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1938 Brough Superior Best of Show at Quail

Monday, May 16, 2011
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, an avenue for motorcycle collectors, custom bike builders and enthusiasts to showcase immaculately restored vintage and historically significant motorcycles, was a roaring success this weekend. The intimate gathering at the Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club had an excellent turnout. The motorcycles entered in the concours
1938 Brough Superior SS-80
It's hard to believe that this beautifully restored 1938 Brough Superior SS-80 was once a parts bike. It has a new title now - 'Best of Show' at the 2011 Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Brough Superior SS-80 Best of Show at Quail Motorcycle Gathering
The clock and horn mounted on the bars of this 1938 Brough Superior reflect the fun-loving personality of its owner.
1938 Brough Superior owned by Gene Brown
Gene Brown out of Colorado stands proudly with cup in hand after winning 'Best of Show' at this year's Quail Gathering.
were as varied and creative as their owners. Guest judges like The Vintagent’s Paul d’Orleans and the esteemed Kevin Cameron of Cycle World fame had their hands full as many bikes were worthy of the vaunted “Best of Show” title. But it was the Rolls Royce of motorcycles, an immaculate 1938 Brough Superior SS-80 owned by Gene Brown out of Colorado which took top laurels. The classic Brough impressed us even more when it fired up on the first kick when Brown rode it off stage. We’ll share the full experience of the Gathering with you later this week, but until then here’s a peek at the winner along with a list of winners in all categories.

Best of Show
Gene Brown 1938 Brough Superior SS-80

Antique through 1940
2nd place: Gary Lewis 1924 BMW R-37
1st place: C.C. Kasik 1910 Pierce Arrow Four Cylinder

Japanese through 1978
2nd place: Steve Casey 1976 Yamaha XT500c
1st place: Albert Catelani 1977 Honda GL1000

European through 1978
2nd place: Tim Stafford 1954 BMW R-68
1st place: Robert Jordan 1957 Triumph TR6

Competition through 1978
2nd place: Michael A. Polkobla 1968 Honda CL175 Roadster
1st place: Randolf Reed 1961 Bultaco TSS 125 Factory Prototype

American through 1978
2nd place: Frank Jerant 1967 Aermacchi Harley-Davidson 250H
1st place: Paul Pardini 1960 Harley-Davidson Duo-Glide Super Sport Solo

Custom/Modified through 2011
2nd place: Fred Fortune 2006 Psyclone Boardtrack Racer
1st place: Chad Findley’s Falcon Motorcycles 'Black Falcon' with a 1952 Vincent Black Shadow engine.
Designer/Engineer: Ian Barry

Off Road through 1978
2nd place: Jack Finegan 1966 Triumph Trackmaster 750cc
1st place: Blair Beck 1972 Penton Six-Day 125cc

Cycle World Award
Richard Varner 1966 Velocette Thruxton

Isle of Man
Paul Hudson 1925 New Hudson Factory Racing

Innovation Award
Treven Baker 1990 DNEPR Diesel

Competition Sport Award
Don Emde 1948 Indian 648 B16 Base Scout

Design and Style Award
Frank and Elizabeth Recoder 1966 Velocette Thruxton

Custom Award
Terry Karges 2011 So-Cal “Miler”
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