“The Quail – A Motorports Gathering” sounds right up our alley. Magnificent setting on a manicured golf course in front of purple mountain majesty and fruited plains; epicurean dining; selection of cars curated by interesting people. It costs $600, twice the price of Pebble Beach.
*Car & Driver* shot over 50 cars in this elegant esplanade. Below are our favorite twenty-one.
The following are our favorite 12 cars included in Car & Driver’s coverage. To see their entire portfolio, click on Car & Driver. Special classes for 2015 were pre-1965 Porsches, coachbuilt Ferraris, and the long-tail cars of LeMans. They join the traditional classes of prewar sports and racing, postwar sports, postwar racing, supercars, great Ferraris, and sports and racing motorcycles.
#1 above: 1955 Osca MT4, its first show was the Turin Auto Show in 1955.
#2 Only ten examples of Ferrari’s 275 GTB/4 NART Spider were built. This is one of them.
#3 Ferrari’s Superamerica Series III basks in the sunshine of your love.
#4 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica that I like even better
#5 Big Healey looking triumphant.
#6 The Ferrari 512S racers fought the Porsche 917s in the Battle of the Titans in the 1970 Le Mans.
#7 Jaguar XJR-S “open for business”
#8 1964 Cobra 289 – anyone see Carroll around?
#9 Delahaye Type 145 was driven by Rene Dreyfus won a million-franc prize offered by the Automobile Club of France for besting an Italian-held speed record on the Autodrome de Montlhery at 91 mph.
#10 Bugatti Type 35
#11 1964 Alfa TZ-1 and #12 ASA 1000 GT hanging out.
# 13 Opposites attract: from 1950: a grimacing torpedo called the Cisitalia Abarth 204-A Spyder Corsa. #14 from 1961: the flowing Cooper Monaco.
#15 Lamborghini 400GT
#16 1955 Osca MT4 is a tiny bantam of a car, but with Stirling Moss and Bill Lloyd won Sebring in 1954.
#17 Dinos celebrating their elevation to the pantheon of most celebrated Ferrari at one of the most prestigious show.
#18 1964 Ferrari Superfast Spyder Americano
#19 For sheer thrill you can’t do better than the Bizzarrini A3/C Corsa first shown in the 1964 Geneva Auto Show.
#20 You can’t go wrong when you make a 1968 Alfa Romeo Tip 33 Stradale best in show! #21 the yellow 1967 Fiat Dino sure doesn’t take a back seat to anyone.
#21 1949 Jaguar XK120