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SOURCE The Peninsula Signature Events
Rock 'n' Roll Category Announced; 1938 Talbot-Lago 150C SS and 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 on Display; Highly-coveted 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for sale
CARMEL, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hailed as one of the car world's most anticipated concours events, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, presented by The Peninsula Signature Events, will take place on Friday, August 15, 2014, on the meticulously manicured lawn of Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley. Sir Jackie Stewart, three-time World Drivers' Championship winner will share insights from his racing career in the 1960's and 1970's during the Fireside Chat. With his 27 Formula 1 Grand Prix victories from only 99 starts, Stewart held the record for the most wins by a Formula 1 driver for 14 years, and the record for most wins by a British Formula 1 driver for 19 years. In unprecedented form, The Quail 2014 will bring together iconic motor vehicles with renowned musicians for the Rock 'n' Roll themed category. Legendary drummer, Nick Mason, who has been a member of Pink Floyd throughout their entire career spanning over four decades, will be on stage in a different way, as the honorary Fireside Chat guest discussing his penchant for fine automobiles and explaining the thoughtful connection between music and cars. Joining him will be Neal Schon, legendary guitarist, songwriter and vocalist best known for his time playing with Santana and co-founding Journey, to share his love for both fast music and fast cars.
One of the most prestigious events during the famed Monterey Car Week, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering will feature more than 200 fine motorcars on display. The event has grown to be the crown jewel of Monterey Car Week and one of the most intimate gatherings celebrating the finer things in life. Ticketholders enjoy unparalleled access to a rare array of the automobiles from around the world, together with world-class cuisine, wine and spirits, all presented on the plush green grasses of Quail Lodge & Golf Club.
The featured themes for the 12th annual The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering will include the 100th Anniversary of Maserati, Competition Mustangs, A Tribute to India and Rock 'n' Roll. Traditional Classes to be featured include: Pre-War Sports and Racing, Post-War Sports, Post-War Racing, Super Cars, The Great Ferraris and Sports and Racing Motorcycles. In the Pre-War Sports category, the 1938 Talbot-Lago 150C SS will be highlighted. A 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1, will be on display as part of the category of The Great Ferraris.
The 2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction will be held in conjunction with The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, August 15 at 9AM with preview days August 13 and 14 from 9AM – 6PM. Last year, Bonhams shattered multiple world records by auctioning off $32.7 million in automobiles. Featuring an impressive array of historically significant motorcars and automobilia, the auction gives guests the opportunity to purchase from some of the best motoring collections in the world. This year, one of the world's rarest vehicles, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO will be at auction. With only 39 of these vehicles ever built, the GTO is expected to become the most valuable automobile ever sold at auction.
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