Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Quail Ride, Motorcycle Gathering & Auction, May 13-14 in Carmel, California

The 'John Edgar Lightning,' aka the 'Bathing Suit Bike,' will be exhibited on May 14, 2011 at the 3rd Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, California.

To kick-off The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Quail Ride on Friday, May 13. The Ride, limited to 50 participants, will wind through 100 miles of the backroads of the Monterey Peninsula and conclude with a private dinner. The fee to participate in the Ride is $250 per rider, and includes a gift bag, lunch, track time at the legendary Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and admission to an intimate dinner reception featuring special guest speakers, and a private sneak preview of the Bonhams & Butterfields Auction motorcycles. Ride participants also will receive a ticket to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering and an invitation to display a bike as an entrant.

The Bonhams & Butterfields live auction of rare motorcycles and memorabilia will include Steve McQueen's 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross, which he famously rode shirtless on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1971. The auction will also feature a custom Yamaha R1, signed by World Champion Valentino Rossi, with proceeds to benefit Riders for Health. For more information about the Bonhams & Butterfields Auction, please visit

click image to read John Edgar Lightning bike story.

This year's event theme, "A Century of Racing at Isle of Man" will showcase fine motorcycles from the past, present and future. Tickets to The Motorcycle Gathering are $65 per person, $15 for children 12 and under, and inclusive of a Southern BBQ gourmet lunch and live music!