Mecum Auctions to Offer 1,750 Motorcycles at South Point Hotel and Casino
WALWORTH, WI – January 17, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Mecum’s January Las Vegas-based, vintage and antique motorcycle auction will return to South Point Arena and Equestrian Center’s Priefert Pavilion Tuesday, Jan. 22 through Saturday, Jan. 26 with an estimated 1,750 motorcycles expected to cross the auction block.
The annual event is recognized as the largest global familial-like gathering of consignors, buyers and spectators that share a passion for the history, beauty and camaraderie invoked and inspired by vintage and antique motorcycles.
The 28th annual extravaganza will feature the headlining 235-motorcycle no-reserve offering from the MC Collection of Stockholm, Sweden. Amassed over more than 50 years by Christer R. Christensson, his colleague Ove Johansson, and his highly skilled team of restorers, this world-renowned collection is representative of the very best of the best when it comes to motorcycle design and technology.
Among the collection’s featured bikes are the 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller Replica (Lot F139), which is the very first motorcycle produced, and early American classics like a 1905 Indian Camelback (Lot F150), a 1914 Flying Merkel V-Twin (Lot F133) and a 1917 Pope Model T-17 (Lot F119), as well as other unique motorcycles such as a 1978 Ducati NCR Racer (Lot F143) and a 1968 Munch 4TT Mammut (Lot F114). Highlights abound throughout the collection and represent marques worldwide, including a 1924 NUT Twin (Lot F173) , a rarely seen 1929 Opel Neander (Lot F180), a 1927 Husqvarna Model 180 Twin (Lot F184) and even the elusive 1939 Crocker Big Tank (Lot F111), the venerable release from the short-lived Crocker Motorcycle Company.
Additionally, consignments from 10 private collections provide a wonderful array of highly collectible motorcycles from well-known collectors and collections including Bob Weaver of Grand Island, New York, and Moto Armory of Springfield, Illinois, as well as several lesser-known but equally impressive assemblages, such as the newly discovered Rickey Jensen Indian Collection. Offered entirely at no reserve, the incredible group of “barn-found” items from Jensen includes 15 vintage Indian motorcycles ranging from a 1908 Single Camelback (Lot T306) to a 1948 Chief (Lot T304), as well as hundreds of pieces of Indian memorabilia.
“Following last year’s phenomenal $13-million-plus in sales and 92-percent sell-through rate, the Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction is certain to again cement its title as the world’s premier vintage motorcycle auction,” Mecum motorcycle division’s Ron Christenson said. “For 2019, a significant increase in consignments has only served to enhance the attention that the auction already receives from collectors and enthusiasts globally.”
Bidder registration for the auction is available online in advance for $100, or $200 online and on-site after Monday, Jan. 21, and includes admission for two to each auction day. General admission tickets are available in advance online at Mecum.com for $20, and for $30 at the door and online after Jan. 21; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 23 through Saturday, 26. Portions of the event will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network, and 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.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
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.
About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.
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Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.