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2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Photo Gallery

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.

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The Ducati Diavel Cromo shines as bright as the Ducati girl's smile at the Quail Gathering.
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Sometimes motorcycles that have been unrestored like this Limited are more prized than ones that have been returned to their former glory.
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Tiffany & Co came through big time with these beautiful sterling awards.
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Simon Graham takes the stage to accept the 'Best of Show' award for his 1974 MV Agusta 750 S.
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'Cheers' from the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
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What do you call a group of classic Ducatis - a gaggle, a herd, how about a pride?
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Craig Vetter's Streamliner competed in the 'Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge' held during the 2012 Quail Ride.
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The Dan Gurney Alligator Bikes, four of them to be exact, participated in the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Ride.
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Dreamin' of the Salt on the Blue Bike!
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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.
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Flat track legend and 'On Any Sunday' star Mert Lawwill talks with a fan at the Quail Gathering.
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Gary Kohs has the most impressive collection of MV Agusta motorcycles around.
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Gary Kohs MV Agusta Collection included 32 models, from full race bikes to scooters.
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Giovanni Magni (left) made his first trip to America from Italy to debut the Magni R3.
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The Hayes Diesel Motorcycle won the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge for the second year running.
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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.
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Marty Dickerson set several land speed records on 'The Blue Bike.'
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At the head of the Breitling Circle of Champions was a 1974 MV Agusta 750 S.
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This MV Agusta F4 750 looks primed for the track.
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The new Crocker Big Tank was well received in its debut at the Quail Gathering.
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Crocker owner Michael Schacht steps up to receive the 'Industry Award' for his new Crocker Big Tank.
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A beautiful day in Carmel Valley brought out motorcycle enthusiasts and collectors in droves for the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
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The Quail Motorcycle Ride made a pit stop at the Talbott Vineyards in Salinas Valley.
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Shinya Kimura's awesome interpretation of a 1974 MV Agusta 750 S America won two awards at the 2012 Quail Gathering.
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Shinya Kimura stands ready to ride at the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
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You don't see immaculate Suzuki RE5 A Rotary motorcycles everyday. Unless you're at the Quail Gathering.
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Thad Wolfe was one of the riders on Dan Gurney's Alligator Bikes at the Quail Motorcycle Ride.
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The Alligator Bunch posing with Dan Gurney's Alligator Bikes. After riding with these guys, I can attest that Gurney's bikes really perform.
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Listening to the pre-ride briefing at the Quail Motorcycle Ride.
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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.
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The Quail Marketplace provided collectors a venue to wheel and deal on motorcycles.
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The 2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering had more than its share of classic MV Agusta motorcycles.
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Beautifully restored BMW's were among the eclectic assortment of bikes riding in the 2012 Quail Motorcycle Ride.
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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.