Quail Lodge & Golf Club Announces 2013 Motorsports Events Dates; Appoints Gordon McCall as Director of Motorsports

2013 Season to Kick Off with The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, Honoring ‘Legends of the Sport’ and Featuring Motorcycling Legend Wayne Rainey

CARMEL, CA – March 5, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Quail Lodge & Golf Club today shared its 2013 lineup of motorsports events, organized by The Peninsula Signature Events, a division of The Peninsula Hotels.  The events calendar will commence on Friday, May 3, 2013 with The Quail Ride, a 100-mile motorcycle journey throughout the Monterey Peninsula. On Saturday, May 4, 2013 The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, a day-long event celebrating motorcycling heritage and performance, will feature special guest and racing legend Wayne Rainey. The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, now in its 11th year, will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013. The event will celebrate 100 years of Aston Martin and feature a Retrospective of Automobili Lamborghini Celebrating 50 Years, as well as A Tribute to the California Mille In Honor of Martin Swig and Peter Brock Designs. Bonhams’ 16th annual motorcar auction will also be held in conjunction with The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering this year.

The Peninsula Signature Events also has announced the appointment of Gordon McCall as Director of Motorsports. After 10 successful years as lead consultant on The Peninsula Signature Events, McCall will assume a full-time position overseeing the acclaimed series of motorsports gatherings.

“We are so pleased to officially welcome Gordon to The Peninsula Signature Events team,” said Sarah Cruse , General Manager of Quail Lodge & Golf Club. “He has been invaluable to our success, and we look forward to another season of world-class events in 2013.”

As an esteemed figure in the international motorsports community, McCall has been a founder and key influencer of prestigious gatherings of motorsports enthusiasts. An avid classic car and motorcycle aficionado himself, McCall served as a judge and field coordinator for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for more than 25 years. With his wife Molly, he founded the annual Jet Center Motorworks Revival, a highlight of Monterey Car Week, more than 20 years ago.

“It has been one of my greatest pleasures to help guide the Quail Motorsports team for the past 10 years,” said Gordon McCall , Director of Motorsports. “I look forward to permanently being a part of the team and elevating The Peninsula Signature Events to new heights in 2013 and beyond.”

Launched in 2009, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering honors both pre- and post-war eras of the world’s finest sports and racing bikes, and is held each May at Carmel’s renowned Quail Lodge & Golf Club, which will reopen its hotel and unveil a $28 million resort-wide renovation on March 26, 2013.

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will celebrate its fifth anniversary by introducing the “Legends of the Sport” series, honoring one seminal figure in the sport each year. Wayne Rainey , a top World Championship 500cc Grand Prix rider who has three consecutive World Championships to his name, will be recognized this year. Rainey won his titles in 1990, 1991 and 1992 while riding for Yamaha. Rainey also won two U.S. Superbike Championships in 1983 and 1987.

The Quail Marketplace, a for-sale-by-owner event, also will take place at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering for its second year in 2013. The marketplace offers guests an opportunity to purchase directly from other motorsports enthusiasts.

Participation in The Quail Motorcycle Gathering as an entrant is $120, and includes two tickets, gourmet lunch, and an event gift bag. Tickets to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering are $65 per person ($15 for children 12 and under), and include a gourmet barbeque lunch, offerings from local wineries and breweries together with live musical entertainment. To purchase event tickets, please visit www.quaillodgetickets.com.

Like The Quail Motorcycle Gathering on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheQuailMotorcycleGathering.

About The Peninsula Signature Events

The Peninsula Signature Events is organized by The Peninsula Hotels, dedicated to creating world-class bespoke events at its properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok and Manila, with The Peninsula Paris opening in 2013. Quail Lodge & Golf Club is home to the following Peninsula Signature Events: The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, The Quail Rally, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering and The Quail Ride. http://signatureevents.peninsula.com

About Quail Lodge & Golf Club

Nestled on 850 acres, Quail Lodge & Golf Club includes many trails, beautiful lakes, lush gardens and rolling hills. The Lodge is located in the heart of sunny Carmel Valley, California and is managed by The Peninsula Hotels, owned and operated by The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), since 1997. Quail Lodge is home to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, celebrating its 11th year as one of the premier events in the automotive world, and The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, in its fifth year. www.quaillodge.com

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Paris (opening in late 2013).  The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John’s Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand. www.hshgroup.com

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