There's a new motorcycle concours this year, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, at the Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club on Saturday, May 9 in Carmel, California. The theme of the show will be The History of the Motorcycle. Also on tap will be a Bonhams & Butterfields motorcycle auction with their usual selection of collectible classics. On Friday, May 8, participants will have the opportunity to join a one-day tour of the Monterey Peninsula, a rather gorgeous piece of real estate. So, if you're in California, or could be, this sounds like it should be a first class event.
From The Quail Lodge:
Showcasing the finest motorcycles from the past, present and future, the inaugural The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will take place on Friday, May 8 and Saturday May 9, 2009 at
Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel, California.
Bred from the exclusive, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering held annually in August, Quail Lodge launches The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. This year’s theme will feature the “History of the Motorcycle” where the world’s finest sport and racing bikes will be displayed, celebrating both pre-war and post-war era’s. Partnering with leading motorcycle manufacturers, dealerships, accessories and lifestyle vendors, the event promises to deliver much excitement in an intimate setting. Guests of the event will also have access to the onsite Bonham & Butterfields auction which will feature an exceptional collection of motorcycles. “This is our newest addition to a series of world class motorsports events, and with our partner Bonhams & Butterfields, we will continue developing this event, aiming to become the most respected Motorcycle Gathering” says Sarah Cruse, General Manager.
In addition to the show, participants will have the opportunity to join in a one-day tour of the Monterey Peninsula which spans approximately 100 miles of legendary coastline on Friday, May 8, capping the day with an impressive dinner featuring guest speakers, motorcycles for auction, and of course delectable cuisine, all using fresh, local ingredients.
The partnership between Quail Lodge Resort and Bonhams and Butterfields has been record-setting, with past offerings including motorcars, automobilia and collectibles. Highlights of the auction include multiple motorcycles offered with no reserve bidding including a 1920 ABC Sopwith TT, estimated at USD 10,000 to 12,000 and a 1905 Orion Single which could bring USD 24,000-28,000. The sales will also include automobilia, with racing posters and collectibles.
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