20 April 2012

Fourth Quail Motorcycle Gathering to feature two iconic motorcycles

The fourth annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering, slated for Saturday, May 5, at Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel, Calif., will celebrate the evolution of the motorcycle, featuring Indian motorcycles, and will showcase motorcycles from the past, present and concepts for the future.

The event is a celebration of motorcycling heritage and performance, and gives attendees the chance to view prime examples of pre- and post-war sports and racing bikes as well as the latest products from top motorcycle manufacturers.  In addition, this year’s Quail will feature two iconic motorcycles, Marty Dickerson’s “Blue Bike” and Dan Gurney’s “Alligator Bike.”

Dickerson’s 1948 Vincent Rapide Racer, known as The Blue Bike, is an iconic record-breaker that was an integral part of a lengthy chapter of Speed Week history at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This stunning piece of motorcycling history is claimed to be in “as-last-raced” condition, with all timekeepers’ seals intact.

Legendary race car driver and builder Gurney’s revolutionary Alligator design is a highly innovative concept that features a low center of gravity and feet-forward design for greater than usual stability.

While the event will features bikes in classic concours classes, 2012 also marks the addition of a Superbike Class highlighting famed GP racers, paying tribute to the history of the motorcycle and highlighting innovative designs.

Attendees are invited to hit the road with fellow enthusiasts and join in The Quail Ride on Friday, May 4. Limited to 70 participants at $295 per rider, the one-day ride will wind through 100 miles of Carmel and Salinas Valley back roads.

Tickets to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering are $65 per person, $15 for children 12 and under, and include lunch and live music. To purchase tickets, visit www.quaillodgetickets.com.

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