Mecum Motorcycle Auction Returns to South Point Hotel,
June 1 and 2
600 Vintage and Collectible Motorcycles to Cross the Auction Block
Following the success of the inaugural summer Mecum Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction last June, which achieved $4.4 million in sales with an 80-percent sell-through rate, Mecum will again return to the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 with an estimated 600 vintage and collectible motorcycles on offer.
The event will kick off with a Legends of Racing Preview Party on Thursday, May 31 at 4 p.m. hosted by Don Emde and featuring Brad Lackey, Eddie Lawson, Kenny Roberts and Bubba Shobert. The auction will start Friday morning at 10 a.m., and the current lineup is chock-full of desirable collector motorcycles.
Nearly 100 bikes from The Jim Lattin Collection will be among the auction’s featured attractions. The collection represents more than 100 years of two-wheelers from a turn-of-the-century De Dion-Bouton, a 1905 Iver Johnson and a 1916 Shaw Motor Bike, to present-day examples from Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Yamaha and more.
The Best of Show Collection comprises 21 no-reserve consignments with nearly all restored by master motorcycle craftsmen including Don Harrell, Martin Schalkwijk, Jim Hiddleston, Rod Wheeler, Lars Petersen, Dale Matteson and Jim Kilau – all noted to be among the best in the world in their respective fields of expertise. Among the Best of Show Collection are selections from BSA, Matchless, Norton and others with Triumphs ruling the roost; his Bonneville T120s span from 1966 through 1969, and three of them carry the “R” racing designation.
Other collections consigned to Mecum’s Las Vegas June motorcycle auction encompass bikes from the Estate of R.J. Casale, including motorcycles that were impeccably restored like a 1960 Cushman Super Eagle, a 1953 Indian Chief and a 1965 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide; the Tim Walker Collection, an assemblage that consists of Italian, French, English and American bikes; a dozen racing bikes from collector Bob Weaver; and, 10 motorcycles from the John McNulty Collection, nine of which will be offered without reserves.
Bidder registration for the auction is available online in advance for $100—or $200 at the auction—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 May 31. Children 12 years of age and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. Portions of the event will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, June 3 from 1 to7 p.m. A livestream 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.
All times Pacific.
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 specialized in the sale of collector cars for 31 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 Hotel 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, 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 Hotel 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.
“Official Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas Motor Speedway” and sponsor of the September 2018 Las Vegas NASCAR Monster Energy cup race, South Point 400. In addition, South Point’s Sports Book is home of Vegas Stats & Information Network” (VSiN), where you can listen to the broadcast on SiriusXM 204 and watch the video livestream on VSiN.com.