The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. 1913 Flying Merkel Twin Named “Best Of Show”.

Attended by more than 3,000 people from around the world, the annual event included appearances by icons of motorcycle racing and design, a stunning display of the rarest, fastest and most beautiful motorcycles in history, an array of artisanal local cuisine.

More than 350 bikes on display
Four featured classes
Arlen Ness Private Collection (not judged)
Electric Motorcycles
Café Racers
25th Anniversary of the Ducati Monster
Traditional classes
Antique (1916-1935)
American (1936-1979)
British (1936-1979)
Competition On Road
Competition Off Road
Custom/Modified
Italian (1936-1979)
Japanese (1936-1979)
Other European (1936-1979)
Extraordinary Bicycles/Scooters

Award Winners
Best of Show
1913 Flying Merkel Twin
Douglas & Marian McKenzie – California
Antique Class

Spirit of The Quail Award
1920 Indian Streamliner
Clyde Crouch – Texas
Competition On Road Class

25th Anniversary of the Ducati Monster Award
2010 Ducati Monster
Isaac Villanueva – California

Café Racers Award
1961 BSA DBD-34 Gold Star
Craig Steggall – Washington

Electric Motorcycles Award
1974 Corbin Bonneville Partial Streamliner Salt Racer
Mike Corbin – California

Industry Award
1960 Harley-Davidson Super 10
Jackson Burrows – Canada
Custom/Modified Class

Innovation Award
2020 Curtiss Zeus
Curtiss Motorcycles – Alabama

Design and Style Award
1968 Ducati 250 Narrow Case
Analog Motorcycles – Illinois
Custom/Modified Class

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Heritage Award
1971 Honda CT-70
Steve Mast – California
Japanese Class

HVA Preservation Award
1920 Indian Streamliner
Clyde Crouch – Texas
Competition On Road Class

Significance in Racing Award
1981 Freddie Spencer’s Factory Honda Racing NS-750 Flat Tracker
Anthony Giammanco – California
Competition Off Road Class

Why We Ride Award
1970 Indian Little Indian
Clive Belvoir – California
American Class 1936-1979

Extraordinary Bicycles/Scooter Award
1969 Lambretta Vega
Siobhan Ellis – California
Extraordinary Bicycles & Scooters Class
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About The Peninsula Signature Events

The Peninsula Signature Events is organized by The Peninsula Hotels, dedicated to creating world-class bespoke events at its properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris – future openings, Yangon and London. Quail Lodge & Golf Club is home to the following Peninsula Signature Events: The Quail Ride, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, The Quail Rally and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. signatureevents.peninsula.co

3 Responses to “The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. 1913 Flying Merkel Twin Named “Best Of Show”.”


  1. 1 Steven C May 7th, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Just a pic of the tank and bars? Where’s the rest of it?

  2. 2 Chief Waldo May 7th, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    I saw a picture of the Curtiss Zeus electric. There no confusing it for something by ANY other manufacturer!

  3. 3 Natalie Pouy Jun 9th, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Jackson Burrows also won 1st place for custom and modification as well as the top industry award.

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