Quail Lodge & Golf Club Hosts More than 2,000 Enthusiasts

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts and collectors attended the sixth annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering at Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California. The daylong event honored racing luminary Eddie Lawson as the “Legend of the Sport” special guest, and celebrated 100 Years of Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats with a display of more than 260 prominent and historic motorcycles.

Presented by TUDOR, The 1932 Vincent HRD Python Sport owned by Colorado resident Gene Brown was honored with the Best of Show Award at the annual TUDOR Circle of Champions ceremony, which brought the event to an exciting close.

To kick-off the motorcycle celebration, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering hosted The Quail Ride, consisting of 100 riders who participated in a scenic 100-mile drive through the back roads of Carmel Valley and Salinas Valley, beginning with a ride on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Cast members of “Why We Ride,” a Feature Documentary Winner at the Motorcycle Film Festival 2013 and recipient of a 2014 Family Choice Award, were in attendance at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering as well as featured motorcycles from the film. Focusing on uncovering the passions and motivation behind dedicated riders, “Why We Ride” presented its own award at the gathering, and the event’s youngest guests ages 12 and under had the chance to choose a motorcycle on display that inspired them the most as the recipient.

American 1st Place : 1959 H-D Pan Head

The 2014 The Quail Motorcycle Gathering showcased several never-before-seen motorcycle masterpieces and featured appearances from some of the racing world’s most acclaimed figures, such as AMA Champion and Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee, Doug Polen. Romestant Engineer and Design unveiled the “Bell Kaff” Custom SpecialK, which debuted alongside prized vehicles such as the 1925 Brough Superior SS 100, making its first appearance in more than 50 years. Motorcycle classes included Antique, Japanese, European, Competition, American, Off-Road, Custom/Modified and Superbike. The Quail Marketplace offered enthusiasts a forum for buying and selling vehicles, featuring noteworthy motorcycles for sale such as the 1968 BSA Shooting Star.

Some of the 2014 TUDOR Circle of Champions award winners are listed below:

Best of Show

1932 Vincent HRD Python Sport (Gene Brown – Colorado)

Spirit of The Quail Award

1925 Brough Superior SS-100 (Herb Harris - Texas)

1925 Brough Superior

100th Anniversary of the Bonneville Salt Flats Award

1964 Triumph Gyronaut X-1 (Steve, Sandra, and Ally Tremulis – California)

Industry Award

2014 Triumph Scrambler (British Customs, LLC - California)

The Quail Ride Award

1927 Scott Flying Squirrel (Lynn Upham - California 2)

American 1st Place

1959 Harley Davidson FLH Pan Head (Kevin Goe - Nevada)

American 2nd Place

1967 Harley Davidson-Aermacchi Sprint ERS (Jove Shapiro - California)

Antique 2nd Place

1936 Harley Davidson EL (Dr. J Craig Venter - California)

1936 Harley-Davidson EL

British 1st Place

1958 Ariel Square Four (Robert Ives - California)

British 2nd Place

1951 Vincent Black Shadow (Mike Begley - California 3)

Custom/Modified 1st Place

2014 Triumph Mule Street Tracker (Konstantin Drozdov - Russia)

For more information about The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, please visit www.quaillodgeevents.com. Like The Quail Motorcycle Gathering on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheQuailMotorcycleGathering.