1931 Stutz wins Best of Show at The Quail

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The winning 1931 Stutz convertible on the podium | The Quail

A sporty 1931 Stutz DV 32 Convertible Victoria by Le Baron was named 2019 Best of Show at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the exclusive Monterey Car Week show that this year was dominated by a massive showing of Bentleys to celebrate the British marque’s 100th anniversary.

The Stutz, owned by concours regulars Joseph and Margie Cassini of New Jersey, was one of more than 250 entrants in 12 judged classes at the Gathering, held at The Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel, California.

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A 1952 Nash Healey Le Mans Prototype Racer won Octane Choice | Bob Golfen

The show had more than 6,000 attendees this year, including industry leaders, celebrates and motorsports greats.  A number of the world’s auto manufacturers used the top-drawer occasion to introduce new models and concept cars.

Other top honors included:

Spirit of the Quail, awarded to the 1975 Ferrari 335S owned by Cavallino Investments of Ohio.

Octane Choice, won by a 1952 Nash Healey Le Mans Prototype Racer owned by Jose Fernandez of California.

FIVA (Fédération International des Véhicules Anciens), presented to a 1931 Bentley 4-Litre owned by Terry and Darlene Larson of Arizona.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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