The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering–bigger than ever

The Quail, a Motorosports Gathering, again managed to present many of Monterey's greatest hits. And, don’t forget, tickets include first-class food and drink from around the world.

Walk, eat, nosh, repeat. 

This show has also become a corporate event of sorts, meaning displays once reserved for the major international auto shows. 

Each year, yhe Quail features different curated displays. Our favorite was the 50 years of BMW M brand. Benjamin Clymer’s 1980 M1 took top prize in this category.

All Things Mini featured a variety of Mini variations and made for a fun display.

The final of three special groups was the 70 years of Jaguar and their win at LeMans. C-Types, D-Types and lightweight E Types dazzled guest of the show.

From the new car standpoint, Lincoln’s shocking design study certainly stood out, and the new Ruf Bergsteiger was awfully cool.

More from the official release: 

Competing against an elite field of over 200 entrants, the stunning 1956 Jaguar D-Type was awarded “Best of Show” at this year’s The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. The winner of the paramount award was announced during the annual gathering of automotive enthusiasts, industry principals, celebrities and motorsports greats on the beautiful grounds of Quail Lodge & Golf Club. The winning vehicle was inducted into the Rolex Circle of Champions alongside the event’s individual class winners.

Owned by William Pope, the 1956 Jaguar D-Type, was selected for the highest honor due to its superb construction, design, attention to detail, workmanship and extensive restoration process. Jaguar took victory at Le Mans three years-in-a-row from 1955 - 1957 with the D-Type and it is rumored that only 75 examples were built. 

Other prestigious award winners announced at 2022’s The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering include: 

Spirit of The Quail
1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Bertone Sprint Coupe 
Dick Mcclure - California

Hagerty Drivers Foundation & Preservation Award         
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona                
Stefano Natoli – California

Octane Choice
1959 Citroën Squall Prototype "The French BAT
Thomas Hale – Connecticut

ArtCenter College of Design                    
1963 Chevrolet Corvette                        
Mike Vietro – California

50th Anniversary of the BMW M Division
1980 BMW M1
Benjamin Clymer – New York

All Things MINI                         
1965 Austin Mini Cooper 'S'    
Eric Breslow – Nevada

70 Years of Jaguar and their Wins at Le Mans    
1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy
Mark Miller – California

Pre-War Sports & Racing Cars                          
1929 Rolls Royce
The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie    -Hong Kong

Post-War Sports 1945-1960
1956 Maserati A6G Zagato
David Smith – Washington

Post-War Sports 1961-1975
1964 ATS 2500 GTS
Stephen Bell - Colorado    

Post-War Racing
1964 Alfa Romeo TZ
David Eichenbaum – Florida

Evolution of the Supercar
1995 Bugatti EB110SS
Allegra collection – Carlos DeQuesada – Connecticut

The Great Ferraris
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Mike Regalia – California

Sports and Racing Motorcycles
1972 Ducati 750 Imola Racer
Moto Borgotaro - New York    

Custom Coachwork
1934 Ford Model 40 Special Speedster
Bruce Wanta - Washington

Car Park Concours de Quailegance
1967 Oilstainlab “Half11”
Iliya and Nikita Bridan – Canada 

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