The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering at Monterey Car Week 2019

  [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33920"] Named for the golf lodge on whose lush grounds it is held, “The Quail” may very well be the most exclusive car event of the weekend. Tickets are three figures and sell out quickly after becoming available. Security is tight, though incredible food and celebrities are plentiful once inside. All that said, it’s obvious that Quail is enthusiast produced. Fireside chats with racing legends, car and concept reveals, e...

Event: Automobilia Monterey at Monterey Car Week 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34282"] This gathering of vendors in Seaside, CA is a great way to begin the week. Like so many Monterey activities, Audi is a bit of a niche topic at Automobilia, but if you take your time and dig through, you’ll find some gems. Most notable to us this year included a German market 1984 line-wide catalogue including Sport quattro, out-of-print Horch brand book, out-of-print Audi Sport customer racing yearbooks, and several Sport quattro ite...

Event: Concours d’Lemons at Monterey Car Week 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34273"] A show celebrating the “hooptie”-heavy 24 Hours of LEMONS racing series, this gathering in a Seaside, CA park shares off of the peculiar flavor of the racing series in car show format. Not surprisingly, series entrants are regulars here but simply being obscure will net you a spot on the lawn as evidenced by the second showing of that Auto Union 1000 SP that turned up at Legends of the Autobahn. Another unique aspect of this...

Event: Exotics on Broadway at Monterey Car Week 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34256"] A very different flavor than other Monterey events, “Exotics” is set up for a wanton show of wealth in a different form – mainly modern exotics, often modified and driven by super car rallyists. Throw in ample “carparazzi” photographers and kids simply seeking flaming-belching exhaust snaps for Instagram, and it becomes quickly apparent how diverse the world of expensive automobiles can be. Exotics moved from Monterey...

Event: Legends of the Autobahn at Monterey Car Week 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34237"] If Quail represents the factory side of the brand, Legends is the club and enthusiast focus. For Monterey Car Week, it represents a more approachable concours not just to attend, but also participate. That’s not just lip service. Audi-owner winners ranged from a rare Auto Union 1000 SP to a more contemporary and exotic R8 plus, and even a more daily driven Q5. Legends is run in part by Audi Club, BMW Car Club of America, and M...

Event: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance at Monterey Car Week 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34108"] If there is a keystone to Monterey Car Week, then that must be the Pebble Beach Concours. This iconic golf club opens its greens promptly at sunrise for the most ardent and motivated (some say spiritual) - the aptly dubbed “Dawn Patrol”. This mix witnesses these most incredible cars apparitionally appearing out of the morning marine layer fog before it burns off and ushers in the sizable crowds who flock to the event throughout the...

Event: Rolex Motorsports Reunion at Monterey Car Week 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33927"] Held at the legendary Laguna Seca raceway, the “Monterey Historics” is the event for motorsports enthusiasts. It is a celebration of all things racing, and that’s obvious from walking the paddock or spotting what’s on track. Many vendors line the vendor row, while other special displays like Bring A Trailer’s “Family Reunion” can also be found on the Laguna Seca’s grounds. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full"...