The 2015 Quail Motorsports Gathering Roars into Carmel Valley, Calif.
Rare Ferraris and Porsches will be among the more than 200 automotive classics that will be shown on Friday, August 14, at the Quail, a Motorsports Gathering. As usual, the event—set on the lawn at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, Calif.—will feature a wide array of significant vehicles, though this year it will offer expanded hospitality options and a revamped food-and-beverage program.
Competition classes will include Coachbuilt Ferraris, the Long Tail Cars of Le Mans, and Iconic Pre-1965 Porsches. Among the entrants are a 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III, one of the most powerful cars of its time (and one of only 12 built), with a 400 hp V-12 engine and bodywork by Pininfarina. A 1969 Porsche 908/02 Flunder Langheck coupe will also be on display, with a long-tail design made for ultra high-speed endurance racing at Le Mans, Spa, and Monza.
Organized by Peninsula Signature Events, which is part of the Peninsula Hotels group, the Quail will have a broader lifestyle and culinary focus this year, with food pavilions inspired by cities where Peninsula hotels can be found, including Bangkok, Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, and Paris. A new hospitality suite, dubbed the Fairway Lounge, will be outfitted with cabanas and feature live entertainment, caviar service, and a tiki bar. Former Formula 1 driver Jochen Mass, who raced in the 1970s and 1980s, will be a featured guest at the event’s fireside chat series, as will former racing champions Derek and Justin Bell. (signatureevents.peninsula.com)