2017 Quail to Feature Originals and Mid-Engine Marvels
When The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering sets up shop on the lush greens of Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California, on Friday, August 18, it will mark its 15th anniversary as part of Monterey Car Week. This year’s event will feature Originals and Mid-Engine Marvels, along with traditional themes like: Pre-War Sports and Racing Cars; Post-War Racing Cars; Post-War Sports Cars; The Great Ferraris; Supercars; Sports and Racing Motorcycles; and Custom Coachwork.
“The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering continues to be the highlight of Monterey Car Week and certainly one of the most sensational events of the year. Thousands of motor vehicle enthusiasts, collectors, hobbyists and friends descend on Monterey to share their love and admiration for exquisite automobiles in an intimate garden party setting,” said event co-founder, The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited. “I continue to be impressed and amazed by the caliber of automobiles shown at the event, and even more so by those who dedicate so much time to restoring and preserving these fine works of art.”
More than 250 rare motor vehicles from private collections around the world will be on display, giving a special focus on sports and racing. Examples of exceptional driving machines showcased at the event include but are not limited to the following:
• 1982 Lancia Model 307 – This iconic mid-engine rally car was developed closely with Abarth and maintains its body shape from the Lancia Montecarlo, while also featuring a notable design departure from the production car, with its transverse engine.
• 1938 Packard Model 1601 – This car makes its way to The Quail from the famed Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection, and represents a styling shift for the model, having marked the first year a small chrome strip split the front windshield and ran onto the roof.
• 1964 Alpine M64 – Designed by Jean Rédélé, who originally modified Renault 4CVs and later found success in many of the world’s most illustrious sports car races, this car made its debut on the world stage at the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans.
• 2009 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante – This two-seat coupé with front-central engine and transaxle drivetrain, shares the rolling chassis, drivetrain, and electronic system with the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. Inspired by the Touring-designed Alfa Romeo C52, the Disco Volante is considered a design icon, the limited series being made solely for discerning collectors, sporting drivers and design aficionados.
• 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS – Near the top of every Ferrari enthusiast’s wish list, the 275 GTB is a remarkable example of Ferrari’s blending of elegant design and power. This limited production model was the first road-going Ferrari to have independent rear suspension and a rear-mounted transaxle.
For further information about the event, please visit: http://signatureevents.peninsula.com/en/Motorsports/Motorsports.html.