Attended by 6,000 people from around the world, The Quail, an automotive lifestyle event welcoming icons was assembled on the scenic fairways of Quail Lodge & Golf Club for the show’s culminating awards ceremony.

This year’s event was headlined by three special classes. The first of these, “100 Years of Bentley Motors,” paid tribute to legendary vehicles from throughout Bentley’s history including the North American debut of the EXP 100 GT concept car and the Flying Spur sedan. The second special class, “The 25th Anniversary of the McLaren F1,” also celebrated a historic milestone. In this case, a quarter-century of the legendary McLaren supercar was celebrated with a selection of standout models including a one-of-10 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail. Additionally, the “A Tribute to the Electric Car Movement” special class showcased unique electric cars throughout history including a unique 1965 Volkswagen Beetle Zelectric Sedan electric car prototype.

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Throughout the show, guests enjoyed in-depth discussions with industry leaders during the Fireside Chat panel series. Headliners included two-time Monaco Grand Prix winner and 2015 FIA World Endurance Champion Mark Webber moderated by Philip Kadoorie and automotive influencer, and social media entertainer Alex Hirschi, also known as Supercar Blondie moderated by automotive journalist Hannah Elliott.

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The event played host to more than 11 major vehicle debuts and anniversary celebrations from revered manufacturers and sponsors including Lotus Cars, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Bentley Motors, Acura, Pagani Automobili, Singer Vehicle Design and Drako Motors. In addition, nine manufacturers hosted press conferences at the event to announce new products or company news including Lotus Cars, Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Acura, Bentley Motors, Automobili Lamborghini, Bugatti, SSC North America, and Drako Motors.

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“Our 17th annual event has been an incredible success,” said Gordon McCall, Director of Motorsports for The Peninsula Signature Events. “Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the world-class guests at our panels, the beautiful atmosphere and, most of all, the enthusiasm and love of our amazing automotive community, this event has continued to grow and improve year after year. We already can’t wait to see what 2020 brings!”

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~ Award Winners ~

1931 Stutz DV 32 Convertible by Le Baron wan an award at The Quail automotive Event

Rolex Circle of Champions | “Best of Show”
1931 Stutz DV 32 Convertible Victoria by Le Baron
OWNER: Joseph & Margie Cassini – New Jersey

1957 Ferrari 335S, Award winner of The Quail automotive Event

Spirit of The Quail
1957 Ferrari 335S
OWNER: Cavallino Investments – Ohio

1952 Nash Healey Le Mans Prototype Racer, wan an award at The Quail automotive Event

Octane Choice
1952 Nash Healey Le Mans Prototype Racer
OWNER: Jose Fernandez – Connecticut

1931 Bentley 4-Litre wan an award at The Quail automotive Event

FIVA
1931 Bentley 4-Litre
OWNER: Terry & Darlene Larson – Arizona

1928 Bentley 4.5-Litre VDP Tourer wan an award at The Quail automotive Event

100 Years of Bentley Motors
1928 Bentley 4.5-Litre VDP Tourer
Owner: David McGirr – Connecticut

1996 McLaren F1 LM wan an award atThe Quail automotive Event

25th Anniversary of the McLaren F1
1996 McLaren F1 LM
Owner: Frank Martin – Illinois

1949 Mercury Coupe wan an award at The Quail automotive Event

A Tribute to the Electric Car Movement
1949 Mercury Coupe
OWNER: M.C. – California

1948 Vincent Black Lighting motorcycle wan an award at The Quail automotive Event

Sports and Racing Motorcycles
1948 Vincent Black Lightning
OWNER: William E. Connor – Hong Kong

1976 Lamborghin Countach LP400 Perisopica wan an award atThe Quail automotive Event

Supercars
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica
OWNER: Malcolm Welford – California

1955 Porsche 550 wan an award at The Quail automotive Event

Post-War Racing
1955 Porsche 550
OWNER: Nicolas Clemence – California

1966 Cheetah Coupe wan an award at The Quail automotive Event

Post-War Sports 1961-1975
1966 Cheetah Coupe
OWNER: Mark & Veronica Boen – California

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Cabriolet wan an award at The Quail automotive Event

Post-War Sports 1945-1960
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet
OWNER: Marianne Plancke – Texas

Pre-War Sports & Racing Cars
1935 Swallow Sidecar and Coachbuilding Company Jaguar SS1 Coupe
OWNER: Eduardo Zavala & Michelle Harris – Florida

Car Park Concours de Quailegance
1953 Aston Martin DB2 DHC
OWNER: Jeffrey Long – Hawaii

The Great Ferraris
1958 Ferrari 250GT PF Cabriolet Series 1
OWNER: Brendan Gallaher & Michel Stern – Wyoming

Custom Coachwork
1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC
OWNER: Barry Fitzgerald – Australia

Next year’s show is scheduled for Friday, August 14, 2020. To learn more, please visit the event website, and follow the action on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.