The Quail 2024: Rally Cars and Iconic Anniversaries

More than 200 of the world’s finest cars will take over the greens at Carmel’s The Quail Golf Club on Friday, August 16, for the 21st annual The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. As a highlight of Monterey Car Week, this event will feature an elegant garden party that is both family- and pet-friendly, highlighted by five gourmet culinary pavilions, music, and live entertainment.

In addition to the featured and traditional classes spread across The Quail’s pristine greens, more than a dozen of the world’s most renowned automakers will host vehicle unveilings, showcasing unique models from the past, present, and future.

The Quail 2024: Rally Cars and Iconic Anniversaries

Featured Classes for 2024
This year’s celebration will highlight four featured classes:

Tribute to World Rally Cars: The World Rally Championship, second only to Formula 1 in terms of longevity among FIA racing series, began in 1973. It remains one of the most challenging motorsport feats, with events covering a variety of surfaces including gravel, tarmac, snow, and ice. Notable cars on display include:

  • 1983 Lancia Abarth 037: Driven by Walter Röhrl, this car won the 1983 Monte Carlo Rally and the championship, marking the last rear-wheel drive victory.
  • 1986 Lancia Delta S4: Achieved first- and second-place finishes at the 1985 RAC Rally and won the Monte Carlo Rally with Henri Toivonen.

30th Anniversary of Koenigsegg Automotive: Founded by Christian von Koenigsegg in 1994, Koenigsegg has produced some of the fastest and most technologically advanced vehicles. Standout models include:

  • 2005 Koenigsegg CCR: The only CCR and earliest Koenigsegg in North America.
  • 2007 Koenigsegg CCGT GT1 Competition Coupé: The only race car built by the Swedish marque.

50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911 Turbo (930): Introduced in 1975, the Porsche 911 Turbo redefined sports cars and became the fastest German production car. Notable models include:

  • 1975 Porsche 911 Turbo: Among the first 30 produced worldwide and the second imported to France.
  • 1975 Porsche 911 Turbo: The only example built without the iconic “whale tail” rear spoiler.

100 Years of MG: British automotive icon MG, founded in the 1920s, helped define the modern sports car. Celebrating its centennial are:

  • 1937 MG SA Reinbolt and Christé: The only surviving example with custom coachwork by Carrosserie Reinbolt & Christé.
  • 1949 MG TC: Driven by Carroll Shelby to his first road racing victory.

Traditional Classes and More
Keeping with tradition, this year’s featured classes will complement familiar ones, including Pre- and Post-War Sports and Racing Cars, The Great Ferraris, Custom Coachwork, The Evolution of the Supercar, and Sports and Racing Motorcycles.

“We are honored to embark on our third decade hosting one of the world’s most distinguished motorsports celebrations,” said Kai Lermen, managing director of The Quail Golf Club. “The Peninsula Signature Events team looks forward to celebrating iconic automotive anniversaries with Porsche, Koenigsegg, and MG, and welcoming World Rally Cars to The Quail, along with our valued guests and sponsors.”

For more information on The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, visit The Quail’s website or call (831) 620-8879.

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