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The Quail : A Motorsports Gathering

The Quail : A Motorsports Gathering August 2019
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering combines a lush setting on a golf course nestled against the Santa Lucia mountain range with exceptional cuisine and some of the finest examples of vintage sporting automobiles ever to meet the road. This year's featured themes included the 100 Years of Bentley motors, the 25th Anniversary of the McLaren F1, and a Tribute to the Electric Car Movement.

This year's recipient of Best of Show honors was Judge Joseph & Margie Cassini for their Stutz Model DV-32 Convertible Victoria. Its coachwork is by LeBaron and believed to have been a proposed 'catalog custom' intended to maintain LeBaron's position as the dominant producer of bodies for use on Stutz chassis. The relationship between Stutz and LeBaron dated back to 1927, with LeBaron's development of a lightweight roadster body known as the Blackhawk Speedster. The Cassini's car has a radically raked and shortened folding windshield design, and it features the longest Stutz hood, lengthened by more than 6-inches with a set-back firewall. It was originally imported to Argentina for Stutz distributor Luis Angel Firpo. In 1974 it was sold to a collector in Florida who kept it for several years before selling it to a gentleman in Ohio. The present owners were able to acquire it in 2008 and have given it a full restoration.

100 Years of Bentley Motors
The Bentley marque is a six-time winner in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans race and one of the most revered car brands in existence. Among the list of legendary models are the 4.5-liter 'Blower' and the R-Type Continental, and modern classics such as the Mulsanne and Continental GT. Introduced in 2015, the Bentayga was the world's first luxury SUV and conquered some of the world's most inhospitable environments with ease. In June of 2018, the Bentayga completed the Pikes Peak course in 10:49.9, breaking the record by nearly two minutes.

The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering celebrated the legacy of Bentley by displaying many of the models from the company's illustrious past. The list included the 3-liter, 4 1/4-liter, 4 1/2-liter, Speed Six, Continental, Turbo R, Azure, and Continental GT V8. The all-new Flying Spur was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car which was making its U.S. debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of Grand Touring for the future. It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology.

Combined with other activities on the Monterey peninsula, Bentley showcased the evolution of the marque since 1919, while illustrations of Bentley's past, present, and future highlight the brand's power heading into the next 100 years.

The McLaren F1
Perhaps one of the finest gatherings of McLaren F1 vehicles in the modern era, The Quail: A Motorsport Gathering display included the F1, F1 LM, and the F1 GTR Longtail. The McLaren Company is currently one of the world's premier supercar (hypercar) builders and one of the most respected automobile manufacturers in the world. The vehicle responsible for its success was the McLaren F1, which made its debut in 1994. It used a state-of-the-art carbon fiber chassis and powered by a naturally aspirated V-12 engine from BMW. Its performance credentials in 1994 were undisputed and still capable of rivaling many of today's best supercars. Between 1994 and 1998, McLaren built 106 examples of the F1 in both road and race trim. The cars curated by The Quail highlighted the evolution of the McLaren F1 during its brief four-year run.

Pagani and Koenigsegg
What has become a regular appearance - is anything but regular. Two of the greatest manufacturers of hypercars in the modern era are from Horacio Pagani and Christian von Koenigsegg. Both companies have pushed the boundaries of design and technology well beyond the limits, finding new horizons and an elite and exclusive following along the way. They are incredibly precise and exquisitely crafted, but terrifying. Sophisticated, elegant, gorgeous, sinister, and aggressive. They are, perhaps, the ultimate expression of performance, luxury, and exclusivity. To witness one is a rarity. To see about a dozen of them - one must visit The Quail.

Concept Cars and Custom Coachwork
Bentley displayed its mesmerizing Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept and Pininfarina showcased its revolutionary Battista, the world's first luxury electric hyper-performance GT. It is the first solely Pininfarina-badged car and was designed and built in Italy. Faster than a current Formula 1 race car in its 0 -100 km/h sub-two second sprint, and with 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm torque on tap, the Battista combines extreme engineering and technology in a zero-emissions package.

The Vivant 77 Prototype on display hailed from the mid-1960 era and its design was inspired by the three Alfa Romeo B.A.T. prototype coupes. The lightweight roadster body was hand-formed by a trio of European panel beaters over Herb Adam's own space-frame chassis. Mr. Adams is legendary among Pontiac and GM performance enthusiasts and was instrumental in the development of the Pontiac Trans Am cars and the Super Duty engines. Pontiac cues were deliberately incorporated into the design of the Vivant 77 Prototype as well as many Pontiac mechanical components, including the 370 cubic-inch V8, which is one of a limited run of engines assembled as part of Pontiac's horsepower development program.

2019 - The Quail : A Motorsport Gathering
The Quail represented Monterey Car Week with a stunning and spectacular array of automobiles, showcasing some of the greatest creations ever built, from old race cars to the latest concepts, and new hypercars. The outdoor garden party hosts a Fireside Chat, and this year's featured guest was Mark Webber, winning Formula 1 driver and 2015 WEC champion moderated by Philip Kadoorie. The other celebrity guest was Alex Hirschi, aka Supercar Blondie, moderated by journalist Hannah Elliott.

The automotive show field is complemented by some of the finest gourmet meals found on the Monterey Peninsula. Six different cuisines with amazing dishes and drinks enchanted the senes, from the alluring presentations to the palate. The flavors took on depth, context, and a sense of place, perfectly complemented by the relaxing atmosphere and finely crafted works of automotive art. Nestled within the hills of Carmel, The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering remains one of the finest and memorable automotive events on the enthusiasts calendars.

Galleries

1926 Bentley 3 Litre  
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre  
1929 Bentley 3-Litre  
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre  
1930 Bentley Speed Six  
1931 Bentley 4 Litre  
1935 Bentley 3.5 Liter  
1937 Bentley 4¼ Liter  
1938 Bentley 4.25-Liter  
1956 Bentley S1  
1958 Bentley Continental S1  
1965 Bentley S3 Series  
1990 Bentley Turbo R  
2008 Bentley Azure  
2010 Bentley Azure  
2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S  

1966 Vivant 77 Prototype  
2019 Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept  
2019 Pininfarina Battista  

2018 Maserati Touring Sciàdipersia  
2018 Rimac C Two  
2019 Acura NSX GT3 Evo  
2019 Acura Type S Concept  
2019 Aston Martin Valhalla  
2019 Audi R8 LMS GT2  
2019 Bugatti Centodieci  
2019 DeTomaso P72  
2019 Ferrari P80/C  
2019 Ford Roush Mustang Stage 3  
2019 Lamborghini Huracán EVO GT Celebration  
2019 McLaren 720S Spider MSO  
2020 Acura NSX Indy Yellow Pearl  

1994 McLaren F1  
1995 McLaren F1 LM  
1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail  
1998 McLaren F1  

1999 Pagani Zonda C12  
2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster  
2009 Pagani Zonda R  
2019 Pagani Huayra Roadster BC  

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera  
1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S  
2019 Porsche 911 Speedster  

1949 Morgan F Super  
1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder  
1967 Ford GT40  
1986 Ford RS200  
1999 Chevrolet Corvette C5  

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900  
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4  
1955 Cadillac Series 62  
1955 Porsche 356  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC  
1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce  
1958 Triumph TR3A  
1960 Alfa Romeo 2000  

1958 Fiat Abarth Allemano 750  
1962 Chevrolet Impala Series  
1962 Maserati 5000 GT  
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MKII BJ7  
1963 Chevrolet Corvette  
1963 Porsche 356  
1964 Aston Martin DB5  
1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type  
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ  
1965 Cheetah Coupe  
1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2  
1967 Chevrolet Corvette C2  
1968 Fiat Dino  
1968 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2  
1968 Lamborghini Miura  
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL  
1970 DeTomaso Mangusta GT  
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280  
1971 Monteverdi 375L  
1972 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600  
1973 ISO Lele  
1973 Jaguar XKE E-Type  
1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera  
1975 Porsche 911  
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E  
1988 Honda TN Acty  

1912 Buick Model 36  
1931 Bugatti Type 49  
1931 Stutz Model DV-32  
1934 Hispano Suiza J12  
1935 Jaguar SS1  
1936 Delahaye Type 135  
1939 Mercedes-Benz 170V  
1952 Cunningham C3  
1952 Nash Healey LeMans Lightweight  

1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400  
1986 Lamborghini Countach  
1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole  
1991 Jaguar XJR-15  
1992 Acura NSX  
1993 Bugatti EB110  
1994 Bugatti EB110  
1996 Dodge Viper  
1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV  
2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0  
2005 Porsche Carrera GT  
2007 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR  
2009 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR  
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale  
2015 SCG 003S  
2018 McLaren Senna  
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  
2019 Ford GT  
2019 Ford GT Carbon Series  
2019 Ford GT Mk II  

1949 Ferrari 166 Inter  
1957 Ferrari 335 Sport  
1959 Ferrari 250 TR  
1960 Ferrari 250 GT  
1966 Ferrari 330 GT  
1966 Ferrari 330 GTC  
1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2  
1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB  
1980 Ferrari 400i  
1983 Ferrari 512 BBi  
1985 Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole  
1994 Ferrari 348  
2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello  
2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica  
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO  
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  
2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast  

1950 Volkswagen Transporter  
1951 Volkswagen Transporter  
1952 Volkswagen Transporter  
1958 Volkswagen Transporter  
1961 Volkswagen Transporter  
1963 Volkswagen Transporter  
1966 Volkswagen Microbus  
1968 Volkswagen Transporter  
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