Friday, August 17, 2012 10:00am - 4:00pm
For ten days each August, connoisseurs and enthusiasts from around the world converge on the Monterey Peninsula to celebrate the ultimate in automotive design, engineering and camaraderie among fellow aficionados. The crown jewel in a whirlwind of events is The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Since its inception, it has combined a lush setting in a golf course nestled against the Santa Lucia mountain range with exceptional cuisine and the finest examples of vintage sporting automobiles seen during the week. Sponsors provide the cream of today’s luxury cars to be sampled by guests on local roads, and those who wish, can also test their mettle on the Land Rover Experience Driving School off-road course. The event’s worldwide reputation is confirmed by its inclusion in the Louis Vuitton Classic Concours Award, a competition where the luxury goods maker chooses one car each year from the Best of Show winners at The Quail, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the Cavallino Classic and the Concorso D’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
The Quail is thrilled to announce four of the featured themes for 2012:
- 50th Anniversary of Iso Automobili
As always, we will continue the tradition of The Great Ferraris along with Pre and Post-War Sports, Pre and Post-War Racing and Super Cars, plus a few surprises.
The Quail’s reputation is based on being much more than a conventional Concours. The Quail Lodge is a stone’s throw from the headquarters of the world’s largest producer of organic produce and is a neighbor of several of California’s leading wineries. The area is also known for artisan cheeses and other gourmet specialties. Drawing on these resources, the Quail Lodge culinary team creates a lavish feast that transcends mere gourmet food and wine and includes martini and tequila bars, espresso counters, gelaterias and other unexpected epicurean delights.
Concurrent with The Quail, Bonhams will conduct a two day, multifaceted auction, in an adjoining structure, featuring fine jewelry, watches, automobilia and an exceptional selection of historically significant automobiles.
With a limited number of tickets available, the Quail provides an unequalled lifestyle experience that combines landmark automobiles, a culinary presentation able to please the most demanding palate, a setting contrasting rolling green lawns and rugged mountain peaks and the renewing of old friendships and the making of new ones in an incomparable atmosphere of serenity, luxury and exclusivity.
We invite you to join us for this year’s seventh edition of The Quail and hope you become part of our tradition.