Last weekend was the second Quail Motorcycle event. For those of you unfamiliar with the Quail's other motorcar event held in the summer during the Monterey Classic Car Week, it is simply the best event of the week, and the $400 tickets are very limited, and extremely sought after, often changing hands for upward of $2,000! The tickets to the bike event are just $65, but there are no booths for private jet sales, or free oysters, all you can eat! However, despite the humbler ticket price and food fare, the event was still simply wonderful! They had one of the most interesting selections of machines you could see anywhere, outside of the Barber Museum, displayed on the lawn.
This first set of shots gives you the flavor of the event, there were some simply stunning bikes there, including a pair of beautiful Laverdas. I raced around the UK on several of them back in my youth, and have a huge soft spot for the big triples. Other random highlights were Jay Leno's Jet Bike, and the history of Craig Vetter's company, with his glorious Triumph Hurricane. Kenny Roberts TZ750 flat tracker was there too, and boy what a noise it makes!