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2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Photo Gallery
This beautiful Harley 1909 5A was a part of Thom McIlhattan's collection he brought to display at the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
Motorcycle enthusiasts gathered in beautiful Carmel Valley for the fourth annual
Quail Motorcycle Gathering
where vintage bikes ruled the day. The two-day affair includes a 110-mile ride and Concours.
The Ducati Diavel Cromo shines as bright as the Ducati girl's smile at the Quail Gathering.
Sometimes motorcycles that have been unrestored like this Limited are more prized than ones that have been returned to their former glory.
Tiffany & Co came through big time with these beautiful sterling awards.
Simon Graham takes the stage to accept the 'Best of Show' award for his 1974 MV Agusta 750 S.
'Cheers' from the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
What do you call a group of classic Ducatis - a gaggle, a herd, how about a pride?
Craig Vetter's Streamliner competed in the 'Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge' held during the 2012 Quail Ride.
The Dan Gurney Alligator Bikes, four of them to be exact, participated in the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Ride.
Dreamin' of the Salt on the Blue Bike!
This guy was a trooper. He rode his 175cc Ducati Single in the 110-mile Quail Ride despite recovering from a collapsed lung. His doctor wasn't too happy about it though.
Flat track legend and 'On Any Sunday' star Mert Lawwill talks with a fan at the Quail Gathering.
Gary Kohs has the most impressive collection of MV Agusta motorcycles around.
Gary Kohs MV Agusta Collection included 32 models, from full race bikes to scooters.
Giovanni Magni (left) made his first trip to America from Italy to debut the Magni R3.
The Hayes Diesel Motorcycle won the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge for the second year running.
The Magni R3 is the first motorcycle to feature a British engine in a Magni frame. The 930cc BSA Rocket 3 powered Magni R3 made its world debut at the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
Marty Dickerson set several land speed records on 'The Blue Bike.'
At the head of the Breitling Circle of Champions was a 1974 MV Agusta 750 S.
This MV Agusta F4 750 looks primed for the track.
The new Crocker Big Tank was well received in its debut at the Quail Gathering.
Crocker owner Michael Schacht steps up to receive the 'Industry Award' for his new Crocker Big Tank.
A beautiful day in Carmel Valley brought out motorcycle enthusiasts and collectors in droves for the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
The Quail Motorcycle Ride made a pit stop at the Talbott Vineyards in Salinas Valley.
Shinya Kimura's awesome interpretation of a 1974 MV Agusta 750 S America won two awards at the 2012 Quail Gathering.
Shinya Kimura stands ready to ride at the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
You don't see immaculate Suzuki RE5 A Rotary motorcycles everyday. Unless you're at the Quail Gathering.
Thad Wolfe was one of the riders on Dan Gurney's Alligator Bikes at the Quail Motorcycle Ride.
The Alligator Bunch posing with Dan Gurney's Alligator Bikes. After riding with these guys, I can attest that Gurney's bikes really perform.
Listening to the pre-ride briefing at the Quail Motorcycle Ride.
It was a real treat to listen and smell them firing up 'The Blue Bike' for only about the third time in the last ten years.
The Quail Marketplace provided collectors a venue to wheel and deal on motorcycles.
The 2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering had more than its share of classic MV Agusta motorcycles.
Beautifully restored BMW's were among the eclectic assortment of bikes riding in the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Ride.
The beautiful Santa Lucia Range is beautiful in spring, as was the grounds of the Talbott Vineyards, the gracious host for our pit stop during the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Ride.
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