On August 19, 2022 - The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering began. It was clear during the late evening and early morning event setup that The Quail would continue it's tradition of competition and community among automotive fans the world over. The traffic before, and during the event, was awash with beauty and colorful vehicles of all kinds, in addition to the countless suspense-inducing covered trailers carrying vehicles for debut and competition. The beautiful Pebble Beach, Monterey and Carmel-By-The-Sea landscapes certainly didn't hurt either.
As is typical for the Quail, a myriad of cars took over the area, for all motorsports enthusiasts, collectors, tuners, and competitors from everywhere to appreciate and enjoy. This year was an even more diverse collection of vintage cars, restomods, custom builds, and of course well-known manufacturers showing their latest than ever before. Whatever aspects of the automotive world you enjoy, from vintage and historically important vehicles, an unmatched variety of motorcycles, and art concepts, to the displays of incredible technical and engineering innovation; there was a lot to experience for everyone and a refreshing return.
This year, Tom Clarke was at the event for more than a good time. Tommy and the entire team were looking forward to the reveal of the Gunther Werks "Project Tornado" Porsche 993 GT2 RS. Everyone was excited to spend time with the Gunther Werks team face-to-face to connect and debut this incredible restomod build.
The tireless efforts of the Gunther Werks and an incredible build team, to continue their incredible streak of fantastic Porsche restomods, culminated in the official debut of the "Project Tornado" Porsche 993 GT2 RS, at The Quail and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Tom Clarke was proud to be present at the release, since he put his own Gunther Werks Turbo in the making prior to the event. All the respective members of the Gunther Werks, Rothsport Racing and Tommy Cars teams could not be happier with the results.
I couldn't be happier to see this dream build brought to life, bringing smiles, inspiration, excitement, and surprise to the faces of the people at the event and learning more about the car afterwards. The enjoyment of seeing the "Project Tornado" Porsche 993 finally giving to others the same feelings that have always been the root of my love for cars is rewarding in its own right.
This remastered Porsche 993 raises the bar for any restomod project, with the Gunther Werks teams' masterful use carbon fiber for the entire body, cockpit, steering wheel (and much more), and brilliant engineering and design, meeting flawlessly with a Rothsport Racing 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine providing up to 700 horsepower built by Jeff Gamroth and team. This build leaves no question that undeniable beauty and super car performance can come in the very same car.
This year, the Quail sported 19 model debuts, 217 competition entrants in both traditional and special theme categories, mansion and garden parties, as well as fantastic array of innovative new and veteran vendors new, and even broader EV presence than years before.
This year at The Quail, fans witnessed a wide variety of model debuts from their favorite manufacturers and builders as well as some special reveals of concept designs and unique restomods.
A spectacular range of winners at this year's Quail left car collectors and enthusiasts of all types in awe. While the winners were clearly exceptional in their classes, we believe this year was a special year for inspiring new entrants and enthusiasts both this year and future years.
The Quail has a unique system for the judging of entries where class winners are chosen by entrants in that class, and Best of Show is chosen by all entrants participating in the event
For more details about The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in 2022, review the following resources provided by the quail for the event:
This year's The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering was exemplified the very spirit of The Quail, and was made extra special with the Gunther Werks Turbo release, one of which is commissioned by Tom Clarke of Tommy Cars. We look forward to the future of automotive events like The Quail and seeing the innovation of new cars while always showing respect for, paying homage to, and being inspired by the proven, time-honored vehicles of the past.