It is just eight acres, that neatly mown lawn by the Quail Lodge clubhouse in Carmel, California. You could run across it in 60 seconds or whack a Titleist clear overhead, given a decent swing. But it's plenty big enough to contain almost the entire history of motorcycling, yours to savor for – just $65? Admittedly, that matches the entry fee for many races and it's way pricier than cuddling up with Wild Hogs on Netflix. But when you leave The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, you will not be thinking about that. Instead, this year, you'd be contemplating the $175,000 it will take to buy a Vincent Black Shadow like the one belonging to Bruce Canepa that earned the Spirit of The Quail award, or how you missed the Vincent Rapide that collectors Mark Mitchell and Mike Long recently dug out of a So-Cal shed. You will be thinking about that tattooed cutie you saw nestled into Randy Grubb's alloy-bodied Decopod, and wondering why you couldn't manage to say hi. You'll be wishing for more of the luscious barbecue that's included with show entry. Marveling at the 1904 Belgian FN, now 109 years old, that looks as ready for a country ride as it did four years before the Model T arrived. Or contemplating the crouching Tavax cruiser that took Japan's Ken Tabata 3 1/2 years to build. So while the Quail Motorcycle Gathering is small, it is actually very, very large.