Dear Motorcycle Enthuasists,

The countdown has begun for The 3rd Annual, Quail Motorcycle Gathering! 10 Days to go! The weather looks like it will be beautiful so get your bikes ready and we will see you in Carmel on Saturday, May 14, 2011! Check out a little sneak peak from last years event!

2010 The Quail: A Motorcycle Gathering

Tickets to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering are $65 per person, $15 for children 12 and under, and inclusive of lunch, live musical entertainment and access to the Bonhams & Butterfields Auction. Event tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at

Key motorcycles on display will include a 1929 Sunbeam Model 90 TT, winner of the 1929 Isle of Man TT; a 1938 Brough Superior SS-80, a 1961 BSA Goldstar and 1952 Vincent Black Lightning from the Gene Brown Collection; and the John Edgar Lightning, star of the renowned "Bathing Suit Bike" photograph, shot at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1948.

The Quail will also showcase the Avon Motorcycle Tyres 100th Anniversary Bike, built in celebration of its incredible milestone and custom painted by renowned airbrush artist Carlos Avelar. Additionally, for the first time, the optional full concours judging will be offered for those enthusiasts interested in entering a motorcycle and competing for the coveted blue ribbon in their class.

In between mingling with collectors and enthusiasts, attendees will view the latest products from leading motorcycle manufacturers, dealerships, accessories and lifestyle vendors, such as leading sponsors Breitling USA, and Ducati North America. For the first time publically, Ducati will feature:
The all new Monster 1100EVO, the first two-valve Monster to produce 100-hp.

The Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition, celebrating the stunning victory at last year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.


s will also enjoy live entertainment by The City Limits Band and an All American-barbeque lunch prepared by the culinary team at Quail Lodge. Attendees will gain access to Bonhams & Butterfields live auction of rare motorcycles and memorabilia, and will include Steve McQueen's 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross, which he famously rode shirtless on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1971.


Courtney Porras Ferrante


So-Cal Speed Shop known for custom car creations, will debut its new line of motorcycles, the Miler. A modernized fusion of function and nostalgia, the Miler is reminiscent of flat-track Triumph racers from the 1960s and 1970s and is powered by an exhilarating 78 horsepower, 865cc displacement twin-cylinder Triumph Bonneville motor in a superlight frame package.A combination of high-compression pistons, precision-engineered head porting, and exhaust tuning enhance the recreational aspect of the reliable street rider. This marks the first So-Cal Speed Shop evolution, based on the original Streetmaster and Mule Motorcycles concept bike. The Miler is the first of several limited edition bikes from So-Cal Moto Sport that will soon be in production.

Falcon Motorcycles acclaimed for its meticulous hand-made motorcycles, will introduce its Black Falcon, designed around the revered Vincent Black Shadow motor. The Black underwent more than a year of uninterrupted design, engineering and fabrication work by Founder Ian Barry and his team. With this creation, Barry has successfully done what no one has done before. Intense respect for Phil Vincent and Phil Irving's masterwork has been shown while fabricating the entire motorcycle from scratch, making the designs more refined, elegant, beautiful, and functional. The Vincent power-plant continues to act as the machine's frame, but like the chassis, every part has been improved to an extreme for enhanced performance, durability and aesthetic. One-off parts were fabricated for the Black's engine as a complement to ultra-rare, new old stock performance parts sourced and meticulously hand-fit. The Black is the third creation in Falcon's Concept Ten, a collection of masterful one-off bikes designed and fabricated around the engines of iconic British motorcycles. The second was the Kestrel Falcon, which was unveiled at last year's Quail Motorcycle Gathering.