Out of all the events held during Monterey Car Week, The Quail was by far the my favorite. If you don’t mind feeling like a peasant amongst all the wealthy (tickets cost do $600), you can spend a couple of hours surrounded by some of the rarest and most exclusive cars on the planet.
Sometimes I just have to wonder how somebody could let a particular car go, and then I remember that I’ve never seen more than four figures on a check written to my name. But now the only remaining Ford GT40 Roadster is for sale, and I’m not sure anything short of a fortune would settle it this time.
This week, California will host some of the most incredible cars you can think of—or, not think of, if you lose your mind while there. We’ve heard it’s a thing. There are plenty of events to come, but one of the most extravagant already went down. If you couldn’t lose your mind in person, these photos can help.
The reason why there’s an “almost” in the headline is because there may be a smattering of you out there that have been to the Quail, the greatest car show in the world. But the next best thing is the parking lot to the Quail. Porsche 918s, Ferraris, even a vintage Lancia. Come check it out with us.
I know our Raphael Orlove loves cars. I know they affect him in ways even I sometimes struggle to understand. So when I sent him to The Quail – a place where you’ll see four Ferrari F50s just hanging out – I knew he’d react. I just didn’t expect this to happen.
Sometimes, in life, you walk onto a golf course lawn and find four Ferrari F50s parked next to each other.
Spyker says they designed the Spyder version in a matter of weeks. It doesn't look that way. It's stunning.
The wraps just came off the BMW M4 here at The Quail. It really looks great in person, even the Bimmerangs on the side.
The Quail is one of the most exclusive events of the entire Pebble Beach car week. Formally called "The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering," a veritable cornucopia of the greatest cars in the world hold down the lawn on the Quail Lodge golf course while insanely rich people in ridiculous hats gawk at them.
For dirt-poor gearheads with a penchant for the unloved and inexpensive as well as a passion for history, craftsmanship, design and wonderful noises, scoring a chance to hit the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and its attendant and ancillary events is like being handed a golden ticket to an automotive fantasyland…
Bumbeck put on his special polo shirt and we headed off from Santa Nella this morning in the hope of taking in the full experience of the Quail — a show which we snuck into last year. Sadly, we were once again denied entry into toffish society, causing Bumbeck to quip, "Well we shan't waste our time here then." Still,…