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The Quail 2022 Recap - Project Tornado Reveal, Debuts, Reveals, Winners, and More

Gunther Werks “Project Tornado” Porsche 993

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A Beautiful Beginning

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.

Gunther Werks "Project Tornado" Porsche 993 Reveal

Gunther Werks Project Tornado Porsche 993 GT2 RS
Gunther Werks debuted their Porsche 993 GT2 RS "Project Tornado"

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.

View the Gunther Werks “Project Tornado” Porsche 993 Build Page for more photos and information.

Summary of Model Debuts, Reveals, Competition

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.

Model Debuts & Reveals

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.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche debuted the all-new 911 GT3 RS; Photo Courtesy of The Quail
Bugatti W16 Mistral
Bugatti revealed the W16 Mistral; Photo Courtesy of The Quail
Lamborghini Urus Performante
Lamborghini debuted the Urus Performante; Photo Courtesy of The Quail
2022 Koenigsegg CC850 Reveal
Koenigsegg revealed 2022 CC850; Photo Courtesy of The Quail / Kahn Media
Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder
Maserati revealed the new MC20 Cielo Spyder; Photo Courtesy of The Quail
McLaren Solus GT
McLaren revealed the Solus GT track car; Photo Courtesy of The Quail
Lucid Motors Air Sapphire
Lucid Motors debuted the all-new Air Sapphire; Photo Courtesy of The Quail
Delorean Alpha5
Delorean debuted the all-new Alpha5; Photo Courtesy of Delorean
Czinger 21C V Max
Czinger debuted the new 21C V Max; Photo Courtesy of The Quail
2022 Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster
Hennessey revealed the Venom F5 Convertible Roadster
Meyers Manx EV 2.0
Meyers Manx debuted their 2.0 Electric; Photo Courtesy of Meyers Manx

Concept Cars

Lincoln L100 Concept Car
Lincoln revealed the L100 concept; Photo Courtesy of Lincoln
Audi Skysphere Concept Car
Audi revealed the Skysphere concept; Photo Courtesy of Audi

US Debuts

Kia 2023 EV6 GT
Kia debuted the 2023 EV6 GT to the US; Photo Courtesy of Kia
Rimac Nevera
Rimac debuted Nevera for US production

Competition & Winners

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.

Show Awards

  • Rolex Best of Show
    Winner: 1956 Jaguar D-Type, owned by William Pope
  • Spirit of The Quail Award
    Winner: 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Bertone Sprint Coupe by Dick Mcclure of California
  • Hagerty Drivers Foundation Award
    Winner: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona by Stefano Natoli of California
  • Octane Editor’s Choice Award
    Winner: 1959 Citroën Squall Prototype 'The French BAT' by Thomas Hale of Connecticut
  • ArtCenter College of Design Award
    Winner: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette by Mike Vietro of California
  • 50th Anniversary of the BMW M Division
    Winner: 1980 BMW M1 by Benjamin Clymer of New York
  • All Things MINI Cooper
    Winner: 1965 Austin Mini Cooper 'S' by Eric Breslow of Nevada
  • 70 Years of Jaguar and their Wins at Le Mans
    Winner: 1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy by Mark Miller of California
  • Concours d'Quailegance - Car Park Award
    Winner: 1967 Oilstainlab 'Half11' by Iliya and Nikita Bridan of Canada

Traditional Classes

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

  • Pre-War Sports and Racing Cars
    Winner: 1929 Rolls Royce by The Honorable Sir Michael Kadoorie of Hong Kong
  • Post-War Racing Cars
    Winner: 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ by David Eichenbaum of Florida
  • Post-War Sports Cars 1945 - 1960
    Winner: 1956 Maserati A6G Zagato by David Smith of Washington
  • Post-War Sports Cars 1961 - 1975
    Winner: 1964 ATS 2500 GTS by Stephen Bell of Colorado
  • The Evolution of the Supercar
    Winner: 1995 Bugatti EB110SS by Allegra Collection, Carlos DeQuesada of Connecticut
  • The Great Ferraris
    Winner: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona by Mike Regalia of California
  • Custom Coachwork
    Winner: 1934 Ford Model 40 Special Speedster by Bruce Wanta of Washington
  • Sports and Racing Motorcycles
    Winner: 1972 Ducati 750 Imola Racer by Moto Borgotaro of New York

Event Information

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.