A look at one of the most anticipated events in vintage motorcycles.
Photos: John Pangilinan 

Photos: John Pangilinan 

The Quail, A Motorcycle Gathering presented by Tudor is not your typical motorcycle show.  First the roads to get to the event are some of the best riding roads in the country. Next the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California makes for a very picturesque setting. And finally over 400 vintage, classic, and modern motorcycles are put on display which are some of the most rare, unique, and valuable collections. 

Judged categories include Antique, American, German, and Japanese. This year, A Tribute to the Military Motorcycles, display was showcased. Alongside the classics were a few new bikes including the Ducati Scrambler, Kawasaki H2 and H2R, and Keanu Reeves new Arch Motorcycles. Here are five bikes that stood out for their design and craftsmanship.

Best of Show – 1951 Mondial 125 Bialbero Gran Prix owned by John Goldman. Completely unrestored, with every part original, including the tires.

Best of Show – 1951 Mondial 125 Bialbero Gran Prix owned by John Goldman. Completely unrestored, with every part original, including the tires.

Industry Award – 1997 Revival Ducati Revival Full Custom “J63” of Revival Cycles

Industry Award – 1997 Revival Ducati Revival Full Custom “J63” of Revival Cycles

Formula 750 Group – 1976 Yamaha TZ750 of Jeff Palhegyi

Formula 750 Group – 1976 Yamaha TZ750 of Jeff Palhegyi

A Tribute to Military Motorcycles – 1942 BMW R75 Wehrmachtsgespann of Ziggy & Lisa Dee

A Tribute to Military Motorcycles – 1942 BMW R75 Wehrmachtsgespann of Ziggy & Lisa Dee

Custom Modified Division 1st Place - 1949 Indian Scout owned by Tony Prust.

Custom Modified Division 1st Place - 1949 Indian Scout owned by Tony Prust.

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