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2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Photo Gallery
Roll back the clock at the 2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering as vintage bikes spark to life for a rumble around Carmel Valley.
Over 2000 motorcycle enthusiasts traveled to beautiful Carmel Valley for the sixth annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering, with over 260 motorcycles ranging from classic Vincents to cutting edge electric superbikes.
The 2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering was a classy affair, champagne and crystal going to the victors.
These girls from The Inciters were crooning at The Quail, providing a great atmosphere for wandering around and checking out bikes.
Gene Brown rides up on stage to accept the 'Best of Show' award for his 1932 Vincent HRD Python Sport.
A crowd estimated to be in the 2000 range showed up for the 2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
One of our favorites at the show was this 1928 Indian Overhead Valve Hillclimber. Check out the picture of it blasting up a hill back in the day!
The winning motorcycles line up while waiting for their names to be announced.
This is 'Why We Ride!'
Gotta love old bikes in their original condition.
This immaculate 1950 Moto Rumi Turismo won first place in the European category at the 2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
The Panther Brothers and 'Why We Ride' producer Bryan Carroll are all smiles after winning the 'Most Unique' trophy after the Quail Motorcycle Ride.
Special guest Doug Polen had them laughing at the 2014 Quail Gathering.
The brass section of The Inciters were blowin'!
British Customs debuted its Sonny Nutter-inspired Triumph flat tracker at the 2014 Quail Gathering.
This little cutie was proudly shining up her ride at the MiniMoto booth. The next Elena Myers possibly?
Gene Brown of Denver racked up at the 2014 Quail, his 1932 Vincent HRD Python Sport winning 'Best of Show' and first place in the 'Antique' class.
John L. Stein's 1972 Ducati Imola earned top honors in the 'Competition On-Off Road Class. Check out the huge metal flake in the paint job.
Janet Wenholz proudly sits on her 1966 BMW R60/2.
I had the pleasure of following Bill Wenholz on his BMW R60/2 with sidecar through Carmel Valley during the Quail Motorcycle Ride. Takes some skills to ride this thing.
This striking black Vincent features a 500cc Rudge Single engine sporting four-valve heads, the radially-mounted valves opening via a double rocker arm system.
Jove Shapiro's 1967 Harley-Aermacchi Sprint ERS earned second place in the American category at the 2014 Quail Gathering.
Lightning Motorcycles debuted its 200-hp, 200+plus miles-per-hour ready LS-218 electric superbike at the 2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
This 1969 Montesa Capra 360 was a real beauty.
Former world champion Doug Polen was one of many special guests at the 2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
Hot Rod Conspiracy debuted this Dunstall-style fairing for Triumph Thruxton's at the 2014 Quail Gathering.
This 1932 Rudge Special owned by Jeff Brown featured a 499cc Single engine with four-valve cylinders, linked brakes, and Brooklyn Cans.
The spirit of Rollie Free graced the 2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
This 1974 Norton John Player Special earned the 'Design and Style Award' at the 2014 Quail Gathering.
Seeing how the 2014 Quail Gathering celebrated '100 Years of Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats,' it was only fitting to have the world's fastest motorcycle in attendance.
The Ack Attack crew caught getting a peek at the competition, Sam Wheeler's EZ-Hook streamliner.
Jason Panther steps up to accept the 'Industry' award for British Customs 2014 Scrambler.
Some owners fired up their bikes and rode on stage to accept their trophies.
Mert Lawwill awarded the 'Competition Sport Award' to Jeff Palhegyi's 1981 Yamaha XS 650.
This Morgan West three-wheeler garnered plenty of attention at the 2014 Quail Motorcycle Ride.
This Triumph Mule street tracker rode off with first place in the 'Custom/Modified' class before being flown out to its new owner in Russia.
Lightning Motorcycle CEO Richard Hatfield with the electric superbike that won Pike's Peak last year.
Getting a close-up look at a vintage Triumph drag bike with all of its working pieces easily visible.
Legendary racer Wayne Rainey was a guest presenter at the 2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
The 1964 Triumph Gyronaut X-1 helped the Quail celebrate the centennial of the Bonneville Salt Flats at this year's gathering.
The Vintagent Paul d'Orleans dapper as ever as he kick starts the Velocette.
The producers of 'Why We Ride' presented a special award chosen by children at this year's Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
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