Cavallino Classic is Part of New “Best of the Best Award”


Reviving the tradition of celebrating the finest classic motorcar in the world The Peninsula Hotels today announced the launch of The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award, a Peninsula Signature Event. The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, together with award co-founders Christian Philippsen, William E. “Chip” Connor and Bruce Meyer, made the official announcement today at the opening of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

The Peninsula Hotels, owned and operated by The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, is proud to expand The Peninsula Signature Events, a natural extension of the group’s passion and appreciation for luxury, travel and the motoring lifestyle. With 10 hotels in global gateway cities throughout Asia, USA and Europe, The Peninsula Hotels celebrate glamour in travel, and aims to showcase the ultimate in sophistication, innovation and design. Known for its timelessly elegant hotels, discreet integration of technology and functionality, and extensive fleet of luxury transport, the group aims to bring its heritage and expertise to celebrate the very best in the world of motoring.

“The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award will represent the finest attributes of the motor vehicles we celebrate each year during the historic Monterey Car Week,” said Sir Michael. “Beginning in 2016, we will have the great honor of bringing together the winning vehicles from the six top automobile events in the world and recognizing one extraordinary winner. We have always taken great pride in elevating The Quail each year, and The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award represents a new milestone, both for The Quail and the motoring world. We are proud to build on the legacy of Best of the Best events in the past and add a new tradition to the global motorsports calendar.”

The co-founders of The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award are four of the world’s foremost international motoring experts, brought together by their appreciation of fine motor vehicles, immaculate restoration and the preservation of their heritage. Co-founder Sir Michael Kadoorie is joined by Christian Philippsen who brings his expertise as one of the world’s most prominent Classic Automobile authorities. William E. “Chip” Connor is a figurehead in the world of international vintage car collecting and a passionate amateur racecar driver. Founding Chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum, Bruce Meyer is renowned in the motoring world for curating one of the premier vintage car collections in the United States.

The inaugural Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award will be presented next year at the 14th annual The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Just six of the world’s finest classic cars will be eligible for consideration – the Best of Show winners from the six most prestigious international car shows in the world (with the sixth event to be forthcoming):

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering – A prominent component of the historic Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a private, invitation-only world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles with unrivalled luxury lifestyle and culinary elements.

The Concours of Elegance – Held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, The Concours of Elegance in the UK features the rarest cars in the world alongside Scotland’s most illustrious racing drivers.

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – An intimate celebration of priceless automobiles held on Amelia Island, Florida benefiting charitable organizations.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First conducted in 1950, The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has grown to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile.

The Palm Beach Cavallino Classic – The six-day motoring event held in Palm Beach, Florida, attracts car lovers from all over the United States and Europe to its showcase of speed. The Palm Beach Cavallino Classic benefits several different charities and offers themed activities including Classic Sport Sunday, the Rolls-Royce Reunion, the Yacht Hop and seminars, among other motoring events.

A judging panel comprised of preeminent motorcar experts, designers and notable celebrities in the motoring world will collaborate to select The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best, which will be brought to The Quail 2016.

About The Peninsula Signature Events:

The Peninsula Signature Events is organized by The Peninsula Hotels, dedicated to creating world-class bespoke events at its properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris. Managed by The Peninsula Hotels, Quail Lodge & Golf Club, is home to the following Peninsula Signature Events: The Quail Ride, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, The Quail Rally and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. www.signatureevents.peninsula.com

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