Journal: The Quail at Monterey Shows Motorsport Knows No Age

The Quail at Monterey Shows Motorsport Knows No Age

Avatar By Andrew Schneider
August 22, 2013
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The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering was without doubt one of the most prestigious events that took place over the weekend of automotive splendor in Monterey, California.  The event, which takes place on the Quail golf course, has been held for 11 years now and many consider it the cream of the crop of automotive events. This year, Lamborghini and Aston Martin celebrated milestone anniversaries by showing fabulous concept cars and vintage racing machines; however, every major racing constructor was also well-represented at this year’s event.

As I walked from the parking lot into the event, I began to wonder why half the cars in the lot weren’t being shown in the exhibition. However, after entering, I understood that this was where the best of the best belonged. The event offered guests a buffet of food paired with fine wine and champagne. Representatives from Porsche offered rides in some of their newest automobiles. I spent an enjoyable afternoon in the sunshine as the multitude of colors beamed from the chassis of priceless automobiles. Although the 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (featured in the photos below) was declared best in show, in my opinion the tasty quinoa at the buffet should have taken the crown.

I’d recommend putting this event on your automotive bucket list if you haven’t already. Just make sure you’re prepared to handle the sensory overload.

Photography by Andrew Schneider

 

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Randy Richardson
Randy Richardson

OPPS, #54 Daytona Coupe shown in the pictures is owned by Steve Woods and is a Superformance Coupe. The original Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2299 (race #13) won Best of Show. Owned by the Larry Miller Collection in Utah, CSX2299 is the 1964 Le Mans winning Cobra driven by Dan Gurney and Bob Bondurant.

James Schollum
James Schollum

What’s the silver Aston Martin, middle of the bottom row on the 1st page. It’s stunning!

Alex F
Alex F

What is that blue car on the 3rd page? Looks like a 30s to 40s big body american cruiser…

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay

BRE Datsun, Group 44, and Gurney’s GTP. I remember being trackside watching that Toyota driven in anger by JMF II back in the day. Good stuff.

Thanks for sharing.

Brett Evans
Brett Evans

Took some searching, but I think it’s the 1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 GS Saoutchik Coupe. Pretty amazing-looking car. I hope someday elegant coachbuilding returns to grace.

Alex F
Alex F

Thanks Brett! Definitely a beautiful car.