The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2014
You may think that shelling out 500 bucks for a car show is way too much, and maybe you’re right. But if you’re an automobile or motorcycle enthusiast, then The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering is more than just a car show; it’s one of the greatest events you’ll ever attend in your life – period.

Now in its 12th year, The Quail Lodge has done this event long enough to know what works and what doesn’t, and this year’s gathering was nothing short of spectacular! But just for a second, let’s put aside all the free flowing champagne, fresh oysters, bourbon tasting, overhead aerial plane acrobatics, racing legends, live music, iconic rock stars, television and sports celebrities, and what are you left with? Oh yeah, only the most stunningly beautiful and fascinating cars and motorcycles on the planet.

This year’s event took place on Friday, August 15, and featured: the 100th Anniversary of Maserati, Competition Mustangs, A Tribute to India, Rock and Roll legends, Pre and Post-War Sports and Racing, Super Cars, The Great Ferraris, and Sport and Racing Motorcycles.

Also on display were some automobile treasures from the Petersen Museum, most notably this 1957 Jaguar XKSS, which was at one point in its life, lovingly thrashed around L.A by the “King of Cool” himself, Steve McQueen.

With so much to look at it’s hard to focus on any one particular car for too long. But take your time, stroll around and talk to some of the owners and fabricators with cars on display. One of the best things about this event is the friendly and social atmosphere shared by spectators and owners alike. You might even get to shake hands with the likes of Formula 1 racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart, who was on site to share racing stories, experiences with fellow drivers, and even a little marriage advice.

Of course, we had our favorites, like the beautiful Porsches on display, including some amazing builds from Singer and the 918 Spyder prototype, the competition Mustangs with their taped up headlights, the BMW i8, the Lamborghini Huracan, the 1948 Jaguar Completely Coach Built for James Hetfield (yeah, the Metallica guy) and the long line of pristine red Ferraris adorning the green manicured sod near the lodge.

Best of Show went home with Tom and Gwen Price from California, and their 1938 Talbot-Lago T-150 C SS.

To say the least, we were blown away by this event, if you have the means, we highly recommend attending next year. It is so choice.

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