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A Showcase of Elegance at Classic Car Week

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September 16, 2023
Edward Smith

Unveiling Understated Opulence at Classic Car Week

The 20th anniversary of the Monterey Classic Car Week showcased automobile reveals, fine dining, and over 200 exquisite cars on display for esteemed attendees. Renowned for its exclusivity and prestige, this elite motorsport gathering extended invitations to a select group of 6,000 fortunate guests, granted entry through a meticulous lottery process, to gather at Carmel Valley’s Quail Lodge & Golf Club. The event, held in August, was nothing short of a uniquely sophisticated automotive showcase, with ticket prices starting at just over $500.

Luxury Shines at the Quail

From the moment guests arrived at The Quail, an air of understated opulence enveloped them. Shuttle drops at the lodge were followed by a leisurely stroll toward the exclusive event, serenaded by live music. Flags adorned the pathway overhead. Emblazoned with a unique logo—a minimalist “20” in elegant blue and orange—an homage to The Quail’s illustrious two-decade history. Beneath, a pristine entryway lined with champagne glasses welcomed the attendees. Glasses were filled and emptied with impressive swiftness. Then, it was time for the show to begin.

The greens were adorned with collections that exuded luxury and exclusivity. Only a select few of each car graced the exhibitions, if not standing alone. Different classes celebrated the new, the classic, but always the one-of-a-kind.

Throughout the day, debuts and presentations continued. In the mid-morning, Bugatti’s stage buzzed with excitement as the luxury automaker ushered in a new era. Moments later, Rimac Automobili unveiled its latest creation on an adjacent stage—an ebony electric car accented with emerald green. Before the grand reveal, the vehicle sat tantalizingly beneath a draped cover, its headlights offering just a glimpse of what lay beneath.

Cars of the Past and Future

Opportunities to witness automotive history, past and future, were abundant. Yet, there was no rush to experience it all at once. Attendees, spanning from young adults to those with a touch of silver in their hair, gracefully moved between the exhibits, always allowing time for networking, refilling their champagne glasses, or observing the sartorial choices of their fellow attendees. And when the catering services commenced, they indulged in delectable culinary offerings.

Between exhibitions, guests embarked on a global gastronomic journey. Delicacies from Istanbul, London, the Caribbean, Peru, and Singapore graced unique menus for guests to savor. By early afternoon, the sampling—and sipping—had fully commenced. What started as a refined affair gradually transformed into a lively celebration.

The following video offered a sneak peek into the 2023 Classic Motorsports Monterey Kickoff, an ideal launch to the festivities of Monterey Car Week.

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