Depending on where you live, spring is either slowly on its way or, unfortunately, still a long ways off. The good news is it’s pretty nice in March in Deland, Fla., home of the yearly Daytona Antique and Classic Motorcycle Auction and Vintage Bike Meet. Check it out March 5-7 on the campus of Stetson University.
Shown here is Gary Scott’s Triumph Dirt Tracker, just one of the many great bikes you’ll find at this year’s auction. (Not familiar with Gary Scott or his Triumph? Visit http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/classics/bike.asp?id=107)
Several staff members here have had dreams about flying in, buying something cool and riding it home. Then reality set in. We thought, however, we should tell you all what great fun this auction can be. Read below for a note from Jerry Wood, who runs the auction, and visit the auction house web site (http://www.jwoodandcompany.com/2008/2008_early_consignments1.htm) to see some of the great bikes that have already been consigned!
Dear Fellow Motorcyclists,
It is time to get ready for the 21st annual Daytona Antique and Classic Motorcycle Auction and Vintage Bike Meet! Last year’s auction was our best ever with $1,300,000 in sales at a 96% sale rate! We are still striving for 100%. It does help that so many of you trust us and our system of honest, fair representation and continue to consign valuable motorcycles at no reserve. If you do not know us, or our event and are nervous about selling your motorcycle with no reserve, we still do accept consignments with a reserve.
Somewhat surprisingly, the market for good collectible motorcycles has never been better. With the housing and some other markets slowing, people seem to be investing in good collectibles. Even classic automobile auctions have been very strong. The fact is that the supply of these bikes is dwindling and the demand is building. Don’t forget J. Wood and Company in your estate planning. We get rave reviews for the job that we do, just contact us for more information.
Remember that our service doesn’t cost - it pays.
We were very happy to see the swap meet filled to capacity last year and we have added some more spaces for this year. To guarantee yourself a good spot, please register early. The same goes for the motorcycle auction—please register them early for a good spot, and send us a photo so we can advertise your bike for you. We save the best numbers for good, pre-registered bikes, consigned at no reserve. Remember we have thousands of buyers from all over the world that come to this event to buy bikes. The auction stays strong as we move along at a good pace.
We are taking steps to streamline our office procedures and to adjust the cost of title services. This process complies with the law and protects your investment. Lynne Breckon, who has worked in the auction office for many years, is now our event manager and has already added activities and included more club participation in the meet.
This brochure is our mailing to ask for consignments, but we already have a list of great bikes, most at no reserve including a never ridden Honda 305 Scrambler: Gary Scott’s Triumph Dirt Tracker: a great 48 Indian Chief rider from an estate and many other great bikes. Add yours as soon as possible, the list is growing each day and can be found on our website.
As always, we look forward to seeing you at our annual gathering during Daytona Bike Week.