The Quail Motorsports Gathering - Click above for a high-res image gallery

The highlight of the Monterey weekend might be the Pebble Beach Concours, but perhaps our favorite event is the gathering of exceptional automobiles at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley. The exclusive car show focuses on quality rather quantity, and we could probably spend days going through every one of the entrants in detail. Sadly we don't have time to spotlight each car, but we did pick out a few favorites. In the supercars category, a silver McLaren F1 immediately caught our eye despite a design that's nearly 20 years old. There were dozens of stunning Ferraris including a pair of Ferrari 250 GTOs, a 250 GT California, a beautiful 275 GTB/C Berlinetta, and plenty more. In the Pre-War Sports & Racing class a 1937 Bugatti Type 57S was exceptionally elegant as was a Delahaye 135 M from the same year. We had a tough time pulling ourselves away from the BMW class that celebrated the 30th anniversary of their motorsport division. Each of the cars including a 1980 M1, a Z4 race car, and a '57 Isetta 300 were all in pristine condition. Finally, a 1936 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B owned by Robert M. Lee was deserving of the Best of Show award it received at the end of the day. Check out all of the wonderful cars in the high-res gallery below.

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