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Pictorial: The Quail Motorsport Gathering 2019 hosts a raft of new car debuts

De Tomaso is planning to build just 72 P72s, and the cars will be built to meet LMP2 racing specifications at a price "around €750,000," (US$845,000)
De Tomaso is planning to build just 72 P72s, and the cars will be built to meet LMP2 racing specifications at a price "around €750,000," (US$845,000)
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Supercars line up at The Quail
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Supercars line up at The Quail
A 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago and a 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago
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A 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago and a 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago
A 1963 Chevrolet Corvette SW L84 Coupe at The Quail
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A 1963 Chevrolet Corvette SW L84 Coupe at The Quail
A special class entitled “A Tribute to the Electric Car Movement” showcased unique electric cars throughout history including and included this 1964 Volkswagen Zelectric Microbus 
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A special class entitled “A Tribute to the Electric Car Movement” showcased unique electric cars throughout history including and included this 1964 Volkswagen Zelectric Microbus 
One of the entrants in the "Great Ferraris" Class was this 1959 Ferrari 290 MM/250 TR
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One of the entrants in the "Great Ferraris" Class was this 1959 Ferrari 290 MM/250 TR
The Quail has an atmosphere quite unlike any other motorsports gathering
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The Quail has an atmosphere quite unlike any other motorsports gathering
An award-winning 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet at The Quail
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An award-winning 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet at The Quail
A century of Bentley motorcars was celebrated at this year at The Quail
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A century of Bentley motorcars was celebrated at this year at The Quail
Acura Type S Concept Cars
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Acura Type S Concept Cars
This year is the 25th anniversary of the McLaren F1 – the most celebrated and valuable modern day supercar
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This year is the 25th anniversary of the McLaren F1 – the most celebrated and valuable modern day supercar
The Lotus Evija Electric Hypercar
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The Lotus Evija Electric Hypercar
Barry Fitzgerald's 1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC gets some love. The lines of the Jaguar have been carefully massaged by automotive builder and artist, Justin Hills
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Barry Fitzgerald's 1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC gets some love. The lines of the Jaguar have been carefully massaged by automotive builder and artist, Justin Hills
A century of Bentley motorcars was celebrated at this year at The Quail
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A century of Bentley motorcars was celebrated at this year at The Quail
The Quail has an atmosphere quite unlike any other motorsports gathering
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The Quail has an atmosphere quite unlike any other motorsports gathering
The sun rises over The Quail, 2019
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The sun rises over The Quail, 2019
Automobili Pininfarina showed off the Battista, proclaiming it to be the most powerful Italian sportscar of all time. No more than 150 will ever be created.
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Automobili Pininfarina showed off the Battista, proclaiming it to be the most powerful Italian sportscar of all time. No more than 150 will ever be created.
The 1968 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 of Steve Girard of Wisconsin
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The 1968 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 of Steve Girard of Wisconsin
Drako Motors was a debutant at The Quail, and showed a debutant car:  its first limited production electric supercar, the Drako GTE. The GTE is a four passenger ultra luxury supercar with a 1,200-hp quad electric motor architecture and a 206-mph top speed.
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Drako Motors was a debutant at The Quail, and showed a debutant car:  its first limited production electric supercar, the Drako GTE. The GTE is a four passenger ultra luxury supercar with a 1,200-hp quad electric motor architecture and a 206-mph top speed.
The Lotus Evija Electric Hypercar
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The Lotus Evija Electric Hypercar
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The Lotus Evija Electric Hypercar
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The Runge 1960 RS010 was indeed made in 2019, though it was styled and made just as a master craftsman would have designed and made it 60 years ago. It's the work of Runge cars, a modern day designer and builder of exquisite machinery
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The Runge 1960 RS010 was indeed made in 2019, though it was styled and made just as a master craftsman would have designed and made it 60 years ago. It's the work of Runge cars, a modern day designer and builder of exquisite machinery
Philip Sarofim's 1965 Pontiac Vivant. The Vivant was a one-off  designed by famous Pontiac engineer Herb Adams. Adams was subsequently responsible for  the Trans Am, the GTO Judge and the Super Duty 455, but when he designed and built the Vivant, he was just out of college and funded the project himself.
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Philip Sarofim's 1965 Pontiac Vivant. The Vivant was a one-off  designed by famous Pontiac engineer Herb Adams. Adams was subsequently responsible for  the Trans Am, the GTO Judge and the Super Duty 455, but when he designed and built the Vivant, he was just out of college and funded the project himself.
Porsche's latest 911 Speedster runs a 502 hp boxer six engine, a has a top speed of 192 mph and an MSRP of $274,500
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Porsche's latest 911 Speedster runs a 502 hp boxer six engine, a has a top speed of 192 mph and an MSRP of $274,500
Porsche's latest 911 Speedster runs a 502 hp boxer six engine, a has a top speed of 192 mph and an MSRP of $274,500
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Porsche's latest 911 Speedster runs a 502 hp boxer six engine, a has a top speed of 192 mph and an MSRP of $274,500
De Tomaso announced it was back in business when it stunned everyone at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year by revealing its retro-sensual new P72 supercar. De Tomaso is planning to build just 72 P72s, and the cars will be built to meet LMP2 racing specifications at a price "around €750,000," (US$845,000)
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De Tomaso announced it was back in business when it stunned everyone at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year by revealing its retro-sensual new P72 supercar. De Tomaso is planning to build just 72 P72s, and the cars will be built to meet LMP2 racing specifications at a price "around €750,000," (US$845,000)
From the Post War Sports Car 1945-1960 class at the Quail was this 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS owned by Jo and Beth Hurwich of California
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From the Post War Sports Car 1945-1960 class at the Quail was this 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS owned by Jo and Beth Hurwich of California
The Saleen S7 is a seven-only limited edition with the same aero package used to win Le Mans, and a 1500 hp twin-turbo 7 liter V8. Pricing starts at $1 million
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The Saleen S7 is a seven-only limited edition with the same aero package used to win Le Mans, and a 1500 hp twin-turbo 7 liter V8. Pricing starts at $1 million
The Saleen 1 fuses a turbocharged  2.5 liter, Saleen-designed four cylinder engine generating 450 horsepower and with a top speed of 180 mph. Prices start at $100,000
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The Saleen 1 fuses a turbocharged  2.5 liter, Saleen-designed four cylinder engine generating 450 horsepower and with a top speed of 180 mph. Prices start at $100,000
The Pagani Zonda R is a 739 hp track day car with a top speed around 220 mph and a price tag around $1.8 million
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The Pagani Zonda R is a 739 hp track day car with a top speed around 220 mph and a price tag around $1.8 million
The Pagani Cinque Roadster - only five were produced. Carbon fiber body, a 678 hp V12 and a $1.8-million price tag
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The Pagani Cinque Roadster - only five were produced. Carbon fiber body, a 678 hp V12 and a $1.8-million price tag
The Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta weighs just 1,250 kg, and runs an AMG-sourced V12. Only three were made, and they cost a reported US$17.5 million each, making them considerably more expensive than the Bugatti La Voiture Noir
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The Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta weighs just 1,250 kg, and runs an AMG-sourced V12. Only three were made, and they cost a reported US$17.5 million each, making them considerably more expensive than the Bugatti La Voiture Noir
Pagani went to great effort to demonstrate the capabilities of the in-house services of Atelier Pagani Automobili, where the company's unique craftmanship skills can be used to create an individual product in every aspect of the automobile's creation process
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Pagani went to great effort to demonstrate the capabilities of the in-house services of Atelier Pagani Automobili, where the company's unique craftmanship skills can be used to create an individual product in every aspect of the automobile's creation process
This 1949 Mercury ICON Derelict EV is one of the most unique automobiles you'll ever see. On the outside it sports a 70-year-old body with original paint, but on the inside it has a custom four-wheel-independent Art Morrison chassis, electric rack-and-pinion power steering, two 150kW motors and a full Tesla performance battery pack
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This 1949 Mercury ICON Derelict EV is one of the most unique automobiles you'll ever see. On the outside it sports a 70-year-old body with original paint, but on the inside it has a custom four-wheel-independent Art Morrison chassis, electric rack-and-pinion power steering, two 150kW motors and a full Tesla performance battery pack
From the Post War Sports Car 1945-1960 class at the Quail was this 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider owned by Richard and Kristin Markell of California
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From the Post War Sports Car 1945-1960 class at the Quail was this 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider owned by Richard and Kristin Markell of California
One of the most loved and most prolific cars of all time, the Morris Minor was designed by Alec Issigonis (who was also responsible for the Mini) and made its debut at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show in London. In total,  more than 1.6 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972 over three series
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One of the most loved and most prolific cars of all time, the Morris Minor was designed by Alec Issigonis (who was also responsible for the Mini) and made its debut at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show in London. In total,  more than 1.6 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972 over three series
This 1966 Bosley Mk II Interstate was entered in the Post War Sports Car 1961-1975 class at the Quail. Owned by Stephen and Kim Bruno of Florida, the Bosley Interstate was constructed  by American automotive engineer and designer Richard Bosley and saw limited series production, using a Corvette as the basis
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This 1966 Bosley Mk II Interstate was entered in the Post War Sports Car 1961-1975 class at the Quail. Owned by Stephen and Kim Bruno of Florida, the Bosley Interstate was constructed  by American automotive engineer and designer Richard Bosley and saw limited series production, using a Corvette as the basis
The one and only Bosley Mk I in existence, from the Petersen Automotive Museum collection.
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The one and only Bosley Mk I in existence, from the Petersen Automotive Museum collection.
The one and only Bosley Mk I in existence, from the Petersen Automotive Museum collection
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The one and only Bosley Mk I in existence, from the Petersen Automotive Museum collection
Bugatti's stand was one of the largest and most expensive, considering that all the cars on it sell for a lot more than a million. That's the Bugatti Chiron above, and it costs $3 million
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Bugatti's stand was one of the largest and most expensive, considering that all the cars on it sell for a lot more than a million. That's the Bugatti Chiron above, and it costs $3 million
A century of Bentley motorcars was celebrated at this year at The Quail
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A century of Bentley motorcars was celebrated at this year at The Quail
This 1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC is owned by Barry Fitzgerald of Australia. The lines of the Jaguar have been carefully massaged by automotive builder and artist, Justin Hills
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This 1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC is owned by Barry Fitzgerald of Australia. The lines of the Jaguar have been carefully massaged by automotive builder and artist, Justin Hills
William E. "Chip" Connor's 1948 Vincent Black Lightning won the Sports and Racing Motorcycles class
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William E. "Chip" Connor's 1948 Vincent Black Lightning won the Sports and Racing Motorcycles class
One of the many anniversaries celebrated at The Quail was the 70th anniversary of the Volkswagen Transporter. This is a 1958 Transporter Type 29A owned by Mark Merrill of California. The bus is low mileage and was used as a fire station truck and everything is original, right down to the water pump, and all still in working condition
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One of the many anniversaries celebrated at The Quail was the 70th anniversary of the Volkswagen Transporter. This is a 1958 Transporter Type 29A owned by Mark Merrill of California. The bus is low mileage and was used as a fire station truck and everything is original, right down to the water pump, and all still in working condition
One of the many anniversaries celebrated at The Quail was the 70th anniversary of the Volkswagen Transporter. This is a 1958 Transporter Type 29A owned by Mark Merrill of California. The bus is low mileage and was used as a fire station truck and everything is original, right down to the water pump, and all still in working condition
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One of the many anniversaries celebrated at The Quail was the 70th anniversary of the Volkswagen Transporter. This is a 1958 Transporter Type 29A owned by Mark Merrill of California. The bus is low mileage and was used as a fire station truck and everything is original, right down to the water pump, and all still in working condition
One of the entrants in the "Great Ferraris" Class was this 1959 Ferrari 290 MM/250 TR
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One of the entrants in the "Great Ferraris" Class was this 1959 Ferrari 290 MM/250 TR
The "Spirit of the Quail" award went to this 1957 Ferrari 335S owned by Cavallino Investments of Ohio
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The "Spirit of the Quail" award went to this 1957 Ferrari 335S owned by Cavallino Investments of Ohio
American Honda Motor Company was created in 1959, so this year is its 60th anniversary. One of the initiatives for the celebrations was to recreate one of the fleet of Chevrolet Apache 10 pickups which Honda used to deliver its motorcycles to dealers during the sixties and this is the result. As American as Apple Pie ... almost!
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American Honda Motor Company was created in 1959, so this year is its 60th anniversary. One of the initiatives for the celebrations was to recreate one of the fleet of Chevrolet Apache 10 pickups which Honda used to deliver its motorcycles to dealers during the sixties and this is the result. As American as Apple Pie ... almost!
The winner of "The Great Ferraris" class at the Quail in 2019 went to this 1958 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series I owned by Brendan Gallaher & Michel Stern of Wyoming
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The winner of "The Great Ferraris" class at the Quail in 2019 went to this 1958 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series I owned by Brendan Gallaher & Michel Stern of Wyoming
This 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter was an entrant in "The Great Ferraris" class
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This 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter was an entrant in "The Great Ferraris" class
This 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT was an entrant in "The Great Ferraris" class
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This 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT was an entrant in "The Great Ferraris" class
There was a constant cavalcade of people getting their picture taken with David Sydorick's 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta by Touring, and for good reason. After winning Best-of-Show at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Alfa won the Peninsula Classics Best-of-the-Best award in Paris in February (2019), then backed up to win at Villa D'Este in March (2019) and earn itself a second chance at the championship. It is already The world's most acclaimed concours car, and may not yet be finished with the silverware
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There was a constant cavalcade of people getting their picture taken with David Sydorick's 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta by Touring, and for good reason. After winning Best-of-Show at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Alfa won the Peninsula Classics Best-of-the-Best award in Paris in February (2019), then backed up to win at Villa D'Este in March (2019) and earn itself a second chance at the championship. It is already The world's most acclaimed concours car, and may not yet be finished with the silverware
The Touring Sciàdipersia Cabriolet is the open-top version of the four-seater Sciàdipersia, a coach-built Fuoriserie designed and manufactured by Touring Superleggera in Milan in very limited run. Only 15 examples between coupe and cabriolet will be built, exclusively on demand. The Sciàdipersia is based on a Maserati GranCabrio rolling chassis and the Maserati 4691 cc V8 engine produces 338 kW (460 HP) @ 7,000 rpm
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The Touring Sciàdipersia Cabriolet is the open-top version of the four-seater Sciàdipersia, a coach-built Fuoriserie designed and manufactured by Touring Superleggera in Milan in very limited run. Only 15 examples between coupe and cabriolet will be built, exclusively on demand. The Sciàdipersia is based on a Maserati GranCabrio rolling chassis and the Maserati 4691 cc V8 engine produces 338 kW (460 HP) @ 7,000 rpm
The Rimac C-Two was unveiled in Geneva in 2018, but its outrageous specifications have lost no wow factor. The C_Two is an all-electric beast capable of 258 mph (415 km/h) and (eventually) level four autonomous driving
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The Rimac C-Two was unveiled in Geneva in 2018, but its outrageous specifications have lost no wow factor. The C_Two is an all-electric beast capable of 258 mph (415 km/h) and (eventually) level four autonomous driving
From the Post War Sports Car 1961-1975 class at the Quail was this 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ owned by Bruce Meyer of California. With a top speed of 140 mph and a weight of just 1500 pounds, the TZ was known as the "Baby GTO"
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From the Post War Sports Car 1961-1975 class at the Quail was this 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ owned by Bruce Meyer of California. With a top speed of 140 mph and a weight of just 1500 pounds, the TZ was known as the "Baby GTO"
The Fenyr SuperSport is the latest HyperCar to be launched by W Motors, a limited edition with a production run of only 100 cars in addition to 10 “Fenyr SuperSport Launch Editions”. The Fenyr runs a 3.8 twin-turbo flat six, producing 800 hp and 980 Nm of torque, with a claimed 0-100 km/h time of just 2.8 seconds and top speed of 400 km/h
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The Fenyr SuperSport is the latest HyperCar to be launched by W Motors, a limited edition with a production run of only 100 cars in addition to 10 “Fenyr SuperSport Launch Editions”. The Fenyr runs a 3.8 twin-turbo flat six, producing 800 hp and 980 Nm of torque, with a claimed 0-100 km/h time of just 2.8 seconds and top speed of 400 km/h
From the Post War Sports Car 1961-1975 class at the Quail was this 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale of the Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection. Anne Brockington Lee took out best of Show at the Quail last year with a 1953 Lancia Aurelia Pinin Farina 200C from the same collection
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From the Post War Sports Car 1961-1975 class at the Quail was this 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale of the Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection. Anne Brockington Lee took out best of Show at the Quail last year with a 1953 Lancia Aurelia Pinin Farina 200C from the same collection
Audi showed its R8 LMS GT2 customer race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, so the Quail appearance was only a North American debut, but it turned heads just the same. The R8 LMS GT2 is a track-only, race-ready, 640 hp V10 based on the R8 Spyder with extreme aerodynamics
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Audi showed its R8 LMS GT2 customer race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, so the Quail appearance was only a North American debut, but it turned heads just the same. The R8 LMS GT2 is a track-only, race-ready, 640 hp V10 based on the R8 Spyder with extreme aerodynamics
Audi showed its R8 LMS GT2 customer race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, so the Quail appearance was only a North American debut, but it turned heads just the same. The R8 LMS GT2 is a track-only, race-ready, 640 hp V10 based on the R8 Spyder with extreme aerodynamics
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Audi showed its R8 LMS GT2 customer race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, so the Quail appearance was only a North American debut, but it turned heads just the same. The R8 LMS GT2 is a track-only, race-ready, 640 hp V10 based on the R8 Spyder with extreme aerodynamics
The FIVA Award at The Quail in 2019 went to this 1931 Bentley 4-Litre owned by Terry & Darlene Larson of Arizona
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The FIVA Award at The Quail in 2019 went to this 1931 Bentley 4-Litre owned by Terry & Darlene Larson of Arizona
The award for the best custom coachwork at the Quail in 2019 went to this 1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC owned by Barry Fitzgerald of Australia
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The award for the best custom coachwork at the Quail in 2019 went to this 1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC owned by Barry Fitzgerald of Australia
The award for the best Post-War Sports Car 1945-1960 went to this 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet owned by Marianne Plancke of Texas
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The award for the best Post-War Sports Car 1945-1960 went to this 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet owned by Marianne Plancke of Texas
The award for the "100 Years of Bentley Motor Cars" class at the Quail in 2019 went to this 1928 Bentley 4.5-Litre VDP Tourer owned by David McGirr of Connecticut
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The award for the "100 Years of Bentley Motor Cars" class at the Quail in 2019 went to this 1928 Bentley 4.5-Litre VDP Tourer owned by David McGirr of Connecticut
The "Spirit of the Quail" award went to this 1957 Ferrari 335S owned by Cavallino Investments of Ohio
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The "Spirit of the Quail" award went to this 1957 Ferrari 335S owned by Cavallino Investments of Ohio
The winner of "The Great Ferraris" class at the Quail in 2019 went to this 1958 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series I owned by Brendan Gallaher & Michel Stern of Wyoming
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The winner of "The Great Ferraris" class at the Quail in 2019 went to this 1958 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series I owned by Brendan Gallaher & Michel Stern of Wyoming
The winner of the Supercars class at The Quaill was this 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica owned by Malcolm Welford – California
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The winner of the Supercars class at The Quaill was this 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica owned by Malcolm Welford – California
The winner of the Octane Choice Award at the Quail was this 1952 Nash Healey Le Mans Prototype Racer owned by Jose Fernandez of Connecticut
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The winner of the Octane Choice Award at the Quail was this 1952 Nash Healey Le Mans Prototype Racer owned by Jose Fernandez of Connecticut
A 1958 Fiat 1200 Turismo Veloce Spider enjoys a day out at The Quail
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A 1958 Fiat 1200 Turismo Veloce Spider enjoys a day out at The Quail
An entrant in the Post-war Sports class 1945-1960 was this 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe
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An entrant in the Post-war Sports class 1945-1960 was this 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe
This 1955 MG TF 1500 was an entrant in the Post-war Sports 1945-1960 Class
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This 1955 MG TF 1500 was an entrant in the Post-war Sports 1945-1960 Class
The dramatic lines of the  Lotus Evija Electric Hypercar
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The dramatic lines of the  Lotus Evija Electric Hypercar
One of the entrants in the "Great Ferraris" Class was this 1959 Ferrari 290 MM/250 TR
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One of the entrants in the "Great Ferraris" Class was this 1959 Ferrari 290 MM/250 TR
De Tomaso is planning to build just 72 P72s, and the cars will be built to meet LMP2 racing specifications at a price "around €750,000," (US$845,000)
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De Tomaso is planning to build just 72 P72s, and the cars will be built to meet LMP2 racing specifications at a price "around €750,000," (US$845,000)
Being seen at The Quail
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Being seen at The Quail
Bentley celebrated its 100th birthday last month (July, 2019) by developing the autonomous electric EXP 100 GT concept. It combines next-generation artificial intelligence with a 435-mile (700-km) electric range
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Bentley celebrated its 100th birthday last month (July, 2019) by developing the autonomous electric EXP 100 GT concept. It combines next-generation artificial intelligence with a 435-mile (700-km) electric range
This 1949 Mercury ICON Derelict EV is one of the most unique automobiles you'll ever see. On the outside it sports a 70-year-old body with original paint, but on the inside it has a custom four-wheel-independent Art Morrison chassis, electric rack-and-pinion power steering, two 150kW motors (that's a total 400 hp and 640NM of torque)and a full Tesla perfromance battery pack. The ultimate sleeper, it will top out at 120 mph
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This 1949 Mercury ICON Derelict EV is one of the most unique automobiles you'll ever see. On the outside it sports a 70-year-old body with original paint, but on the inside it has a custom four-wheel-independent Art Morrison chassis, electric rack-and-pinion power steering, two 150kW motors (that's a total 400 hp and 640NM of torque)and a full Tesla perfromance battery pack. The ultimate sleeper, it will top out at 120 mph
The 1931 Stutz DV 32 by Le Baron won the 2019 Rolex Best-ofShow at The Quail
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The 1931 Stutz DV 32 by Le Baron won the 2019 Rolex Best-ofShow at The Quail
The winner of the "25th Anniversary of the McLaren F1" class was this 1996 McLaren F1 LM  owned by Frank Martin of Illinois
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The winner of the "25th Anniversary of the McLaren F1" class was this 1996 McLaren F1 LM  owned by Frank Martin of Illinois
Foremost this year at The Quail were the new model releases, with Bugatti's new 1600hp, $8.8 million Centodieci the most prominent, with a number of supercars vying for the most spectacular
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Foremost this year at The Quail were the new model releases, with Bugatti's new 1600hp, $8.8 million Centodieci the most prominent, with a number of supercars vying for the most spectacular
The winner of the Post-War Sports 1961-1975 class was this 1966 Cheetah Coupe owned by Mark & Veronica Boen of California
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The winner of the Post-War Sports 1961-1975 class was this 1966 Cheetah Coupe owned by Mark & Veronica Boen of California
The winner of the Post-War Racing class was this 1955 Porsche 550 owned by Nicolas Clemence of California
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The winner of the Post-War Racing class was this 1955 Porsche 550 owned by Nicolas Clemence of California
The winner of the Pre-War Sports & Racing Cars class was this 1935 SSC Jaguar SS1 Coupe owned by Eduardo Zavala & Michelle Harris of Florida
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The winner of the Pre-War Sports & Racing Cars class was this 1935 SSC Jaguar SS1 Coupe owned by Eduardo Zavala & Michelle Harris of Florida

It might not be the main event of Monterey Car Week, but "The Quail" is a world class event of significant gravitas, and the 6,000 tickets to the automotive lifestyle event are the most coveted of the week.

Our feature article and pictorial on last years event is worth a look if you enjoy this year's coverage, as it elucidates just how special "The Quail" is, and how it presents cars in an entirely different atmosphere to traditional concours events. The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, does not compete with the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance, it enhances it.

As usual, the Quail welcomed a long list of motorsport greats, automotive industry leaders, and celebrities of every hue, providing a broad spread of gourmet international cuisine (though this year it seemed broader than usual) and a spectacular display of the rarest and most beautiful collectible motorcars in history.

The Quail has an atmosphere quite unlike any other motorsports gathering
The Quail has an atmosphere quite unlike any other motorsports gathering

It's ironic that the event which 17 years ago set out to become a celebration of automotive heritage, has achieved cult status for the extremely rich and famous. It has become so successful in attracting Ultra High Net Worth Petrolheads that the world's most prestigious automotive marques now treat it a marketing must to show their latest wares.

The curated atmosphere, food, wine, and heritage automobiles that built the audience, now have a sideshow that is one of the world's most expensive new car showrooms, as the likes of Acura, Aston Martin, Automobili Pininfarina, Bentley, Bugatti, Drako, Lamborghini, Lotus, Pagani Automobili, Singer Vehicle Design, Rolls-Royce, and SSC display the very latest in exclusive automobiles

Foremost this year at The Quail were the new model releases, with Bugatti's new 1600hp, $8.8 million Centodieci the most prominent, with a number of supercars vying for the most spectacular
Foremost this year at The Quail were the new model releases, with Bugatti's new 1600hp, $8.8 million Centodieci the most prominent, with a number of supercars vying for the most spectacular

Foremost this year at The Quail were the new model releases, with Bugatti's new 1,600-hp, US$8.8-million Centodieci the most prominent, with a number of supercars vying for the most spectacular.

Drako Motors was a debutant at The Quail, and showed a debutant car:  its first limited production electric supercar, the Drako GTE. The GTE is a four passenger ultra luxury supercar with a 1,200-hp quad electric motor architecture and a 206-mph top speed.
Drako Motors was a debutant at The Quail, and showed a debutant car:  its first limited production electric supercar, the Drako GTE. The GTE is a four passenger ultra luxury supercar with a 1,200-hp quad electric motor architecture and a 206-mph top speed.

The most surprising of the bunch was a new Silicon Valley supercar manufacturer that had flown almost entirely under the radar before the event. Drako Motors showed its first limited production electric supercar, the Drako GTE, a four-passenger ultra luxury supercar with a 1,200-hp quad motor architecture and a 206-mph (332-km/h) top speed.

Another debutant at The Quail was the first new automobile from British carmaker Lotus in a decade, and it was seemingly worth the wait. With 2,000 horsepower, the Lotus Evija is not just an electric car, but is set to become the world's most powerful production car.

Built around an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber monocoque, the Evija is also set to become the world's lightest production EV hypercar at 1,680 kg (3,703 lb), and that's without scrimping on the batteries, as the driving range of this projectile is targeted at 250 miles (400 km).

Audi showed its R8 LMS GT2 customer race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, so the Quail appearance was only a North American debut, but it turned heads just the same. The R8 LMS GT2 is a track-only, race-ready, 640 hp V10 based on the R8 Spyder with extreme aerodynamics
Audi showed its R8 LMS GT2 customer race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, so the Quail appearance was only a North American debut, but it turned heads just the same. The R8 LMS GT2 is a track-only, race-ready, 640 hp V10 based on the R8 Spyder with extreme aerodynamics

Audi showed its R8 LMS GT2 customer race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, so the Quail appearance was only a North American debut, but it turned heads just the same. The R8 LMS GT2 is a track-only, race-ready, 640-hp V10 based on the R8 Spyder with extreme aerodynamics.

De Tomaso announced it was back in business when it stunned everyone at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year by revealing its retro-sensual new P72 supercar. De Tomaso is planning to build just 72 P72s, and the cars will be built to meet LMP2 racing specifications at a price "around €750,000," (US$845,000)
De Tomaso announced it was back in business when it stunned everyone at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year by revealing its retro-sensual new P72 supercar. De Tomaso is planning to build just 72 P72s, and the cars will be built to meet LMP2 racing specifications at a price "around €750,000," (US$845,000)

De Tomaso announced it was back in business when it stunned everyone at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year by revealing its retro-sensual new P72 supercar. The new De Tomaso team wanted this to be a "modern day time machine" capable of transporting the driver back in time to a more analog age and the styling has achieved this. De Tomaso is planning to build just 72 P72s, and the cars will be built to meet LMP2 racing specifications at a price "around €750,000" (US$845,000).

The Saleen S7 is a seven-only limited edition with the same aero package used to win Le Mans, and a 1500 hp twin-turbo 7 liter V8. Pricing starts at $1 million
The Saleen S7 is a seven-only limited edition with the same aero package used to win Le Mans, and a 1500 hp twin-turbo 7 liter V8. Pricing starts at $1 million

The Saleen S7 is a seven-only limited edition with the same aero package used to win Le Mans, and a 1,500-hp twin-turbo seven-liter V8. Pricing starts at $1 million, which seems a bargain in the company it was keeping at the Quail, not to mention the Saleen's impeccable racetrack record.

The Runge 1960 RS010 was indeed made in 2019, though it was styled and made just as a master craftsman would have designed and made it 60 years ago. It's the work of Runge cars, a modern day designer and builder of exquisite machinery
The Runge 1960 RS010 was indeed made in 2019, though it was styled and made just as a master craftsman would have designed and made it 60 years ago. It's the work of Runge cars, a modern day designer and builder of exquisite machinery

Amongst the hypercars at the Quail are cars that are quite simply, unique. It said "1960 Runge RS010" on the plaque, but it was made in 2019, though it was styled and made just as a master craftsman would have designed and made it 60 years ago. It's the work of Runge cars, a modern day designer and builder of exquisite machinery.

The Touring Sciàdipersia Cabriolet is the open-top version of the four-seater Sciàdipersia, a coach-built Fuoriserie designed and manufactured by Touring Superleggera in Milan in very limited run. Only 15 examples between coupe and cabriolet will be built, exclusively on demand. The Sciàdipersia is based on a Maserati GranCabrio rolling chassis and the Maserati 4691 cc V8 engine produces 338 kW (460 HP) @ 7,000 rpm
The Touring Sciàdipersia Cabriolet is the open-top version of the four-seater Sciàdipersia, a coach-built Fuoriserie designed and manufactured by Touring Superleggera in Milan in very limited run. Only 15 examples between coupe and cabriolet will be built, exclusively on demand. The Sciàdipersia is based on a Maserati GranCabrio rolling chassis and the Maserati 4691 cc V8 engine produces 338 kW (460 HP) @ 7,000 rpm

When Touring's revered name was revived in 2009 its raison d'etre was, and remains, to re-introduce to the world the concept of the Fuoriserie – literally, "out of series" – for which the great Italian coachbuilders of the past were so famous. The Touring Sciàdipersia Cabriolet is the open-top version of the four-seater Sciàdipersia, a coach-built Fuoriserie designed and manufactured by Touring Superleggera in Milan in a very limited run. Only 15 examples between coupe and cabriolet will be built, exclusively on demand. The Sciàdipersia is based on a Maserati GranCabrio rolling chassis and the Maserati 4691 cc V8 engine produces 338 kW (460 HP) @ 7,000 rpm.

The Rimac C-Two was unveiled in Geneva in 2018, but its outrageous specifications have lost no wow factor. The C_Two is an all-electric beast capable of 258 mph (415 km/h) and (eventually) level four autonomous driving
The Rimac C-Two was unveiled in Geneva in 2018, but its outrageous specifications have lost no wow factor. The C_Two is an all-electric beast capable of 258 mph (415 km/h) and (eventually) level four autonomous driving

The Rimac C-Two was unveiled in Geneva in 2018, but its outrageous specifications have lost no wow factor and were continually flashed on the giant screen behind the company's poster car, the C-Two, which runs the same basic powertrain as Automobili Pininfarina's Battista. The C_Two is an all-electric beast capable of 258 mph (415 km/h) and (eventually) level four autonomous driving.

Bentley celebrated its 100th birthday last month (July, 2019) by developing the autonomous electric EXP 100 GT concept. It combines next-generation artificial intelligence with a 435-mile (700-km) electric range
Bentley celebrated its 100th birthday last month (July, 2019) by developing the autonomous electric EXP 100 GT concept. It combines next-generation artificial intelligence with a 435-mile (700-km) electric range

Bentley's Centenary was actually last month (July, 2019), but celebrations will extend across the entire year, and one of the highlights being shown around the world is the autonomous electric EXP 100 GT concept. It combines next-generation artificial intelligence with a 435-mile (700-km) electric range.

The Fenyr SuperSport is the latest HyperCar to be launched by W Motors, a limited edition with a production run of only 100 cars in addition to 10 “Fenyr SuperSport Launch Editions”. The Fenyr runs a 3.8 twin-turbo flat six, producing 800 hp and 980 Nm of torque, with a claimed 0-100 km/h time of just 2.8 seconds and top speed of 400 km/h
The Fenyr SuperSport is the latest HyperCar to be launched by W Motors, a limited edition with a production run of only 100 cars in addition to 10 “Fenyr SuperSport Launch Editions”. The Fenyr runs a 3.8 twin-turbo flat six, producing 800 hp and 980 Nm of torque, with a claimed 0-100 km/h time of just 2.8 seconds and top speed of 400 km/h

It's quite possible to come across supercars you might never have heard of while strolling The Quail. The Fenyr SuperSport is the latest HyperCar to be launched by W Motors, a limited edition with a production run of only 100 cars in addition to 10 "Fenyr SuperSport Launch Editions". The Fenyr runs a 3.8 twin-turbo flat six, producing 800 hp and 980 Nm (723 lb-ft) of torque, with a claimed 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of just 2.8 seconds and top speed of 400 km/h (249 mph).

This 1949 Mercury ICON Derelict EV is one of the most unique automobiles you'll ever see. On the outside it sports a 70-year-old body with original paint, but on the inside it has a custom four-wheel-independent Art Morrison chassis, electric rack-and-pinion power steering, two 150kW motors and a full Tesla performance battery pack
This 1949 Mercury ICON Derelict EV is one of the most unique automobiles you'll ever see. On the outside it sports a 70-year-old body with original paint, but on the inside it has a custom four-wheel-independent Art Morrison chassis, electric rack-and-pinion power steering, two 150kW motors and a full Tesla performance battery pack

Amongst all this splendor, it's still possible to see something that will stop you in your tracks. This 1949 Mercury ICON Derelict EV is one of the most unique automobiles you'll ever see. On the outside it sports a 70-year-old body with original paint, but on the inside it has a custom four-wheel-independent Art Morrison chassis, electric rack-and-pinion power steering, two 150-kW motors (that's a total of 400 hp and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque) and a full Tesla performance battery pack. The ultimate sleeper, it will top out at 120 mph (193 km/h).

The Award Winners

The Quail holds a concours too, though it is quite different to the Pebble Beach Concours that is the primary drawcard of the week, in that each car is judged by the owners of the other cars competing in the same class, and only one car in each class is awarded, and that award is simply "Best in Class."

Each year the car awarded "Best of Show" at The Quail gains a spot in the Peninsula Classics "Best of the Best Award" announced at Retromobile in Paris in February. Given The Quail and the "Best of the Best Award" are both Peninsula Classics events, it also means that the current de facto world championship concours car was on display.

Best-of-theBest

There was a constant cavalcade of people getting their picture taken with David Sydorick's 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta by Touring, and for good reason. After winning Best-of-Show at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Alfa won the Peninsula Classics Best-of-the-Best award in Paris in February (2019), then backed up to win at Villa D'Este in March (2019) and earn itself a second chance at the championship. It is already The world's most acclaimed concours car, and may not yet be finished with the silverware
There was a constant cavalcade of people getting their picture taken with David Sydorick's 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta by Touring, and for good reason. After winning Best-of-Show at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Alfa won the Peninsula Classics Best-of-the-Best award in Paris in February (2019), then backed up to win at Villa D'Este in March (2019) and earn itself a second chance at the championship. It is already The world's most acclaimed concours car, and may not yet be finished with the silverware

There was a constant cavalcade of people getting their picture taken with David Sydorick's 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta by Touring, and for good reason. After winning Best-of-Show at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Alfa won the Peninsula Classics Best-of-the-Best award in Paris in February (2019), then backed up to win at Villa D'Este in March (2019) and earn itself a second chance at the championship. It is already The world's most acclaimed concours car, and may not yet be finished with the silverware.

Best-of-Show

The 1931 Stutz DV 32 by Le Baron won the 2019 Rolex Best-ofShow at The Quail
The 1931 Stutz DV 32 by Le Baron won the 2019 Rolex Best-ofShow at The Quail

In 2019, "Best of Show" at The Quail was awarded to the above 1931 Stutz DV 32 Convertible Victoria by Le Baron, owned by Joseph & Margie Cassini of New Jersey. The Stutz beat out 250 quite spectacular competitors assembled on the fairways of Quail Lodge & Golf Club.

Spirit of The Quail

The "Spirit of the Quail" award went to this 1957 Ferrari 335S owned by Cavallino Investments of Ohio
The "Spirit of the Quail" award went to this 1957 Ferrari 335S owned by Cavallino Investments of Ohio

1957 Ferrari 335S | Owner: Cavallino Investments, Ohio

Octane Choice Award

The winner of the Octane Choice Award at the Quail was this 1952 Nash Healey Le Mans Prototype Racer owned by Jose Fernandez of Connecticut
The winner of the Octane Choice Award at the Quail was this 1952 Nash Healey Le Mans Prototype Racer owned by Jose Fernandez of Connecticut

1952 Nash Healey Le Mans Prototype Racer | Owner: Jose Fernandez, Connecticut

FIVA Award

The FIVA Award at The Quail in 2019 went to this 1931 Bentley 4-Litre owned by Terry & Darlene Larson of Arizona
The FIVA Award at The Quail in 2019 went to this 1931 Bentley 4-Litre owned by Terry & Darlene Larson of Arizona

1931 Bentley 4-Litre | Owner: Terry & Darlene Larson, Arizona

100 Years of Bentley Motors

The award for the "100 Years of Bentley Motor Cars" class at the Quail in 2019 went to this 1928 Bentley 4.5-Litre VDP Tourer owned by David McGirr of Connecticut
The award for the "100 Years of Bentley Motor Cars" class at the Quail in 2019 went to this 1928 Bentley 4.5-Litre VDP Tourer owned by David McGirr of Connecticut

1928 Bentley 4.5-Litre VDP Tourer | Owner: David McGirr, Connecticut

25th Anniversary of the McLaren F1

The winner of the "25th Anniversary of the McLaren F1" class was this 1996 McLaren F1 LM  owned by Frank Martin of Illinois
The winner of the "25th Anniversary of the McLaren F1" class was this 1996 McLaren F1 LM  owned by Frank Martin of Illinois

1996 McLaren F1 LM | Owner: Frank Martin – Illinois

A Tribute to the Electric Car Movement

This 1949 Mercury ICON Derelict EV is one of the most unique automobiles you'll ever see. On the outside it sports a 70-year-old body with original paint, but on the inside it has a custom four-wheel-independent Art Morrison chassis, electric rack-and-pinion power steering, two 150kW motors (that's a total 400 hp and 640NM of torque)and a full Tesla perfromance battery pack. The ultimate sleeper, it will top out at 120 mph
This 1949 Mercury ICON Derelict EV is one of the most unique automobiles you'll ever see. On the outside it sports a 70-year-old body with original paint, but on the inside it has a custom four-wheel-independent Art Morrison chassis, electric rack-and-pinion power steering, two 150kW motors (that's a total 400 hp and 640NM of torque)and a full Tesla perfromance battery pack. The ultimate sleeper, it will top out at 120 mph

1949 Mercury Coupe | Owner: M.C. – California

Custom Coachwork

This 1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC is owned by Barry Fitzgerald of Australia. The lines of the Jaguar have been carefully massaged by automotive builder and artist, Justin Hills
This 1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC is owned by Barry Fitzgerald of Australia. The lines of the Jaguar have been carefully massaged by automotive builder and artist, Justin Hills

1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC | Owner: Barry Fitzgerald – Australia

Sports and Racing Motorcycles

William E. "Chip" Connor's 1948 Vincent Black Lightning won the Sports and Racing Motorcycles class
William E. "Chip" Connor's 1948 Vincent Black Lightning won the Sports and Racing Motorcycles class

1948 Vincent Black Lightning | Owner: William E. Connor – Hong Kong

The Great Ferraris

The winner of "The Great Ferraris" class at the Quail in 2019 went to this 1958 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series I owned by Brendan Gallaher & Michel Stern of Wyoming
The winner of "The Great Ferraris" class at the Quail in 2019 went to this 1958 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series I owned by Brendan Gallaher & Michel Stern of Wyoming

1958 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series I | Owner: Brendan Gallaher & Michel Stern, Wyoming

Supercars

The winner of the Supercars class at The Quaill was this 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica owned by Malcolm Welford – California
The winner of the Supercars class at The Quaill was this 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica owned by Malcolm Welford – California

1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica | Owner: Malcolm Welford – California

Post-War Racing

The winner of the Post-War Racing class was this 1955 Porsche 550 owned by Nicolas Clemence of California
The winner of the Post-War Racing class was this 1955 Porsche 550 owned by Nicolas Clemence of California

1955 Porsche 550 | Owner: Nicolas Clemence – California

Post-War Sports 1961-1975

The winner of the Post-War Sports 1961-1975 class was this 1966 Cheetah Coupe owned by Mark & Veronica Boen of California
The winner of the Post-War Sports 1961-1975 class was this 1966 Cheetah Coupe owned by Mark & Veronica Boen of California

1966 Cheetah Coupe | Owner: Mark & Veronica Boen, California

Post-War Sports 1945-1960

An award-winning 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet at The Quail
An award-winning 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet at The Quail

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet | Owner: Marianne Plancke, Texas

Pre-War Sports & Racing Cars

The winner of the Pre-War Sports & Racing Cars class was this 1935 SSC Jaguar SS1 Coupe owned by Eduardo Zavala & Michelle Harris of Florida
The winner of the Pre-War Sports & Racing Cars class was this 1935 SSC Jaguar SS1 Coupe owned by Eduardo Zavala & Michelle Harris of Florida

1935 SSC Jaguar SS1 Coupe | Owner: Eduardo Zavala & Michelle Harris – Florida

Car Park Concours de Quailegance

1953 Aston Martin DB2 DHC | Owner: Jeffrey Long, Hawaii

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