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The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering Weekly Preview

70 Years Of The Iconic Porsche 365:

The name Porsche has become synonymous over the decades with high performance sports cars and iconic design. Seven decades ago in the small village of Gmünd, Austria, the first car to bear the Porsche name was born. The Porsche 356/1 Roadster was powered by a 1.1-liter air-cooled flat-four engine from Volkswagen. The engine’s power was increased to 35 horsepower for the 356 which enabled a top speed of 83 mph.

In the years that followed, numerous iterations of the 356 would evolve into icons. From the Speedster to the Continental, the rear-engine rear-wheel-drive 356 gained a reputation for lively handling, dynamic capability, and revolutionary style. This year at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering more than 20 Porsche 356s will grace the lawn to celebrate 70 years of Ferry Porsche’s dream.

“I looked around and could not find quite the car I dreamed of. So I decided to build it myself.” – Ferry Porsche

Sir Jackie Stewart:

Sir Jackie Stewart will be attending The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering this year as a guest of Rolex. He won the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco three times between 1966 and 1973. Nicknamed the “Flying Scot,” he is considered one of the greatest drivers ever to set foot in a Formula 1 car. Off the track, he became a passionate advocate of driver safety in motorsport.

“The Quail is very special. It’s intimate, it has style and the collection of cars is more diverse than even Pebble Beach,” said Stewart. “Every year I see cars that I have never seen before and in such a relaxed and spacious setting, you really are able to admire them up close alongside true motoring enthusiasts and specialists. Rolex’s involvement just adds to the event’s unique charm. Everybody wants to be here.”

Culinary Spotlight- Local Wine at The Quail:

In addition to the delicious culinary offerings at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering several local wineries will be offering their vintages to attendees. Talbott Vineyards was established in 1982 when Robb Talbott planted his original Diamond T Estate vineyard in the Carmel Valley. Talbott Logan Pinot Noir and Talbott Logan Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay will both be available at The Quail. Cambiata Pinot Noir and Albarino, J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay and Seven Oaks Cabernet, as well as offerings from Bernardus will be featured at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

Fireside Chat Series at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

Recognized as one of the most highly influential international events during the historic Monterey Car Week, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, today announced its lineup of speakers for its annual Fireside Chat Series taking place throughout the day on August 24, 2018. Each year, the Fireside Chat Series welcomes special guests—ranging from racecar drivers to fashion designers to automotive restoration experts—to the main stage at Quail Lodge & Golf Club to discuss their passions for vintage and racing motorcars, as well as their personal journeys.

This year will be highlighted by road racing legend and Rolex Testimonee, Scott Pruett, who will share his fervent advocacy for the motorsports hobby. Pruett began his racing career at eight years old and recently retired after 50 years on the track. With 60 sportscar race wins, five Rolex 24 victories and a class win at Le Mans under his belt, Pruett now focuses on making award-winning wines.

In addition to the above icon, The Quail will welcome two dignitaries of the fashion world, Laura Brown and Tamara Mellon, to lead the panel “Fashion in the Fast Lane,” which will explore the parallels between fashion and the automotive industry. Over her career, Brown has served as the executive director of Harper’s Bazaar and is currently the editor in chief of InStyle Magazine, while Mellon is an esteemed luxury women’s shoe designer, and most recently acts as co-founder and CCO of her namesake direct-to-consumer label.

“Since its inception, our Fireside Chat Series has become a significant fixture and much-anticipated tradition at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering,” said Director of Motorsports for The Peninsula Signature Events Gordon McCall. “This year, each special guest will bring a valuable and unique story to the table. There will truly be something for everyone to listen to and enjoy.”

Guests of The Quail will have the opportunity to witness the Fireside Chat Series throughout the day at the event. Although the event is sold out, individuals who have missed the opportunity to purchase tickets may submit a waitlist request online. Other premium options for admission includeThe Quail Helicopter Ticket and The Quail Charitable Patron Ticket, which are still available for purchase. For more information about these ticket options, please click here.