Ushering in the next generation of the most desirable luxury and supercars in the world has become the norm at Monterey’s car week, but it wasn’t always that way. The Pebble Beach Concours, the fireworks display at the finale of the weekend, was the celebration of decades of historic and significant vehicles, but up-and-coming events like The Quail Motorsports Gathering have shifted the focus to the new era of exotic cars.
McLaren’s meteoric rise back into the supercar prominence came as a result of a disruption of the norm. The MP4-12C stepped in to face established competitors from others such as Ferrari, and squared off against the Italians heroically.
McLaren’s recent surge back into the supercar market put its competitors, such as Ferrari, on notice. Since, however, the brands have co-existed in many showcases with one being the Reading Concours held by the Ferrari Club of North America. McLaren’s inclusion for the past handful of years has strengthened the breadth of the event and given some diversity to an event filled with red cars as far as the eye can see. At least, until your eyes fixate on the centerpiece fountain in front of the castle-like clubhouse of the Reading Country Club.
McLaren Philadelphia will be in attendance along with Maserati of The Main Line, certainly a noted family member of Ferrari.
The Radnor Hunt Club sits among the undisturbed natural terrain of Chester County, and its preserved state offers the perfect setting for equestrianism, similar to how it provided the scene in the late 1800s as the oldest foxhunt in the United States.
The club’s presence as one of the most cherished institutions in the region makes it one of the most desirable locations for special events. Perhaps, though, there is no event more special than the Concours d’Elegance.
The Pebble Beach automotive events every August were once an intimate and exclusive assortment for owners and enthusiasts. But with the expansion of social media, overall coverage has ballooned, leading to the week being one of the most highly-attended set of events in the automotive world.