September 22, 2011 @ 10:00 am
by mego

So maybe you aren’t sold on dropping a million dollars on a car that doesn’t have a history. Maybe you’d rather have something with a bit of character. Something that JFK or his son drove, or Elizabeth Taylor took a ride in.

If so, The Quails, A Motorsports Gathering is for you. It’s an annual event, that takes place in Carmel, for fans of vintage Ferraris, Land Rovers, Alfa Romeos, Talbots, Jaguars, Paganis and more. You’ll be able to peruse the dozens of cars available and bid for your own at the Bonhams & Butterfields auctions.

Here’s a description of the event from the Quail website:

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.

Click here for a full gallery of cars shown at this year’s event.



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