Racing Champs Gene Romero and Mert Lawwil Headline The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2015

| 5/6/2015 10:21:00 AM

Honda GL1000

Honda will celebrate 40 years of the Honda Gold Wing at The Quail.

The Peninsula Signature Events, a division of The Peninsula Hotels, will celebrate both pre-and post-war eras of the world’s finest sports and racing bikes during the seventh annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, presented by TUDOR, hosted at Quail Lodge & Golf Club. The event will take place on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a media preview from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and will showcase more than 300 motorcycles with more than 2,000 guests in attendance.

In a rare appearance, this year’s Legends of the Sport series will honor two luminaries for the first time in the show’s history, 1969 AMA Grand National Champion Mert Lawwill and 1970 AMA Grand National Champion Gene Romero. Both Lawwill and Romero were inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.

This year, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will exhibit several bikes on display, a few highlights include:
1942 BMW R-75 Wehrmachtsgespann (A Tribute to Military Motorcycles category)
1968 BSA Chopper (Chopper category)
1939 BMW R/12 "Art Deco" Two-Cylinder BMW (Pre-war, first production motorcycle to feature hydraulically damped telescopic forks, owned by Dr. Craig Venter)
1950 Vincent Black Shadow (Fully restored iconic bike owned by Indy 500 winner, Danny Sullivan)

Additional categories on display will include: Formula 750 Group, Scooter, American, Antique, British, Japanese, German, Italian, Other European, Competition On/Off Road and Custom/Modified.