2019 Quail Motorcycle Gathering – The Winners

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The 11th annual Quail has come and gone, and my initial reaction was that it was my favorite one so far, at least from a quality-of-bike standpoint. I’ve already shown you the dogs, now let’s look at some bikes! Here are this year’s winners:


Feature image by yours truly. Winner Photos by Paolo Rosas and provided by Kahn Media


Featured up above is friend-of-Bike-urious Ken Morris, who presents his 1968 BMW R60/2 to some judges. Also picture are John Landstrom of Blue Moon Cycle in the rear and Tim Stafford (holding the red/white striped bag). Ken’s BMW is named Lucy, and it’s paired with a ’69 R60/2 he’s previously restored named Desi. Lucy would go on to win 2nd Place in the Other European category – seems fitting, as Desi won the same prize in the same category in 2017.

Here are the rest of your 2019 Quail Motorcycle Gathering winners. Click on any image to enlarge:

Best of Show
1969 Honda CB750 Sandcast
Sam Roberts – California
Editor’s Note: This was the bike that Sam documented in an awesome time lapse!
50 Years of the Honda CB750

Spirit of The Quail Award
Chad Castle Family Private Collection – California
Private Collection

Editor’s Note: The day before the show, the Quail Motorcycle Gathering hosts a 100-mile ride that includes 3 laps of Laguna Seca, a visit to Moto Talbott, and lovely backroads in the Monterey Peninsula. This year, they included an award to highlight one of the machines that went on the ride.

The Quail Ride Award
1986 Bimota DB1R
Adam Cecchini – California

50 Years of the Honda CB750 Award
1969 Honda CB750 Sandcast
Sam Roberts – California

Off Road Wonders Through the 90’s Award
1969 Cheney/Triumph 750cc Scrambler/MX
Scott Dunlavey – California

100th Anniversary of the Brough Superior Award
1925 Brough Superior SS100
Larry Bowman – California

Spirit of the Scrambler Award Presented by Ducati
2016 Scrambler by Ducati
Tom Zipprian – California

Industry Award
2019 BMW Prototype BMW Boxer
Editor’s Note: Revival calls this bike “The Birdcage”
Revival Cycles – Texas
Custom/Modified

Innovation Award
1989 Norton F1 Pre-Production Prototype
Stephen Haddad – California

Significance in Racing Award
1967 Honda 450 Daytona Racer
Ron Mousouris – California
Competition On Road

Design and Style Award
1981 Honda XL500
Niki Smart – California
Custom/Modified

Why We Ride Award
1962 Mustang Stallion
Jim Taylor – California
American 1936-1979

HVA Preservation Award
1929 Brough Superior 680 OHV
Bryan L. Bossier, Sr. – Louisiana
100th Anniversary of the Brough Superior

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Heritage Award
1970 JAWA 652
Chris Carter – California
Editor’s Note: Chris is the ISDT gold medal-winning badass who founded Motion Pro!
Off Road Wonders Through the 90’s

Antique 1st Place
1928 Douglas 4 ¼
Bill Wheeler – California

Antique 2nd Place
1918 BSA Model H
Budd Schwab – California
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American 1st Place
1953 Indian Chief
Matt Blake – Illinois

American 2nd Place
1970 Indian Little Indian
Clive Belvoir – California

British 1st Place
1964 BSA Lightning Rocket
Robert Ives – California

British 2nd Place
1952 Triumph T6 Thunderbird
TSW Collection – California

Italian 1st Place
1972 Ducati 750 GT
Stewart & Renee Garrison – Texas

Italian 2nd Place
1961 Ducati Bronco 125
Kenneth Davis – California

Japanese 1st Place
1974 Kawasaki H1E
Owen Bishop – California

Japanese 2nd Place
1978 Kawasaki Z1R
Trace St. Germain – California

Other European 1st Place
1976 BMW R90/S
Mark Francois – California

Other European 2nd Place
1968 BMW R60/2
Kenneth Morris – California

Competition On Road 1st Place
1979 Kawasaki AMSA Superbike
Kevin McKee – California

Custom/Modified 1st Place
1981 Honda XL500
Niki Smart – California

Custom/Modified 2nd Place
1966 Honda S-90
Dustin Kott – California

Extraordinary Bicycles/Scooter Award
1957 Lambretta LD150 MK3
Eric Lussier – Arizona


What were your favorites?

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