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Press Coverage About the Moto Talbott Collection

The Moto Talbott museum has been covered in numerous international magazines and websites since opening in 2016. A sampling appears below; click on the titles to learn more.


Carmel Valley Quick Escape

YouTube Video, May 23, 2019

Experience Moto Talbott through the eyes of children.


How to Spend the Perfect Day in Carmel Valley

San Francisco Chronicle, Peter Fish, Sept. 6, 2017

“An adrenaline-spiking collection of 150 gorgeous, gleaming and mostly rare motorcycles, including a dreamy Italian sky-blue-and-silver 1957 Mondial and a 1931 Harley once owned by McQueen himself.”


The Moto Talbott Collection: From Wines to Whines

Motorcycle Classics Magazine, Corey Levenson

“There’s a new must-visit destination for vintage bike fans who happen to find themselves anywhere near Monterey, California.”


The LA Times Visits Moto Talbott

LA Times, Charles Fleming, Photos by Randy Wilder

"Robb Talbott came of age helping his family make a fortune in the luxury necktie business. Then he turned to grapes, and with his father made another fortune with Talbott Vineyards, an upstart Carmel Valley winery that became one of the premier central California labels."


Get Your Motor Runnin’

Carmel Magazine, Michael Chatfield, August 5, 2016

“Among the motorcycle set, Carmel Valley Road is a favorite ride. With the opening of Moto Talbott Collection in Carmel Valley Village, it’s about to become a lot more popular.”


The Moto Talbott Motorcycle Collection

“Moto Talbott is the manifestation of Robert Talbott's lifelong passion for motorcycles…If you're ever in California, this is a trip worth taking.”


Motorcycle Mania—Moto Talbott Collection

Travel Tawk, Jeanne Neylon Decker, April 6, 2017

“The Moto Talbott Collection has only been open since November 2016 but is already attracting motorcycle fans from all over…every detail has been carefully thought through.”


Podcast 168: Robb Talbott and the Moto Talbott Museum

Motorcycles & Misfits, Liza Miller, October 15, 2016

“Every bike has a story, and Robb knows how to tell it. This will definitely become one of our regular destinations to ride to, and we can’t wait to go back and learn even more.”


Moto Talbott Collection | Passionate Personnel Preserves Motorcycling’s Finest

Ultimate Motorcycling, Jay Fields, October 11, 2016

“It’s easy to see that Robb is genuinely delighted by all of it. For him, it’s not about prestige and perfection—it’s about the stories.”


Video Intermission – A Sneak Preview of Moto Talbott

Bike-urious, Abhi, September 25, 2016

“When I went up to Carmel this summer for the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, I had the pleasure of meeting Robb Talbott. Robb has been quite successful in multiple ventures over the years, but the reason I’m featuring him today is because he just opened up an amazing motorcycle museum that you need to check out.”


Robb Talbott’s 1925 BMW R37 Wins BMW Motorcycle Class at 2016 Pebble Beach Concours

Automobile Magazine, Connor Golden, September 2, 2016

“There was an extremely impressive field of bikes, but it was Robb Talbott’s 1925 BMW R37 that took home the class-winning ribbon.”


True Believers and Monterey

Veloce Today, Brandes Elitch, August 30, 2016

“I want to tell you about one True Believer who has assembled a magnificent collection of mostly Italian motorcycles, including more MV Agustas than you will ever see in one place, right there in Carmel Valley. It is called Moto Talbott and it is owned by Robb Talbott, whose parents Robert and Audrey started the luxury necktie company Talbott Ties many years ago.”


An advance look at the Moto Talbott Museum

RevZilla, Cristi Farrell, July 1, 2016

“People who have discovered their true passion and wish to share it have a presence that draws us in. Robert Talbott is one of those people, and his passion is motorcycles.”


Robert Talbott’s Antique Motorcycle Museum

Motorcycist Magazine, Zack Courts, June 27, 2016

“Talbott is a fanatic, in the purest sense. His enthusiasm overflows and with the extra energy he has put together this museum. It’s that silly little section of his head that holds dreams, and proof that they come alive now and again.”


Moto Talbott Museum: First Look

Duc Talk, Vicki Smith, May 21, 2016

“Our friend Robb Talbott has managed what every collector wishes for - to take all the incredible moto stuff we gather over a lifetime and get it beautifully organized into a museum.”


The Moto Talbott Collection

Rider Magazine, Wendy Newton, May 18, 2016

“Although many an avid motorcyclist has fantasized about what their next bike would be if money were no object, few ever get to realize it. Even fewer share their dream if it comes true...The well-known and respected California vintner recently started the Moto Talbott Collection, a non-profit foundation focused on education, preservation, restoration and, most importantly, giving back to the local community.”


Carmel winery owner turns his personal collection into the West Coast's biggest motorcycle museum

LA Times, Charles Fleming, May 13, 2016

“The entrepreneur is enshrining his love for the bike by turning his personal collection into the West Coast’s biggest motorcycle museum.”


Sneak Peek: Robb Talbott’s Moto Museum, Geoff Drake, September 1, 2015

“There is no logic to the Talbott museum, other than the most logical thing of all: it’s full of stuff Robb likes. This means three large categories: vintage dirt bikes (especially those he raced); MV Agustas and all things Italian; and piddling, 175cc, pre-1957 Motogiro bikes.”