CLASSIC RACING CARS GATHER AT THE QUAIL


Publish date: 2016-06-08 08:56:36
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Race Car

The Quail is a high class event that is a part of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week that attracts rare collectible classics to the Monterey Peninsula which will be on August 19 at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel, California. The tickets are expensive and are very hard to get but will be more than worth, exquisite food and drinks will be served will you browse through 200 word class sports cars displayed on the lawn. The Quail lasts for 10 days every August for the past 14 years.

The themes for this year’s event are “Rivalries of the Ages”, “The 100th Anniversary of BMW Celebrating Motorcars and Motorcycles,” “A Retrospective of Laguna Seca Racewar,” “The 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.”

The Quail has released a teaser that will be featured in this year’s event. Here are some of the best:

Coachbuilt 1934 Packard Roadster

Coachbuilt 1934 Packard Roadster

This 1934 Packard Roadster nicknamed “Aquarius” is owned by James Hetfield, Lead of Metallica, and together with Rick Dore, modified it to look like one of Figoni et Falaschi designs made from 1930 to the 1950s.

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Race Car

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Race Car

The famous 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder racer car with its performance and achievements received the award of Most Significant Porsche in 2008 during the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

1966 Lola Mk2 T70 Can-Am 

1966 Lola Mk2 T70 Can-Am        

This 1966 Lola Mk2 T70 Can-Am was originally built as a roadster in a London shop in 1966. It had a successful racing career during its time and eventually found its way to the United States to again race as a modified coupe in classic race events.

1957 Lancia Aurelia B20 “Outlaw” Coupe

1957 Lancia Aurelia B20 “Outlaw” Coupe

This 1957 Lancia Aurelia B20 “Outlaw” Coupe remodeled to look like the 1951 B20 champion racer that was driven by Giovani Bracco that won its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and placed 2nd in the overalls of the Mille Miglia.

The Quail not only features rare classic that made a mark in the history of automobiles, but also luxury car makers to show off their latest creations, The Rolex Circle of Champions and the opening of the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award, and also host 6 culinary caterers that offers samples to both the host and guests.

“The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has become the highlight of Monterey Car Week and one of the most sensational events of the year,” said Michael Kadoorie, chairman of The Quail in a press release. “Thousands of motor vehicle enthusiasts, collectors, hobbyists and friends come to Monterey to share their love and admiration for exquisite automobiles in an intimate garden party setting, while also benefiting charitable organizations.”

The Quail

Reference & Photo Credits:

https://news.classiccars.com/motorsports-stars-quail-announced-monterey-week/

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