first public appearance. But even that multimillion-dollar attraction couldn't hold a candle to those marvelous Miuras.
Another compelling sight was the 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spyder, owned by Andreas Mohringer, which won the Rolex Circle of Champions Best of Show Award and a coveted Rolex Daytona wristwatch. It's the only unrestored racing Ferrari 375 MM PF Spyder in existence, and still frequently takes to the track.
Porsche also hosted customers and enthusiasts at the Porsche Zentrum, a showcase for all things related to the German marque.