RideApart recaps the results from well over a dozen classes at the 2018 Quail Motorcycle Gathering

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering has become an increasingly prestigious event on each year’s motorcycle event calendar, and 2018 was no different. Though the Quail typically embraces vintage machinery, the event nonetheless boasts a wide array of motorcycles from all different classes and eras. The 2018 Quail saw more than 3,000 moto enthusiasts show up to see the more than 350 motorcycles on display. While pretty much every bike exhibited at the Quail is special, it’s always fun to see the class/award winners, so with that in mind let’s jump into it.

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Best of Show

1913 Flying Merkel Twin

Douglas & Marian McKenzie

"Best of Show" went to a 1913 Flying Merkel Twin

Spirit of The Quail Award

1920 Indian Streamliner

Clyde Crouch

25th Anniversary of the Ducati Monster Award

2010 Ducati Monster

Isaac Villanueva

Isaac Villanueva's 2010 Ducati Monster won the 25th Anniversary of the Ducati Monster Award

Isaac Villanueva's 2010 Ducati Monster won the 25th Anniversary of the Ducati Monster Award

Café Racers Award

1961 BSA DBD-34 Gold Star

Craig Steggall

Electric Motorcycles Award

1974 Corbin Bonneville Partial Streamliner Salt Racer

Mike Corbin

This award-winning Ducati cafe racer was one of the more modern-looking machines to take home a prize at the 2018 Quail

This award-winning Ducati cafe racer was one of the more modern-looking machines to take home a prize at the 2018 Quail

Industry Award

1960 Harley-Davidson Super 10

Jackson Burrows

Innovation Award

2020 Curtiss Zeus

Curtiss Motorcycles

This 2020 Curtiss Zeus won the Innovation Award

This 2020 Curtiss Zeus won the Innovation Award

Design and Style Award

1968 Ducati 250 Narrow Case

Analog Motorcycles

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Heritage Award

1971 Honda CT-70

Steve Mast

After taking home an award for a custom Guzzi at the 2017 Quail, Hugo Eccles of Untitled Motorcycles brought another bespoke Guzzi to the 2018 event

After taking home an award for a custom Guzzi at the 2017 Quail, Hugo Eccles of Untitled Motorcycles brought another bespoke Guzzi to the 2018 event

HVA Preservation Award

1920 Indian Streamliner

Clyde Crouch

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Extraordinary Bicycles/Scooter Award

1969 Lambretta Vega

Siobhan Ellis

The 2018 Quail honored Arlen Ness customs

The 2018 Quail honored Arlen Ness customs

Antique 1st Place

1913 Flying Merkel Twin

Douglas & Marian McKenzie

American 1st Place

1954 Harley-Davidson ST165

Dan Derby

The 350 bike display included an array of elite antique machines like this original BMW

The 350 bike display included an array of elite antique machines like this original BMW

British 1st Place

1953 BSA BD 1 Bantam

Craig Steggall

Italian 1st Place

1956 Moto Guzzi Cardellino

Vincent Schardt

This Mondial Racer we featured a few months back when it was for sale made an appearance at the 2018 Quail

This Mondial Racer we featured a few months back when it was for sale made an appearance at the 2018 Quail

Japanese 1st Place

1972 Honda CB750 K2

Clay Baker

Other European 1st Place

1974 BMW R90S

Mike Maloney

This year included some pretty crazy looking cruisers too

This year included some pretty crazy looking cruisers too

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Competition On Road 1st Place

1980 Honda CB750F

Kevin McKee

Kevin McKee's 1980 Honda CB750F took first place in the Competition On-Road class

Kevin McKee's 1980 Honda CB750F took first place in the Competition On-Road class

Competition Off Road 1st Place

1956 BSA BB34R Flat Tracker

Chris Carter

Custom/Modified 1st Place

1960 Harley-Davidson Super 10

Jackson Burrows

Siobhan Ellis' 1969 Lambretta Vega took home the

Siobhan Ellis' 1969 Lambretta Vega took home the "Extraordinary Bicycles/Scooter Award"

Significance in Racing Award

1981 Freddie Spencer’s Factory Honda Racing NS-750 Flat Tracker

Anthony Giammanco

Why We Ride Award

1970 Indian Little Indian

Clive Belvoir

Clive Belvoir's 1970 Indian Little Indian claimed the

Clive Belvoir's 1970 Indian Little Indian claimed the "Why We Ride Award"

Photos courtesy of Kahn Media