This Friday marks the return of “The Quail” (short for The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering) in Monterey, California. Each year during Monterey Car Week, which culminates with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance on Sunday, enthusiasts, collectors and revelers gather at The Quail to ogle some of the finest automobiles ever made.
Most are vintage and rare; many are new; all are perfect. Cars are divided into ten classes this year (two classes are being added to the traditional eight), including but not limited to The Great Ferraris, Post-War Sports 1945–1960 and Supercars and Custom Coachwork. The cars shown in the gallery above each represent a different class on display this year.
There are few other places on the planet, if any, where one could stroll past a 1931 Bugatti Type 51, a 1967 Porsche 911 S, a 1959 Ferrari 250 LWB California Spyder and a 1969 McLaren M6GT Road Car, all in the span of a couple hours — let alone the scores of others that will grace the lawns of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club on Friday. Tickets, which are awarded via lottery system early in the year, go for as much as $650 — which is not too out of this world for the sheer amount of eye candy and gearhead dreams the event will provide.
Stay tuned for more coverage of Monterey Car Week online and on Instagram, and if you’re in Monterey this weekend, make sure to say hi.
Note: in order to provide higher-resolution images, not all pictured are the exact vehicles on display.
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