Auction Alert! Mecum sells Michael Taggart collection and MidAmerica goes online at Pebble Beach

| 8/17/2011 11:06:12 AM

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Michael Taggart Collection 
Part of the Michael Taggart Collection to be auctioned by Mecum Auctions 


Which auction to choose? That's going to be a tough call for vintage motorcycle buyers taking in the Pebble Beach/Monterey vintage auction scene this weekend, with Mecum Auctions looking to unload 54 classic motorcycles from the Michael Taggart collection and MidAmerica Auctions making a bid to sell 100-plus vintage motorcycles and gear at Pebble Beach during the 61st Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.  

The Michael Taggart collection, an eclectic mix of 54 motorcycles, will be offered at the third annual Mecum Monterey Auction, Aug. 18-20, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course


Known by friends and fellow collectors as "Tag," Michael Taggart - whose father created Taggart Baking Company, makers of Wonder Bread - grew up near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and developed a childhood passion for cars and motorcycles. Over the years, he has collected an array of bikes representing every genre of the industry: racing, street, dirt track and motocross.   

Headlining Tag's collection is a 1929 Norton CS1 that has been on display in his living room. The collection also features a variety of high-quality Rickman, Matchless, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Norton, Triumph, BSA, Ariel models and more.  

 1929 Norton CS1 
1929 Norton CS1 from the Michael Taggart Collection. 

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8/23/2011 3:30:47 PM

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