The 2019 Quail Motorcycle Gathering
My first trip to the Quail was quite an amazing experience! Friendly and interesting people, stunning motorcycles and great fun. My team and I showcased a few bikes this year from a few different genres. We brought a 1951 Moto Guzzi Falcone to give a little friendly competition to our good friend Chris Carter (Motion Pro), a 1930 Dunelt 500, because it’s so rare and badass, and a 1922 Douglas B22 which we actually thought was a 1928 until about a week before the event. For the weeks leading up to the Quail, I worked solely on the show bikes taking them from museum pieces, to running capable machines. If I’m being honest, they were all relatively straightforward to recommission, which I was pleased about because my business is focused on sourcing and selling high quality motorcycles, not restoring them. The day was like a dream, and having the opportunity to speak with the visitors, judges, and some of my mechanical heroes was phenomenal. Starting the bikes for the gathering crowds was an exhilarating experience that I will never forget. As the day went on, the Douglas seemed to be a crowd favorite, and when I returned from the beer garden with my wife and saw an award invitation on the fuel, I was shocked! Fast forward an couple hours later and I am up on stage accepting a first place trophy fir the Antique class. I am so grateful for this amazing opportunity to showcase such amazing pieces of motorcycle history and I am honored to have received the award for the Douglas. See you next year Quail Motorcycle Gathering!This Motorcycle is now for Sale! Click here.