The 2012 edition of the Quail Motorsports Gathering will be staged Friday, August 17th at the Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel, California. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, the “Quail” will again offer interesting and important automobiles and motorcycles displayed in an intimate garden-party setting.
“Since its founding 10 years ago, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has stayed true to its vision of celebrating the extraordinary heritage of our automobile industry in an intimate fashion with a truly exceptional collection of impressive cars and motorcycles and camaraderie among automobile enthusiasts, collectors, hobbyists and friends,” said the Quail’s founder, The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited.
“As we celebrate our 10th anniversary this year, I would especially like to thank all of our generous sponsors for their unwavering support in helping us redefine automobile gatherings, and – more meaningfully – to help us raise funds for many local and national charities over the years, namely the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation, CASA of Monterey County, Rancho Cielo, Naval Post Graduate School Foundation and the American Red Cross, Monterey Bay Area Chapter,” continued Kadoorie.
Debuting at the Monterey Car Week in 2003, The Quail quickly grew to be one of the top celebrations of the motoring lifestyle, with admission limited to only 3,000 attendees. The 2012 Quail Motorsports Gathering will pay tribute to Pre-War Alfa Romeos, the 50th Anniversary of Iso Automobili, Sports and Racing Motorcycles, and will introduce the Revolutionary Designs and FIVA Preservation Classes.
Rare automobiles and motorcycles also will be on exhibit from leading collectors, including William E. Connor II’s 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Spyder, one of the most beautiful pre-war motorcars in the world. The Quail’s Fireside Chat speaker series will return and will feature industry luminaries, including author and former managing director and designer of Iso Rivolta, Piero Rivolta, and journalist Winston Goodfellow.
“Each year we strive to feature iconic cars and guest speakers that truly capture the spirit of the event that our attendees have come to look forward to and cherish as they journey from around the world to The Quail,” said Gordon McCall, co-founder of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. “To celebrate our first decade, we’re excited to showcase our first “Best of Show” winner from 2003, William E. Connor II’s 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Spyder, and feature that beloved car on our commemorative 10th Anniversary poster.”
Tickets to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering are $450 per person ($100 for children 12 and under) and include admission to the event, wine tasting, fine cuisine, a collectible poster and magazine, live musical entertainment and parking.
On May 5, 2012, the Quail’s sister event, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, will offer motorcycle enthusiasts to view some of the finest pre- and post-war sports and racing bikes at Quail Lodge Golf Club. Tickets for the day-long event are $65 per adult ($15 for children 12 and under) and include admission, an All-American barbeque lunch and live musical entertainment.
For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.quaillodgetickets.com.
[Source: Quail Motorsports Gathering]