World’s Rarest Exhibit of Vintage Motorcycles to Be Showcased on May 9, 2009, at Quail Lodge in Carmel

A Day-Long Tribute to the Art of the Motorcycle Featuring the World’s Rarest Bikes, Barbeque Lunch and an Exclusive Bonhams & Butterfields Auction in a Picturesque Garden Setting.

CARMEL, Calif., March 4 (Motor Sports Newswire) — Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club, located in Carmel, Calif., today announced that it will host the inaugural Quail Motorcycle Gathering, a day-long celebration of the art of the motorcycle featuring the first Bonhams & Butterfields vintage motorbike auction in Carmel on Saturday, May 9, 2009.

Guests at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will view 100 legendary prewar and postwar era sports and racing bikes elegantly displayed throughout the grounds of the resort. As they mingle with owners of the vintage motorcycles, guests will have access to leading manufacturers, dealers, accessories and lifestyle vendors. A barbeque lunch prepared by Quail Lodge’s culinary team and live entertainment will make the event a fun family celebration for all ages.

An array of exceptional motorcycles will be on display and for sale, including a rare 1959 BMW R69, featuring a large capacity Hoske long-distance tank and a rare factory option tachometer; a 1920 ABC Sopwith TT, featuring an advanced wet-sump lubricated horizontal opposed twin; and a 1905 Orion single engine motorbike.

“We’ve created this event with vintage motorcycle aficionados and families in mind,” said Sarah Cruse, General Manager of Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club. “In addition to viewing an impressive display of motorcycles, guests will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch, a live auction and a beautiful spring weekend in Carmel.”

Enthusiasts are invited to participate in The Quail Motorcycle Tour on Friday, May 8, 2009, to kick-off The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. The scenic tour, limited to 50 participants, will wind through the Monterey Peninsula coastline, and will finish with an exclusive dinner at Quail Lodge.

Tickets are $65 per person and include gourmet lunch, musical entertainment and access to the Bonhams & Butterfields auction. The event is free for children 12 and under. Participation in The Quail Motorcycle Tour is $250 per person. To attend, call 877-734-4628 or visit Rooms are available at Quail Lodge starting at $249 per night and may be reserved by calling (888) 828-8787.

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