An incredibly rare 1964 ATS 2500 GTS has won the top award at this year’s The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering.
The car is one of only a handful of examples built and fought off strong competition to take the top gong. The Spirit of the Quail award was given to Ann Brockington Lee and her 1938 Packard Eight Model 1601 Cabriolet.
“I am so delighted to have won at The Quail – it is such a magnificent event and I came here today without any expectations,” said owner Bruce Milner. “The car hasn’t been shown for 16 years, when it won at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, so the award is completely unexpected.”
“The Quail is very special,” said three-times Formula One Drivers’ World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart. “It’s intimate, it has style and the collection of cars is more diverse than even Pebble Beach. Every year I see cars that I have never seen before, and in such a relaxed and spacious setting, you really are able to admire them up close and alongside true motoring enthusiasts and specialists.”