Each year, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering offers a one-of-a-kind experience to passionate enthusiasts from around the globe.
More than 200 of the collector car world’s finest and rarest motorcars will decorate the rolling grasses of Quail Lodge & Golf Club, as The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering returns to Monterey Car Week on Friday, August 24th. Now in its 16th year, the luxury-lifestyle event will feature six international culinary pavilions, along with an array of classic automobiles and motorcycles from the world’s most preeminent sports and racing brands.
This year’s event will be highlighted by two new classes praising German innovation: “70 Years of the Iconic Porsche 356” and “The Alois Ruf Reunion.” The 356 display will showcase Porsche’s history and legacy in the form of the marque’s first production sports car, while the ultra-rare Ruf class will showcase an exclusive collection from the legendary performance car manufacturer and tuner. Both displays will complement the 2018 event themes alongside a host of traditional classes including Pre-War Sports and Racing, Custom Coachwork, Supercars, and The Great Ferraris.
As always, the show will offer a family- and pet-friendly environment. Guests will be treated to a unique garden-party setting highlighted by the array of culinary pavilions, award-winning wine vendors, and a Fireside ChatSeries. Guests will also be invited to attend the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction taking place concurrently on theQuail Lodge Farm Field.
Car enthusiasts may bypass the waitlist and purchase The Quail Helicopter Ticket that provides event admittanceand prompt transportation directly to and from the Monterey Airport.
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2017
The 1964 ATS 2500 GTS, owned by Bruce Milner, won the Rolex Circle of Champions Best of Show Award onFriday, August 18, at the 15 th Annual The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering (The Quail). The exceptional vehicle is one of perhaps eight ATS cars built. ATS vehicles were founded by Count Volpi, an Italian aristocrat and car enthusiast, together with famed Ferrari engineers Carlo Chiti and Giotto Bizzarrini. Their dream was to build a
Formula One car to directly compete with Ferrari. This winning vehicle, chassis No. 2006, is one of two lightweight combination street/track cars with an aluminum body, larger 2.5-liter engine, sliding windows, racing seats and minimalist interior.
Last year, The Quail 2017 drew 5,000 visitors to view one of the world’s finest collection of motor cars at the picturesque Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, Calif. More than 200 exquisite vehicles exhibited at one of Monterey Car Week’s most prestigious showings, each competing for Best of Show within 10 classes.