Celebrating Pre-War And Post-War Era Motorcycles

For the ninth year running, the Quail Lodge and Golf Club will host “The Quail Motorcycle Gathering” at its Carmel Valley, California resort. This relatively new bike show has quickly made a name for itself as quite possibly the largest antique bike show in the U.S., and I do mean antique with many entries breaking the century-old mark. Of course, car enthusiasts will recognize this venue as the site of “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering” that showcases historical four-wheel vehicles, so you can expect that the hosts know a thing or two about holding top-shelf events with antique machines. In addition to all the machinery and contact with other bike-type people, attendees can look forward to a Barbecue lunch and imbibable libations from a host of local beer and wine makers. If standing around just looking at bikes all day ain’t your thing, the Quail Ride — a 100-mile course through California’s Monterey Peninsula — takes place the day before on May 5th, then Cycle World magazine will be hosting a 50-mile jaunt on the morning of the actual show. So yeah, there will be something for everyone.

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AMA and Quail

AMA To Continue Partnership With The Quail Motorcycle Gathering
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The American Motorcyclist Association announced today that it will continue its partnership with the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, lending the event a certain legitimacy that while unneeded, is certainly welcome nonetheless. As usual, there will be an AMA booth, and part of the ceremony will include the presentation of the AMA Hall Of Fame Heritage Award, which is really fitting considering the vintage of some of the machines that will be present.

According to the press release, Gordon McCall, director of motorsports at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club said, “Our partnership with the AMA is very important to us, as this organization represents the advocacy that all of us motorcyclists need to protect our beloved hobby and sport. Over the years, every honoree of our ‘Legend of the Sport’ has been an AMA Hall of Famer. We are looking forward to hosting the AMA once again, as well as continuing to build our relationship into the future.”

Sounds like a mutually beneficial relationship to me. If you’re interested in attending, you can check out the official site at signatureevents.peninsula.com. Better start working on your reservations, and go ahead and book for next year while you’re at it.

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