2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Will Honor Racing Champion Eddie Lawson on May 17, 2014, as

‘Legends of the Sport’ Special Guest100th Anniversary of Maserati to be Honored at

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on August 15, 2014

CARMEL, Calif. – The Peninsula Signature Events, a division of The Peninsula Hotelsshared today, its 2014 lineup of motorsports events hosted at Quail Lodge & Golf Club. The events calendar will commence on Friday, May 16, 2014, with The Quail Ride, a 100-mile motorcycle journey throughout the Monterey Peninsula. On Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 10:00AM – 3:30PM The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, presented by TUDOR, will be a day-long celebration of motorcycling heritage and performance. The 2014 event will continue with its “Legends of the Sport” series, honoring a seminal figure in the sport of motorcycling.

 This year Eddie Lawson, four-time 500cc World Championship winner will be featured.  Lawson won titles in 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1989, along with two AMA Superbike Championships in 1981 and 1982.  When inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999, Lawson was the only rider to ever win the AMA Superbike and 250GP titles during his career.

In its sixth year, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will celebrate the evolution of the motorcycle, honoring both pre-and post-war eras of the world’s finest sports and racing bikes. The gathering will celebrate 100 Years of Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats.  More than 200 motorcycles will be on display; among them, the 1925 Brough Superior SS 100, which will make its first public appearance in more than 50 years. Additional categories on display include: Antique, Japanese, European, Competition, American, Off-Road, Custom/Modified and Superbike.

 “Every year we strive to surpass ourselves by exhibiting the world’s finest motorcycles and bringing the legends of the motorsports world to our valued guests,” said Director of Motorsports, Gordon McCall. “This year, we’re honored to be joined by four-time Grand Prix Champion Eddie Lawson for The Motorcycle Gathering – an iconic guest fit for an event of this caliber”.

 The Quail Marketplace, a for-sale-by-owner corral, also will also take place at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering for its third year in 2014. The Marketplace offers guests an opportunity to purchase directly from other like-minded motorsports enthusiasts.

 The cost to participate as an entrant is $140, inclusive of two tickets which includes a gourmet lunch, the ability to show one bike, and an event gift bag. The Private Collection Package is $325 and includes four tickets to the event, one private collection sign (personalized to each attendee), the ability to show four bikes and an event gift bag.

 General admission tickets to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering are $75 per person ($15 for children 12 and under), inclusive of a gourmet barbeque lunch, offerings from local wineries and breweries together with live musical entertainment. To purchase event tickets, please visit www.quaillodgetickets.com.

 On Friday, August 15, 2014, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, now in its 12th year, will honor the 100th Anniversary of Maserati, Competition Mustangs, A Tribute to India, and will feature the traditional classes, including: Pre-and Post-War Sports and Racing, Super Cars, Sports and Racing Motorcycles and The Great Ferraris. The event remains the crown jewel of Monterey Car Week for its exclusive display of the past and present’s most elite luxury automobiles and fine cuisine all in a lush garden party setting. “The Quail, as the Gathering is known, is a one-day classic car show, gourmet food event and social happening all in one…With a self-selecting group of well-heeled automotive enthusiasts on hand, premium carmakers can’t resist the opportunity to sponsor the event and to display their latest wares,” hails Forbes magazine.

 “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering promises to break ground with our tribute to 100 Years of Maserati, our fine displays of Competition Mustangs and of course, the highly anticipated and prolific automobile unveilings that take place each year,” adds McCall.

 Once again, Bonhams’ 17th annual motorcar auction will be held in conjunction with The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. In 2013, Bonhams shattered multiple world records by auctioning off $32.7 million in automobiles during the event.

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 Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm

Entry: $75 Adult | $15 Children (12 and under)

 * Offer valid only with the purchase of an Adult Ticket. Not applicable to children, entrant, sponsor or The Quail Ride tickets or packages. Offer starts January 14, 2014, and is not applicable to existing ticket purchases. Only one DVD per ticket application, not one per person/ticket. Limited inventory and valid only while inventory lasts. DVDs will be mailed at the end of the month of purchase (January, February, March and April or until inventory is exhausted).

Display a Motorcycle

This year, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering celebrates “The Past, Present, and Future of Motorcycling,” featuring displays from the following categories: Antique, Japanese, European, Competition, American, Off-Road, Custom/Modified, and Superbike.

Individuals can enter a motorcycle from their personal collection with entrant packages starting at just $140 (inclusive of two tickets to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, a barbecue lunch, event program, special gift bag and gear valet service).


Optional full concours judging is available if you would like to compete for a coveted Quail Award in your class.

Click here to download the entrant application!

The Quail Ride

Kick-off the weekend with The Quail Ride, discovering the back roads of the Monterey Peninsula with riders of all types.

Motoring surprises await as riders embark on a 100-mile journey with lunch provided mid-day while en route.  The Quail Motorcycle Dinner will conclude the adventure.  Be sure to apply now as both departures are already halfway full and it will sell out quickly! Click here to download the application!

The Quail Ride

Fee: $295 Single Rider | $525 Double Rider

Date: Friday, May 16, 2014

Times: 8:30am & 9:00am Departures

Sponsor the Quail

Take advantage of an opportunity to place your brand in front of over 2,000 motorcycle enthusiasts by sponsoring The Quail Motorcycle Gathering! Packages include guest credentials with lawn parking and lunch, a private designated exhibition space, various marketing opportunities and the chance to reserve a room block at Quail Lodge & Golf Club at a preferred rate for The Quail Motorcycle Gathering weekend (based on availability). For more sponsorship information, please contact:

The Peninsula Signature Events

Phone: 1 831 620 8879 | Toll Free Number: 1 877 734 4628 | thequail@quaillodge.com

Stay Quail

Experience everything that The Quail Motorcycle Gathering weekend has to offer by purchasing our all-inclusive The Quail VIP Fairway Villa Package for just $1,800. Included in this package are:

  • Two 3-Day passes to attend Ferrari Days at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 16-18;
  • Two reservations to The Quail Motorcycle Reception and Dinner on Friday, May 16;
  • Two tickets to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering with early admittance, an offical Quail Gift Bag and special VIP parking on Saturday, May 17;
  • A shuttle available to and from the The Quail Dinnerlocations and the event field on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17;
  • A three-night stay (arriving Thursday, May 15 and departing Sunday, May 18) in Quail Lodge & Golf Club's newly renovated one bedroom Fairway Villa King Suite that boasts a luxurious 600 square foot bedroom with one king bed, a connecting 700 square foot living room, and one and a half bathrooms. A welcome bottle of champagne or wine will be awaiting your arrival.

There are only two The Quail VIP Fairway Villa Packages available on a first-come, first-booked basis*.

To book your Faiwary Villa Package, please contact Jami Entwistle, Reservations Manager, Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm by calling 831.620.8883 or emailjentwistle@quaillodge.com.

* Booking will be made on a first-come, first-booked basis. Payment must be made at the time of booking and there is a no cancellation policy once booked.

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