5 Top Car Stories From Five Years Of Quill & Pad
On January 1, 2019 Quill & Pad celebrates its five-year anniversary. And in honor of this milestone, we take a look at some of the great stories and photos from the last 1,825 days that have helped make this publication a fun, informative, and visually interesting one.
While Quill & Pad focuses on high-quality wristwatches, right from the beginning we have also reported on experiences with other – at times quite related – luxury items such as automobiles and pens.
For many watch enthusiasts, cars remain a significant secondary fascination. And this rings doubly true for many of our team members – whether it’s GaryG’s Ferrari 599 GTB (see Pebble Beach Classic Car Week 2014: The Enthusiast Collector Goes To Car Heaven), Joshua Munchow’s Honda Beat (which goes with his same-vintage JDM Seiko 7002), or my own Corvette C6 (see Road Trip: Cruising The Fast Lange To Cologne In A Corvette With Nomos And Chopard).
Martin Green also regularly tests out new cars and shares his findings with us. Check out his reviews of luxurious beauties like the Porsche 911 Speedster Concept, the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, or the Bentley Bentayga with its $160,000 dashboard clock option.
Here are five supercharged car stories from the last five years that stand out for the extraordinary experiences that went along with them. We hope you enjoy reading them and looking at the photos. But above all, we hope you can hear those engines roaring.
Earlier in 2018, McLaren invited me to go along with a few other journalists on a drive day with the beautiful 570s coupé in Switzerland. The much-too-short trip took us from Geneva to the Richard Mille factory in Les Breuleux and back (McLaren and Richard Mille are official partners).
To find out how the day went or even just look at the pictures and watch the video, please see Driving The McLaren 570s Coupé.
Passione Engadina Rally 2017 In St. Moritz With A 1971 Fiat 124 Sport Spider Convertible Thanks To Jaeger-LeCoultre (Warning: Modem-Burning Photofest And Video Of Beautiful Vintage Italian Sports Cars And Modern Swiss Watches)
Back in the summer of 2017, Ian Skellern and Nola Martin went to St. Moritz with Jaeger-LeCoultre to take part in the Passione Engandina rally, which took them across the Alps into Bormio, Italy and back on small mountain roads in a 1971 Fiat 124 Spider convertible.
They also got to borrow some absolutely lovely watches by Jaeger-LeCoultre during the event. You can see all the cars and watches in Passione Engadina Rally 2017 In St. Moritz With A 1971 Fiat 124 Sport Spider Convertible Thanks To Jaeger-LeCoultre (Warning: Modem-Burning Photofest And Video Of Beautiful Vintage Italian Sports Cars And Modern Swiss Watches).
Pininfarina has designed six watches for Bovet, all of which are sportier in nature than the brand’s usual offerings. The sixth – the angular Bovet Ottantasei – was introduced in mid-2016.
In order to underscore its design approach, Bovet invited Ian Skellern to visit this “Mecca of supercar design” in Cambiano, Italy and learn more about the company and its heart-pounding, pulse-racing, adrenaline-boosting, passion-inducing shapes and designs. And how they apply to the Bovet watches.
Get the full story by clicking Pininfarina, The Mecca Of Supercar Design, And The Bovet Ottantasei.
Back in 2014, Armin Strom’s technical director Claude Greisler and I decided to spend a day at my local track in Hockenheim for a day of Formula 1 fun with the brand’s ambassador Max Chilton, who at that time raced with the Marussia team.
This was a Friday before the race weekend, so Claude and I were able to hang out in the “the box” with the team and drivers as they prepared.
To read this “you are there” report and look at interesting photos, please go to Formula 1 At Hockenheim With Armin Strom, Max Chilton And The Marussia Team.
GaryG has put a lot of thought into what’s the same and what’s different about collecting watches and collecting cars over the years. Here, he interviews a pal of his who also collects both cars and watches, so that we are on the receiving end of a full discussion between the two men, including art vs. science and passion vs. investment.
To view the conversation, please see Collecting Watches And Cars: What’s The Same And What’s Different?