This year’s Quail Motorcycle Gathering presented by GEICO Motorcycle, a Peninsula Hotels’ Signature Motoring Event, will include some new exciting classes and will be honouring one of the most famous family’s in motorcycle customisation.
Each year, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering draws thousands of guests to the Quail Lodge & Golf Club grounds for a showcase of the world’s rarest, fastest and most beautiful motorcycles. The 10th annual show (May 5, 2018) will be featuring some new marques in addition to a host of classes for pre- and post-war motorcycles.
In addition to all the amazing motorcycles on display, the event will also be honouring the Legendary customizer Arlen Ness, his son Cory and grandson Zach. Arlen is credited with helping create the chopper and show bike industry from his Northern California based Arlen Ness Enterprises, and in addition, the family will be given their own class featuring wild and famous bikes from the Ness Museum.
Exploring the dichotomy between the art of craft showcased in hand-built bare bones custom bikes versus the technological revolution of the current era, a field of contemporary and classic Café Racers will be exhibited on the field alongside a new class of Electric Motorcycles.
Commenting on what’s in store for 2018, Gordon McCall, director of motorsports for The Peninsula Signature Events said: “The Quail Motorcycle Gathering is proud to present these new special classes for our 2018 show”
“We love the idea of featuring bikes that not only pay homage to the timeless purity of motorcycling but also give insight into the future of the motorcycle industry. We are also thrilled to feature some of the wildest bikes ever built straight from the minds – and collection – of the Ness family, who are legends both in the bike world and here in Northern California.”
As always, the show will take place on the pristine lawns of the Club. Featuring a variety of activities for people of all ages to enjoy, guests can indulge in farm-to-table cuisine, live entertainment and goods from lifestyle vendors. Children, families and even pets are welcome at this inclusive and relaxed event.
Pre-sale tickets are $75 and are available online at www.quaillodgeevents.com.
You can save an additional $10 by using the holiday promotional code QL18HOLIDAY valid through December 31, 2017. Entry includes a gourmet lunch, parking, and gear valet service for those riding a motorcycle to the event.
Photographs by Steve Burton, Paulo Rosas and Ryan Probst.