1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster takes home The Quail’s best of show

Photography Credit: Rolex

Out of more than 200 entrants at this year’s The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on August 13, a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster won the coveted best of show title for its “design, engineering, sophistication and presentation.”

In addition to eight “traditional” classes—Pre-War Sports & Racing Cars, Post-War Racing Cars, Post-War Sports Cars 1945-1960, Post-War Sports Cars 1961-1975, Sports and Racing Motorcycles, The Great Ferraris, The Evolution of the Supercar and Custom Coachwork—six special awards went to the following entries:

  • Spirit of The Quail: 1902 Indian Single Cylinder                                                                                                    
  • Hagerty Drivers Foundation & Preservation Award: 1969 Ford Bronco “Big Oly”
  • Octane Editor’s Choice Award: 1957 Fiat 600 / Eden Roc
  • ArtCenter College of Design Award: 2015 McLaren / Lanzante P1 HDK
  • Car Park Concours de Quailegance Award: 1962 Land Rover S2A 109 Dormobile

Highlights also included a number of debuts from carmakers like Lotus, Bentley, Lamborghini, Acura and more, plus an exclusive interview with Formula 1 champion driver Jenson Button.

Here are some more of our favorite shots from the event:

Photography Credits: Alan Galbraith

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