The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2022 - Best in Show
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering‘s 2022 “Best of Show” crown was awarded to a 1951 Vincent Rapide. This year marked the 12th annual motorcycle event to be held at The Quail and was attended by more than 3,000 motorcycle enthusiasts.
The show winning bike is owned by Max Hazan and is one of 250 bikes entered at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. In addition to the Best in Show award, classes including British, Italian, Japanese, Competition (both On-Road and Off-Road), Antique, and Custom bikes were awarded respectively.
Additional categories that were awarded include:
- Spirit of The Quail Award – 1984 Honda RS750 owned by Chris Carter of California
- Harley-Davidson XR750 – 1972 Harley-Davidson XR750 owned by Terry Kaluza of California
- BMW /5 Series – 1971 BMW R75/5 owned by Scott Wilmot of California
- Two-Stroke “Braaaps” – 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma owned by Matt Torrens of California
- Hagerty HVA Preservation Award – 1929 Excelsior-Henderson Super X 45CI OHV Factory Alcohol Burner owned by Jeffrey Thomas of Washington
- AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Heritage Award Presented by AMA – 2006 Ducati Fuse owned by Revival Cycles of Texas
New classes and displays for this year included the two-stroke “Braaaps” category which displayed some of the best on- and off-road pre-mixed motorcycles from the past 40 years. Particularly notable examples in this class included a 1995 Aprilia RS250, owned by Marty Musso of California, and a 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma that is owned by Matt Torrens, also of California.
And what all encompassing motorcycle show would be complete without, at the very least, a mention of the Harley-Davidson XR750? Certainly not The Quail – the XR750 was on display as “the most successful race bike of all time” and last, but certainly not least, because it was used by Evel Knievel.
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering is scheduled to take place next year on May 6, 2023. Tickets aren’t available yet, but are expected to go on sale in the fall of this year. If you’ve ever hoped to see a motorcycle-only version of Pebble Beach, keep checking the event’s website and get your tickets as soon as they’re available.