The Quail

  • Bugatti Centodieci reveal

    The Bugatti Centodieci, limited to a run of 10, honors the EB110 supercar of the 1990s.

  • Acura Type S Concept
    Acura Type S concept previews a sporty next-generation TLX

    The concept car marks a return of the Type S, which means more power, sportier handling, and muscular exterior designs.

  • 1949 Cisitalia 202 GT Gran Tourismo Sport Berlinetta, The Quail, 2017 Monterey Car Week
    The Quail celebrates the postwar sports car, 1945-1960

    Monterey Car Week draws everything from microcars to one-off coachbuilt classics of the 1920s and 1930s, all of them crowd-pleasers for the thousands of visitors swarming tasteful venues centered on Pebble Beach. But it was sports cars that lured two generations of drivers into the appeal of exotic...

  • Great Ferraris at The Quail 2017
    Great Ferraris from The Quail

    The Monterey Car Week is an orgiastic feast of the eyes for any car fan. It's an exclusive week-long celebration of the automobile, with events seemingly trying to upstage each other in terms of exclusivity and cachet. Aside from the actual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance itself, where the Best of...

  • Lamborghini Veneno
    Lamborghini Racing & Style At The Quail: An Interview With CEO Stephan Winkelmann

    There's automotive luxury and exclusivity, and then there's The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Dovetailing with Lamborghini's own brand values, the event is a high-dollar, high-class show of the highlights of the best cars, new and old, to be found anywhere on the Monterey peninsula during Car...

  • The Quail 2012
    Orange Lambo Countach, Meet Jaguar XK120: Of Course It's The Quail 2013

    Each year the Monterey Bay area explodes with the sounds and sights of an army of classic cars. One signature event, The Quail, came home to roost this year with an unforgettable gathering of vintage beauty, including first Lamborghini ever built. See more classic-car coverage here at Motor...

  • Bizzarini, The Quail 2012

    The Land Rover school's still plugging away, and the golf course still swings. But the Quail Lodge itself is closed for business--a victim of a decade of losses that don't seem to have had any effect on the jewelry-rattlers that gather annually at The Quail, the eponymous classic-car concours that takes place each year on the resort's grounds. Officially known as a "motorsports gathering," The Quail lures in a very select group of attendees at $450 a ticket, limited to 3,000 guests in all. With some 150 cars on display, it's a compact show, a 30-minute loop if you're uninvolved. But once...

  • Lamborghini Urus concept, 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
    Lamborghini Urus Concept Makes Its First Pass At America

    Still fresh from its world debut at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show this spring, Lamborghini’s Urus SUV concept made a first pass at a slew of likely American buyers this weekend at its first U.S. showing, at The Quail 2012. The Urus is the brand's first SUV concept since the LM002 of the late...

  • The Mullin Museum's coupe body for Bugatti chassis 64002 - image: The Mullin Museum
    Mullin Automotive Museum To Unveil 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe At The Quail

    Automotive designer Jean Bugatti was the man behind the styling of such classic Bugatti automobiles as the Type 41 Royale and the Type 57. Despite his artistic gift, Bugatti was an engineer who also helped develop designs for twin-cam engines and independent suspensions for the French automaker...

  • Jaguar E-Type 50th anniversary, The Quail
    Jaguar E-Type Celebrates 50 Years: The Quail 2011

    After fifty years on the road, a decade off duty and with a permanent place secured in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, what's left for the venerable Jaguar E-Type? Jaguar's resident cougar had a belated birthday party at The Quail 2011, as the annual Monterey classics weekend and Pebble Beach...

  • Bugatti Veyron L'Or Blanc
    Bugatti Veyron L'Or Blanc Goes Pop Art: The Quail 2011

    We've told you about Bugatti's Veyron L'Or Blanc, maybe the first supercar to elevate porcelain to the pantheon of supercar cues, right up there next to digital gauges and carbon-fiber trim. After seeing it in person today at The Quail--"a motorsports gathering," one component of the fabulous...

  • The Quail 2010: Odds and Ends Gallery, part two
    Quail 2010: Odds And Ends Gallery, Part Two

    Who needs a reason to look at photos of collectible, unique, rare, or storied racing and sports cars? We sure don't. So we won't give you one this time around. If you've enjoyed these peeks through our lens of the many brilliant bits and pieces of the Quail gathering, hang on for a roundup of the...

  • The Quail 2010: Odds and Ends Gallery, part one

    There are so many cars, so many objects of lust and art packed into California's central coast this weekend that it's simply too much to cover it all in detail. But ogling can be just as fun even if you don't know the name of the ogle-ee. Even this gallery contains just a sampling of the hundreds of cars on display, but it might just help dull the pain for those of you not lucky enough to be in attendance this year--or it may serve as motivation to make plans for next. There are so many cool, weird, and plain-old-gorgeous shots we've had to split the gallery into parts, with the second to...

  • The Quail 2010
    Quail 2010: One For The History Books

    Call it a wrap - yesterday's motorsports gathering, The Quail 2010, is over, and with this post, MotorAuthority is switching gears to tomorrow's Pebble Beach Concours. Our first outing to the Quail Lodge's eight-year-old affair brought us an up-close view of some stunning race cars from the 1950s...

  • Quail 2010: Shelby Mustang Mania
    Quail 2010: Shelby Mustang Mania

      With a frail Carroll Shelby at the helm, The Quail 2010 paid homage to some of the greatest Mustangs in history on Friday. And if you've never seen a 'Stang older than the 2011 BOSS 302 we brought you yesterday, the Quail's collection of pony cars provided an instant history lesson. Paired with...

  • Quail 2010: Shelby Cobra Corral
    Quail 2010: Shelby Cobra Corral

      While The Quail 2010 celebrated 45 years of Carroll Shelby's Mustangs in a prime collection of GT500s, GT350s, KR convertibles and one bare-metal shell of an ur-Shelby Mustang, a smaller circle of roadsters connected the dots between the 'Stangs to Shelby himself. A curated quartet of Shelby...

  • 1936 Delahaye 135s Competition
    Quail 2010: Three More Bugattis--And A Delahaye

    Bugatti. The very name spells vintage luxury--or, if you're more modern-minded, outright speed and power. Though with its current German parentage, the Bugatti of today bears little resemblance to the classics of Ettore. Delahaye, on the other hand, has fallen off the map for all but the dedicated...

  • Quail 2010: And Now, A Ferrari Limo
    Quail 2010: Ferrari Limo Is 'What Not To Roll'

    After you drown in high-cholesterol classics from Bugatti, Packard, Allard and Shelby all day at The Quail 2010, it's easy to overlook some of the simply amazing cars in the parking lot of the Quail Lodge. The cars left idle on the Quail greens alone would put whole concours events in less moneyed...

  • 1952 Allard J2X

    Vintage race cars capture the highest tech and finest aesthetic of their time.

  • Quail 2010: 1950s Racing Stunners

      This year's Quail motorsports gathering underscored the "motorsports" half of the equation, with a display of rare race cars that avoided the destruction you might expect to happen to lightweight, fragile classics like these two exceptional cars. The 1955 Kurtis 500SX above has a unique...

  • Quail 2010: VSR Concept Sports Rod
    Quail 2010: VSR Concept is a Cadillac Hot Rod

      It's rare to see a new concept car at a megawatt event like The Quail, without an official manufacturer badge on its flanks. But the VSR Concept Sports Rod is no ordinary concept, and its chief designer is no unknown. The VSR is the work of Wayne K. Cherry, who led GM's design department through...

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