Collections from Jack ‘The Bear’ Coonrod and East Coast Collector to Feature a Variety of Vintage and Motocross Motorcycles
WALWORTH, WI – January 24, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Two major collections from a Gasser-racing legend and a major East Coast collector are expected to turn heads this weekend when the world’s largest antique and vintage motorcycle auction, the 26th annual Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction, slated for this Wednesday through Saturday, kicks off at the South Point Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas.
From The Jack “The Bear” Coonrod Collection
The first of the two collections hails from Jack “The Bear” Coonrod, a Gasser-racing legend, featuring 20 vintage machines from early American makes to later models from across the pond. Among featured consignments from Coonrod’s collection are a 1973 Triumph X-75 Hurricane (Lot F107), from the model’s first and only year of production, a 1912 Indian Board Track Racer (Lot S116) assembled by Coonrod himself, and a 1915 Harley-Davidson 11F Twin (F108), the first year Harley-Davidson motorcycles featured a three-speed transmission and an engine-driven oil pump.
The second collection features 78 motorcycles from a Major East Coast Collection, ranging from Harley-Davidsons and Indians to a vast selection of motocross machines of varying vintage. Featured consignments from the Major East Coast Collection include two new-in-crate 1992 Harley-Davidson Daytona 50th Anniversary motorcycles (Lots F220 and F269), a 1931 Henderson KJ “Streamline” Four (Lot S151) from the final year of production, and a 1981 Maico 490 Mega 2 (Lot F245), a one-year-only model considered by many in the motocross industry to be the best open-class motocross machine ever built.
From a Major East Coast Collection
The vast majority of both collections are set to cross the block this Friday and Saturday. To view the full collections and learn more about the bikes on offer, visit Mecum.com.
Bidder registration for Mecum Las Vegas 2017 is available online in advance for $100, $200 at the auction, and includes admission for two to each auction day. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online once the auction begins. Four-day passes are available for $60. Children younger than 12 receive complimentary admission.
Doors open daily at 8 a.m., with the auction beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, and at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-28. Portions of the event will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network from 4-10 p.m. PST on Tuesday, Jan. 31. A live stream of the entire auction will be presented at Mecum.com.
Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments, including detailed descriptions and photographs of the motorcycles. To view the list, consign a motorcycle or register as a bidder, visit Mecum Auctions’ website or call (262) 275-5050.
About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art® sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 30 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
26th annual Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction
Jan. 25-28, 2017
South Point Casino and Exhibit Hall, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89183
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online once auction starts—price is per person, per day. Four-day passes are available for $60. Children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Motorcycles start at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, and at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-28.
TV Broadcast (NBCSN): Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 4-10 p.m.
(All times Pacific Standard Time)
Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.