The Quail – Monterey

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2016

In its fourteenth year The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering was back on track.   Logistics were changed in 2015, not for the better, and fortunately returned in August 2016 resulting in an improved event. There’s something for everyone; a diverse field of autos for a variety of true enthusiasts, and plenty of food and drink for the others.

The Quail, A 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 which is owned and operated by The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels , the event has grown over the years; more cars, more people, and a more expensive ticket. Included in the steep 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. One difference this year was the food pavilions. In the past each was run by a different local restaurant. This year The Peninsula Hotel catered each pavilion with a different theme.

The majority of vehicles on the field tend to be fairly special and have noticeably improved in rarity and quality over the last few years . 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.

Featured themes at The Quail in 2016 were Rivalries of the Ages, 100th Anniversary of BMW, Celebrating Motorcars and MotorcyclesA Retrospective of Laguna Seca Raceway, 50th Anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura, Pre-War Sports and Racing, Post-War Sports, Post-War Racing, Supercars, The Great Ferraris, and Sports and Racing Motorcycles.

Rolex, Pagani, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Bugatti and others high marques had well attended displays around the field.  Acura, a Saphire sponsor, was again the Saphire sponsor. Ferrari was not at The Quail having made a conscious choice  in 2015 to put their efforts into the charming Casa Ferrari on Route 1 in Carmel Highlands.

The Quail, A Motorports Gathering

The Quail

orange/black 2017 McLaren 570 GT4- The Quail 2016

orange/black 2017 McLaren 570 GT4- The Quail 2016

2017 McLaren 570 GT4

 

orange 1971 McLaren M8F - The Quail 2016

1971 McLaren M8F

 

yellow 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari - The Quail 2016

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

 

black 2005 Maserati MC12 - The Quail 2016

2005 Maserati MC12

 

red 2003 Ferrari Enzo - The Quail 2016

2003 Ferrari Enzo

 

red 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO - The Quail 2016

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

 

yellow 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series - The Quail 2016

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

 

silver 1999 Shelby Series One (Factory Supercharged) - The Quail 2016

1999 Shelby Series One (Factory Supercharged)

 

black 2014 Ferrari Enzo - The Quail 2016

2014 Ferrari Enzo

 

blue 2016 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spider - The Quail 2016

blue 2016 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spider - The Quail 2016

2016 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spider

 

supercars at The Quail 2016

Supercars

 

white 1984 BMW Alpina B6 2.8 - The Quail 2016

1984 BMW Alpina B6 2.8

 

red 1970 BMW 2002 - The Quail 2016

1970 BMW 2002

 

silver 1954 EMW 327/2 - The Quail 2016

1954 EMW 327/2

 

silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5 - The Quail 2016

1964 Aston Martin DB5

 

white 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe - The Quail 2016

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe

 

1955 Lambretta 150 D - The Quail 2016

1955 Lambretta 150 D with original side box

 

blue 1974 Lancia Stratos Group 4 - The Quail 2016

1974 Lancia Stratos Group 4

 

yellow 1964 Austin Healey BJ7 - The Quail 2016

1964 Austin Healey BJ7

 

silver 1963 Lola GT MK6 - The Quail 2016

1963 Lola GT MK6

 

black 1964 Porsche 356C Carrera 2 - The Quail 2016

1964 Porsche 356C Carrera 2

 

silver 1967 Ghia 450 SS - The Quail 2016

1967 Ghia 450 SS

 

red 1971 De Tomaso Pantera - The Quail 2016

1971 De Tomaso Pantera

 

black 1963 MGB Roadster - The Quail 2016

1963 MGB Roadster

 

white 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra - The Quail 2016

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

 

black 1958 AC Ace-Bristol - The Quail 2016

1958 AC Ace-Bristol with owner Jim Taylor chatting with Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars

 

green 1976 Triumph 6 TR6 Roadster - The Quail 2016

1976 Triumph 6 TR6 Roadster

 

yellow 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MK III BJ8 Convertible - The Quail 2016

1965 Austin Healey 3000 MK III BJ8 Convertible

 

red 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe - The Quail 2016

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

 

mint green 1972 Jaguar XKE OTS - The Quail 2016

1972 Jaguar XKE OTS (Open Two Seater)

 

red/black bugatti - The Quail 2016

Bugatti. Poor lad, someone spilled paint all over

Bugatti line up - The Quail 2016

Bugatti line-up - The Quail 2016

Bugatti line-up

 

red 1966 Lola T70 MK2 Can-Am - The Quail 2016

1966 Lola T70 MK2 Can-Am

 

white 1962 Jaguar E-Type - The Quail 2016

1962 Jaguar E-Type

 

The icon of The Peninsula Hotels - The Quail 2016

The Pageboy, an icon of The Peninsula Hotels floats above the field

 

Pagani - The Quail 2016

Pagani - The Quail 2016

Pagani - The Quail 2016

Pagani - The Quail 2016

The Pagani display

 

The Peninsula Hotel Rolls-Royce balloon - The Quail 2016

The Peninsula Hotel’s inflatable of a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

 

silver 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvoreen Coupe - The Quail 2016

1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvoreen Coupe, owned by The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chair of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels which owns The Peninsula Hotels (and The Quail)

 

white/red 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider - The Quail 2016

1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

 

red 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Coupe - The Quail 2016

1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Coupe

 

red 1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible - The Quail 2016

1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible

 

Lamborhini Miuras - The Quail 2016

Lamborhini Miuras - The Quail 2016

Lamborhini Miuras - The Quail 2016

Lamborghini Miuras as far as the eye can see

 

blue 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona - The Quail 2016

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

 

red 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS - The Quail 2016

1984 Ferrari 308 GTS

 

maroon 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competition - The Quail 2016

1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competition

 

black 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS - The Quail 2016

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS

 

red 1953 Ferrari 375 MM - The Quail 2016

red 1953 Ferrari 375 MM - The Quail 2016

red 1953 Ferrari 375 MM - The Quail 2016

1953 Ferrari 375 MM S/n 0382AM; restorer Paul Russell behind the wheel, owner Andreas Mohringer in the vest (left), and Sir Jackie Stewart in the plaid cap

Alan Boe, respected Ferrari historian, researcher and Pebble Beach judge wrote a thorough piece on this 375MM

red 1966 Ferrari Dino 206 SP - The Quail 2016

1966 Ferrari Dino 206 SP

 

black 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 - The Quail 2016

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

 

yellow 1965 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Competitione - The Quail 2016

1965 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Competitione

 

black 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta - The Quail 2016

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta

 

Sammy Hagar - The Quail 2016

white 2015 Ferrari La Ferrari owned by rock star Sam Haggar - The Quail 2016

2015 Ferrari La Ferrari owned by rock star Sammy Haggar (above) in a creamy off-white color

 

red 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta - The Quail 2016

1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

 

yellow 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB - The Quail 2016

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB

 

yellow 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 - The Quail 2016

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

 

 

maroon 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB - The Quail 2016

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB

 

 

the field at The Quail 2016

the field at The Quail 2016

steel 2016 Randall Grubb Falconer Dodici - The Quail 2016

2016 Randall Grubb Falconer Dodici

 

1916 La Bestiono Bat Car - The Quail 2016

1916 La Bestioni Bat Car

 

white Rolls Royce - The Quail 2016

Can’t help but look good in a Roller

 

tan 1936 Ford Roadster - The Quail 2016

1936 Ford Roadster

 

white 1939 Oldsmobile 60 Convertible - The Quail 2016

1939 Oldsmobile 60 Convertible

 

1932 Bentley 8 Litre - The Quail 2016

1932 Bentley 8 Litre

 

1934 Packard Chassis Coachbuilt Body - The Quail 2016

1934 Packard Chassis Coachbuilt Body

 

silver 1936 Cadillac V-16 Convertible - The Quail 2016

1936 Cadillac V-16 Convertible

 

Mercedes AMG display - The Quail 2016

Mercedes AMG display

 

Alfa Romeo display - The Quail 2016

Alfa Romeo display

 

Maserati display - The Quail 2016

Maserati display

 

Koenigsegg display - The Quail 2016

Koenigsegg display

 

1974 McLaren M16 C/D - The Quail 2016

1974 McLaren M16 C/D

 

red 1964 Cheetah-Chevrolet Bill Thomas Continuation Body - The Quail 2016

1964 Cheetah-Chevrolet Bill Thomas Continuation Body

 

silver 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder - The Quail 2016

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

 

blue 1951 Morgan +4 DHC Competition - The Quail 2016

1951 Morgan +4 DHC Competition

 

1952 Jaguar C-Type - The Quail 2016

1952 Jaguar C-Type

 

blue 1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder - The Quail 2016

1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder

 

engine of black/red 2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello Bonneville Race Car - The Quail 2016

black/red 2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello Bonneville Race Car - The Quail 2016

2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello Bonneville Race Car

 

blue 1972 Alpine A110 1800 'Berlinette' Group 4 Client Competition

1972 Alpine A110 1800 ‘Berlinette’ Group 4 Client Competition

 

red 1974 Alpine A110 Group 4 1800 - The Quail 2016

1974 Alpine A110 Group 4 1800

 

green 1957 Arnott - The Quail 2016

1957 Arnott

 

silver 1958 Fiat-Abarth 750 GT Zagato 'Double Bubble' - The Quail 2016

1958 Fiat-Abarth 750 GT Zagato ‘Double Bubble’

 

red 1971 Ferrari 512M - The Quail 2016

1971 Ferrari 512M

 

red 1969 ISO Grifo 7 Litre - The Quail 2016

1969 ISO Grifo 7 Litre

 

black 1965 Shelby Comppetition Cobra - The Quail 2016

1965 Shelby Competition Cobra

 

Car enthusiast extraordinaire and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason - The Quail 2016

Car enthusiast extraordinaire and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason

 

blue 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra

 

red 1964 Ferrari 250 LM - The Quail 2016

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

 

blue 1966 Shelby Cobra - The Quail 2016

1966 Shelby Cobra

 

BMW race cars at The Quail 2016

BMW race cars at The Quail 2016

 

blue 1993 McLaren F1 - The Quail 2016

1993 McLaren F1

 

blue 2001 BMW Z8 - The Quail 2016

2001 BMW Z8

 

mint green 1960 Aston Martin DB4 - The Quail 2016

1960 Aston Martin DB4

 

teal 1953 Dannenhauer & Stauss Cabriolet - The Quail 2016

1953 Dannenhauer & Stauss Cabriolet

 

blue 1955 Morgan +4 Four Passenger DHC - The Quail 2016

1955 Morgan +4 Four Passenger DHC

 

black 1951 Jaguar XK-120 Roadster - The Quail 2016

1951 Jaguar XK-120 Roadster

 

red 1953 Bristol 401 - The Quail 2016

1953 Bristol 401

 

blue 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Alleggerita - The Quail 2016

1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Alleggerita

 

red 1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Prototipo - The Quail 2016

1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Prototipo

 

mint green 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe - The Quail 2016

1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

 

black 1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato - The Quail 2016

1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato

 

black 1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Super - The Quail 2016

1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Super

 

black 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce - The Quail 2016

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce

 

white/red 1954 Kaiser Darrin - The Quail 2016

1954 Kaiser Darrin

 

silver 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe - The Quail 2016

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe

 

white 1956 Kurtis 500M - The Quail 2016

1956 Kurtis 500M

 

silver 1960 AC Greyhound - The Quail 2016

1960 AC Greyhound

 

black 1957 Lancia Aurelia B20 Outlaw Coupe - The Quail 2016

1957 Lancia Aurelia B20 Outlaw Coupe

 

silver 1958 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible - The Quail 2016

1958 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible

 

red 1957 Porsche Carrera 356A 1500 GS - The Quail 2016

1957 Porsche Carrera 356A 1500 GS

 

blue 1954 Swallow-Doretti Roadster - The Quail 2016

1954 Swallow-Doretti Roadster

 

white 1958 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MK III - The Quail 2016

1958 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MK III

 

black 1958 Bentley S-1 Continental Flying Spur - The Quail 2016

1958 Bentley S-1 Continental Flying Spur

 

VW Beetle - The Quail 2016

Trippy

 

maroon 1940 Ford Deluxe Opera Coupe - The Quail 2016

1940 Ford Deluxe Opera Coupe

 

tan/orange 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Hernandez Et Darrin Coupe de Ville - The Quail 2016

1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Hernandez Et Darrin Coupe de Ville

 

blue 1935 Bugatti Type 59/50S - The Quail 2016

1935 Bugatti Type 59/50S

 

maroon 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Monza - The Quail 2016

1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Monza

 

 

black 1932 Ford Hot Rod Coupe - The Quail 2016

1932 Ford Hot Rod Coupe

 

red 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France - The Quail 2016

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France

 

white/blue 1965 Shelby Ford GT350-R-IRS - The Quail 2016

1965 Shelby Ford GT350-R-IRS

 

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Best in Show - The Quail 2016

Best in Show

 

white Bentley Bentayga and trailer in the parking lot of The Quail 2016

Coming soon to campgrounds everywhere, Bentley Bentaygas pulling a trailer

 

purple Bentley Bentayga in the parking lot of The Quail 2016

A purple Bentley Bentayga SUV in the parking lot

 

yellow Ferrari F12 TDF - The Quail 2016

1 of 5 Ferrari F12 TDFs in the parking lot, 3 were yellow

 

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