In addition to the nearly 250 antique, vintage and classic motorcycles being offered at the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction in January is a unique collection of mid-century motorcycle cutaway engines and components.
A 1960 Pannonia 250 motorcycle with sidecar, on display with other classic bikes at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
Sculptor Steven Posson pays tribute to Albert “Shrimp” Burns in an investment-cast bronze statue called The Flying Mile.
by Richard Backus
The Collector Gene drives certain collectors to accumulate many vintage motorcycles.
The wheels are in motion and the music is cued up for MidAmerica Auctions’ 22nd Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction and Races on Jan. 10-12, 2013, at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Bonhams, the premiere auction house most closely associated with all things Steve McQueen, will be offering the Hollywood icon’s very own ‘Husky’ at its 3rd annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction in January.
A Spanish-made 1965 Sanglas on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
by Richard Backus
After days of being pummeled over its handling of the nomination and subsequent de-nomination of Nobby Clark from induction into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, officials with the AMA and Hall of Fame have finally issued a lengthy explanation of their actions. Whether this quells pent up frustration with the organization is anybody’s guess, but at least they finally put a foot forward to quiet what rapidly became one of most embarrassing chapters in the organization’s history. The AMA’s response appears below. A PDF of the release is available at the AMA site by clicking here. – Richard Backus
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