The largest Motorcycle Auctions anywhere are held each January in Las Vegas by MidAmerica Auctions. Here at their Las Vegas Auction in 2011, the action was hot & heavy.
BUSINESS & FUN
Motorcycle Auctions are not only great places to buy or sell Classic British Motorcycles, they are really fun events, loaded with action. They become a barometer for the Classic Motorcycle market, helping to determine market demand & price/value of a wide range of models.
TRACKING THE MARKET
Tracking what sells & does not sell can tell you what is popular, which trends are emerging & which are drying up. Tracking prices of sold units reveals market value & demand. Tracking prices of unsold units can tell you what is 'too much' for a given model.
While very educational & informative, Auctions are also a real blast to attend. Lots of like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts & collectors, nervous sellers, anxious buyers, there is an electricity in the air.
Rows & rows of gorgeous Classic British Motorcycles. Like this lovely Ariel Square 4. A wide variety of Classic British Motorcycles are represented, as are bikes of all makes & nations of origin.
LOTS & LOTS OF GORGEOUS BIKES
Then there are those motorcycles...hundreds of them (at a larger auction). Gorgeous, shiny, rare, exotic, wicked, historic, classic motorcycles, an amazing, eclectic collection. And it's all for sale! And not just Classic British Motorcycles, but everything under the sun. What an event!
Appropriate: Banana-yellow bike & a banana seat. This crazy Norton Hi-Rider was just part of the show at the first-ever Bonhams & Butterfields Classic Motorcycle Auction held in Vegas, in January 2011.
MidAmerica Auctions MidAmerica Auctions is one of, if not THE biggest classic motorcycle auction firm in the US. Their enormous Las Vegas auction held every January is probably the largest classic motorcycle auction in the world, with over 500 bikes. They sell tons of motorcycles in general & lots of Classic British Motorcycles in particular. Triumph, BSA, Norton, Matchless-AJS, Royal Enfield, Ariel, Vincent, Velocette... they're all there. Like the world's greatest Classic Motorcycle Show.
1973 Triumph X75 Hurricane at the MidAmerica Auction, Las Vegas 2011.
As Classic-British-Motorcycles.com expands, we will cover motorcycle auctions, motorcycle shows & motorcycle events of every type, with a particular emphasis on Classic British Motorcycles. As we cover these events, our list will grow. For now we're just getting started. But, stay tuned.
Below is a list of Motorcycle Auctions that sold Classic Britsh Motorcycles. There will be contact information & upcoming events listed with each auction covered. Enjoy.
CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE AUCTIONS
Bonham's Classic Motorcycle Auction
Las Vegas 2017
January 26, 2017
Rio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
The world's oldest auction house brought 200 bikes to the Rio in Vegas. The venue was too small & that created some issues. But a good sale with some gorgeous bikes.
Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction 2017
January 25-28, 2017
South Point Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
The grand daddy of all motorcycle auctions this year will be bigger than ever. Over 1,000 bikes are expected. Whether you're a buyer or a seller, or just someone who loves ogling gorgeous classic motorcycles, come to Vegas.
Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Week
Thurs-Sat, January 8-10, 2015
Las Vegas, NV
A 24-year tradition continues as Mecum Auctions takes over for MidAmerica with over 750 motorcycles in their 3-day sale at the South Point. Joined again this year by Bonhams for a 1-day event on Thursday. 1000+ bikes. Don't miss it!
Las Vegas NV
Jan 9-11, 2014
South Point Casino & Exhibition Hall, Las Vegas NV
This is the big kahuna! 500+ drop-dead gorgeous classic motorcycles all being auctioned off over 3 high-RPM days! Plus indoor flat track racing at night. Don't miss this auction!!!
AUCTION WEEK 2012
Las Vegas NV
MidAmerica Auctions, Bonhams & Butterfields, and RM Auctions America all showed up in Vegas the same week with over 1,000 bikes to sell! Wild times, baby!!
BROOKS CYCLES AUCTION
Saturday, November 12, 2011
San Jose CA
The historic Brooks Cycles (1960s Triumph dealership) closed 30 years ago & tons of bikes, parts & memorabilia never saw the light of day again until now. An estate sale was held & everything had to go! You've gotta see this one!
MECUM AUCTIONS, MONTEREY CA
August 18 - 20, 2011
200 Classic Motorcycles & over 600 Classic Cars, sold over 3 days, Thurs-Sat. At the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Spa, with cars spread out over the Del Monte Golf Course. At the same time as the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach.
LAS VEGAS, NV
JANUARY 8-10, 2009
MidAmerica Auctions is one of the biggest & their Las Vegas auction in January is their biggest! 300+ bikes, glitz, glamour & action! Of course, it's in Vegas, so there's lots of fun to be had outside the auction as well.
LAS VEGAS, NV
JANUARY 6-8, 2011
MidAmerica's biggest & best Classic Motorcycle Auction in it's 20th year! At the South Point Casino in Vegas, over 500 bikes, races, a band & hot bidding action! This is the biggest classic motorcycle auction there is & its in the wildest city on the planet. Bikes, booze & Blackjack, what could be better!
BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS AUCTION
Las Vegas NV
January 6, 2011
Bonhams' inaugural Vegas auction with over 200 Classic Motorcycles rolling across the block. World's oldest motorcycle sells for $161K. Held at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino among their amazing classic car collection.
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