2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering. May 4-5.

Those in California can indulge in a weekend surrounded by some of the finest motorcycles from around the world at he 4th annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering at Quail Lodge Golf Club. Two iconic motorcycles, Marty Dickerson’s “Blue Bike” and Dan Gurney’s “Alligator Bike,” will be on display at the fourth annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, taking place on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel, California.

The Marty Dickerson’s 1948 Vincent Rapide Racer (known as The Blue Bike) is an integral part of a lengthy chapter of Speed Week history at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This iconic Bonneville record-breaker is a stunning piece of motorcycling history that is claimed to be in “as last raced” condition, with all timekeepers’ seals intact. Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Gurney Alligator Motorcycle is a highly innovative concept that features a low center of gravity and feet-forward design for more than conventional stability.

To kick off The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, guests are invited to hit the road with their fellow enthusiasts and join in The Quail Ride on Friday, May 4, 2012. Limited to 70 participants, the one-day ride will wind through 100 miles of Carmel and Salinas Valley back roads and conclude with a private dinner. The fee to participate in The Quail Ride is $295 per rider, and includes a gift bag, lunch, parade laps at the legendary Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and admission to an intimate dinner reception featuring special guest speakers. Ride participants will also receive a ticket to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering and an invitation to display their motorcycle as an entrant.

This year, the May 5th day-long event will pay tribute to the Evolution of the Motorcycle, featuring Indian Motorcycles, while also showcasing legendary motorcycles from the past, present and concepts for the future. For the first time, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will feature a Superbike Class that will highlight famous GP racers of the past and present, paying tribute to the history of the motorcycle and celebrating innovative designs. The event will also feature bikes in classic Concours Classes. Complementing the extensive showcase of bikes will be an All-American BBQ picnic lunch and live musical entertainment that’s fun for the entire family. Tickets to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering are $65 per person, $15 for children 12 and under, and include lunch and live musical entertainment. To purchase event tickets, please visit Quail Lodge Tickets.

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4 Responses to “2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering. May 4-5.”


  1. 1 PanMan49 Mar 23rd, 2012 at 9:20 am

    A great exhibition of gorgeous classic bikes. Will visit.

  2. 2 Rodent Mar 23rd, 2012 at 11:42 am

    A worthy successor to the “legends of the motorcycle”. A world class event. This Is on my must do list. The past Quail shows were absolutely awesome.

  3. 3 Joe Cree Mar 23rd, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I think we’ll be organizing a day ride from Morgan Hill down for this event. Looks like a great destination ride.

  4. 4 Herb Harris Mar 31st, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Actually, as important as the “Blue Bike” Vincent Record-breaker is, more importantly, Marty Dickerson himself will be at the event to answer questions, sign autographes and the two of us will at several points in the day, actually fire up the monster. It is audacious! Do not miss the bike or Marty. I’m bringing the bike with me from Texas.

    Herb Harris

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