Monterey Car Week-Day 5; The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2015

The Quail Motorsports Gathering commenced in 2003 as another experience for car enthusiasts to enjoy rare automobiles during Monterey Auto Week in a unique garden-party setting. Held at the pretty Quail Lodge and Golf Course in Carmel Valley, the event has grown over the years; more cars, more people, and more expensive tickets. Included in the steep $650 per person price is an eclectic array of pre- and post-war cars and motorcycles, on-site parking, multiple food pavilions, interesting vendors, plus a Quail poster and book.

The majority of cars on the field tend to be fairly special. Registration stipulates that vehicles accepted for The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering cannot be displayed at any other public event during the week leading up to The Quail. This isn’t really enforced. Many of the cars are quite interesting, but so are the cars on Carmel’s Concours on the Avenue which occurred earlier in the week, and is free to attend.

The logistics of The Quail were changed for 2015, some for the better, some not. The drive into the show was horrendous, 1.5 hours to drive 3 miles from Route 1 to parking at an early 9 am. Ticketing was much easier this year, forgoing the long check-in lines of past years. The food pavilions were over crowded, non-car people essentially planting themselves under the umbrellas for the day, and the food was not as good or as abundant as in years past.

The vehicles on the field ranged from unique and rare, to a few pedestrian fillers. There were several standout sponsors like Pagani with its Huayra and Bentley with its concept EXP 10.  Acura, a Saphire sponsor, seemed woefully out of place. Ferrari made a conscious choice not to be at the Quail in 2015, instead putting their efforts into the charming Casa Ferrari on Route 1 in Carmel Highlands.

Featured themes at The Quail in 2015 were Long Tail Cars of Le Mans, Coachbuilt Ferraris, Iconic Pre-1965 Porsches, Pre-War Sports and Racing, Post-War Sports, Post-War Racing, Supercars, the Great Ferraris, and Sports and Racing Motorcycles. Although plenty of exciting cars, after having attended The Quail for many years, the 2015 event was not their best yet.

Pics from The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

RED/WHITE 1964 Ferrari 250 LM - the quail

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

 

futureliner - the quail

futurliner - the quail

The #3 ”Power For The Air Age” Futurliner; a custom GM Steamliner styled in the 1940s by Harley Earl for General Motors, and used in the company’s Parade of Progress — a North American traveling exhibition promoting future cars and technologies.  Of the 12 custom Futurliners manufactured, only nine are still known to exist

 

black 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III - the quail

1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III

 

red 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico

1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico

 

blue Ferrari 275 NART Spyder

Ferrari 275 NART Spyder

 

Sports and Racing Motorcycles on the field - the quail

Sports and Racing Motorcycles on the field

 

black 1952 Ferrari 342/375 America Cabriolet - the quail

1952 Ferrari 342/375 America Cabriolet

 

maroon 1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast Spyder Americano - the quail

1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast Spyder Americano

 

silver 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico - the quail

1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico

 

blue 1967 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 - the quail

1967 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

 

1964 Alfa Romeo TZ-1 - the quail

1964 Alfa Romeo TZ-1

1964 Alfa Romeo TZ-1 - the quail

1964 Alfa Romeo TZ-1 - the quail

With racing in mind, Alfa Romeo designed and built the TZ series

Tubolare Zagato - the quail motorsports gathering

Tubolare Zagato

 

interior 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE - the quail

blue 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE - the quail

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE

 

silver 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta - the quail

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

 

silver/bronze 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE - the quail

1962 Ferrari 250 GTE in a pretty silver/bronze

silver/bronze 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE - the quail

inteerior red silver/bronze 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE - the quail

One of the nicest Ferrari 250 GT/E’s I have seen, inside and out

 

blue 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II - the quail

Always a thrill to see; 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II owned and restored by Retired Rear Admiral and Mrs. Robert Phillips since 1960

 

Post-War Racing Cars on the field - the quail

Post-War Racing Cars on the field

 

red 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupe - the quail

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupe

 

silver 1953 Bristol 404D (Abbott) - the quail

1953 Bristol 404D (Abbott)

 

black/white Pagani Huayra - the quail

”The King” owns this 1 of 1 Pagani Huayra

interior of a Pagani Huayra - the quail

The interior of a Pagani Huayra

 

e9 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL - the quail

1972 BMW 3.0 CSL

 

white 1967 Mazda Cosmo 110S - the quail

1967 Mazda Cosmo 110S

 

red/black 2014 la ferarri - the quail

2014 Ferrari La Ferrari. All of the owner’s cars have the horizontal red stripe including his Ferrari 550 that he runs at the Bonneville Salt Flats

 

red 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS - the quail

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS leads the pack

 

white 1956 Ferrari 250 Europa GT - the quail

1956 Ferrari 250 Europa GT

 

engine 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Supercar - the quail

red 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Supercar - the quail

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Supercar

 

Sir Jackie Stewart - the quail

Sir Jackie Stewart being quite serious

 

red 1963 Rene Bonnet D'Jet

1963 Rene Bonnet D’Jet

 

red 1956 Maserati 200 SI Spyder - the quail

1956 Maserati 200 SI Spyder

 

jay leno - the quail

Jay Leno, always a crowd favorite, and very friendly

 

blue 1964 Bizzarrini A3/C Corsa - the quail

1964 Bizzarrini A3/C Corsa

 

The Bentley Concept Car EXP 10 - the quail

The Bentley Concept Car EXP 10 - the quail

The Bentley Concept Car EXP 10

His and Hers luggage bentley concept car exp10 - the quail

And optional His and Hers luggage

 

green 1953 Ford Comete - the quail

1953 Ford Comete

 

blue 2015 Ferrari Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso

2015 Ferrari Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso

blue 2015 Ferrari Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso - the quail

blue 2015 Ferrari Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso

blue 2015 Ferrari Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso - the quail

blue 2015 Ferrari Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso - the quail

Big brakes

blue Nice badge over the marker light

Nice badge over the marker light

 

girl in checkered skirt - the quail

I have an urge to do a crossword puzzle

 

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The Auto Blonde is an enthusiast who attends and participates in many car events. She welcomes you to ride shotgun. All pictures and posts are hers unless otherwise noted.
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