First, if you are looking for something brutalist in London, and are a fan of Ian Fleming, you can now snap up one of the original Goldfinger's apartments in Poplar.
Next...on to the need for speed. And DQ's favourite old Rowing coach phrase, "a winner never quits, 'cause a quitter never wins."
Ponder that as you read from the bottom, burgundy in hand...Bottoms Up!
maxim: DQ does le mans
"Le Mans is a place of mists and magic and pilgrimage. Glory, glamour and legend hang in every breath in the air. Mingling with the smell of beer, sweat, grease, and high octane racing fuel. And death, and glory. This is holy ground for motor racing fans."
DQ was at Le Mans 2019 to take in the atmosphere. Click below to have a read about his drive with Derek Bell down the Mulsanne Straight in a vintage 1930 Bentley...and more.
Its taken a few years, a lot of dead-ends, and trial and error galore. But we are finally able to offer something very special DQ has been working on for a while.
Make an appointment now to come choose cloth, lining, and other details of your very own bespoke DQ gilet. Hand cut, quilted, stitched and finished in NYC using only the finest materials known to man.
From a simple worsted to alpaca or vicuna, the world is literally your oyster-finished 100% cashmere lining.
Just don't be surprised when the Patagucci crowd get jealous.
read: how to build a car
The story of one of Britain's greatest engineers unrivaled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he designed, the drivers he worked alongside, and the races he was involved with.
Adrian Newey began sketching car designs at age 12, and took welding in school holidays. From early IndyCar racing and on to unparalleled success in Formula One, this book explains how a car actually works.
Newey designed for Ayrton Senna, Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, to name but a few.
Always with a shark-like purity of purpose: make the car go faster.
watch: ford vs. ferrari
There are car races. And then there is Le Mans. Wrapped in the mists of more legends than any other car race in the world it has stories a plenty. One of the most interesting and far reaching is that spawned by the early 1960's rebuffing of Mr Henry Ford by Mr Enzo Ferrari. Rumor has it that after months of negotiations and deal-making Mr Ford flew to Europe to ink the deal that would give him the most prestigious car racing team in the world. Together with the keys to the promotional car sales castle which came with it. Unfortunately "il Commendatore" decided to leave Mr Ford at the alter, sneaking off into the night as the Ford team sat at the negotiating table waiting for him to come back from a coffee break to sign the contract of sale. The rest is history. With an unlimited budget and the anger of disgrace as fuel, Ford built the GT40 (featured at the top of your Q+T this week) and went on to school Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966, 1967,1968 and 1969. Ferrari would never win again.
imbibe: joseph drouhin
If you've never read the book "Wine & War
" we highly recommend it. We've mentioned it a couple of times and it is both highly educational and highly entertaining.
Our buddy Louis Kressman's grandfather features, as do many a bold faced Burgundian and Bordelais name. Louis is now running the show for Maison Joseph Drouhin
in NYC. These guys own more Grand Cru (only 1% of all plots) and 1iere Cru (the next 6%) Burgundy than any other house.
They also have always made what is now all the rage - natural wines. We're constantly baffled by this whole "fart" wine thing in the USA. Just because it is natural does not make it good. But in the case of Joseph Drouhin this stuff is simply sublime.
Don't take our word for it - grab a bottle and make up your own mind.