From Mini to Mighty – Las Vegas will present a Dirt Biker’s Dreamland
Rarely, beyond once in a blue moon, does an opportunity to bid on fine examples of dirt bike history come along like this.
Come January 25-28, 2017 Mecum MidAmerica Motorcycle Auction will grant you your chance to own one of many dazzlingly machines from some of the most elite collections in the world. One of the most historically significant comes from the Gerrit Wolsink collection and include one of his USGP winning works Suzukis. Anyone old enough to remember ABC’s Wild World Of Sports coverage of the Carlsbad Ca. race will undoubtably remember Wolsink as the five time winner of the prestigious event. Now you have an opportunity to own the actual machine that propelled him to victory.Another fascinating treasure troves of motorcycles comes from a very private collection on the eastern seaboard. Literally hundreds of bikes that have never been seen by the public, much less offered for sale. From original paint, unrestored examples to meticulously restored museum pieces, from first year mini Honda XR75’s to the mightiest of Maicos, with the ground pounding 501 and literally everything in between. Rick Doughty of VINTAGE IRON, who has beed a driving force behind the Primm MX Collection and Moto Armory, has been instrumental in the off road component of this collection. He calls this collection one of the finest in the country. Decades of his time and effort will be on display and on the block during the world’s largest vintage motorcycle auction at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nearly 1000 motorcycles representing dozens of marques ranging in years from 1911 to 2011 including 300 quality Japanese motorcycle will be up for auction with many without reserve, there is truly something for everyone at the 2017 Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction.
Go to www.mecum.com for more details and bidder/consignor registration. www.southpointcasino.com for room reservations.
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