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Annual Mecum Auction at Las Vegas 2024

33rd Annual Vintage and Antique Motorcycle Auction by Mecum Auction at Las Vegas January 24-27, 2024 ADDRESS South Point Hotel & Casino 9777 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV 89183 VIEW LOTS: FOOD & BEVERAGE The South Point Hotel & Casino offers a variety of favorites and local cuisine. Food and beverage stands are located throughout the facility. Payment Options Cash and credit or debit cards are accepted. RV/CAMPINGRV/CAMPING Camping on-site at the South Point Casino is not allowed. Campgrounds are available in the area and individuals are encouraged to check local listings for more information. MOTORCYCLE SHIPPING Whether you’re consigning your motorcycle or purchasing a new one, HaulBikes Motorcycle Transportation will deliver your bike safely to its new home! Contact HaulBikes at 888-HAULBIKES today. View rate information. ROAD ART SHIPPING Navis Pack & Ship 6185 S Valley View Blvd, Suite L Las Vegas, NV 89118 or (702)494-9616 *All Road Art must be retrieved by 12:00 PM on Sunday, January 28. Any remaining items will be shipped via our preferred shipping company at the winning bidders expense. ACCESSIBILITY Scooter & Wheelchair Rental Information Personal wheelchairs and mobility scooters are allowed. No on-site rental options are available. Golf Carts Personal golf carts are prohibited. PETS For the safety and comfort of both pets and people, the admittance of any and all animals is prohibited at every Mecum event, unless the pet is a service animal under the federal guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar state or local laws. LOST & FOUND To report a lost item, please contact us at (262) 275-5050 or email TV Schedule: Friday, Jan. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. (Live on MotorTrend+) and Saturday, Jan. 27 from noon to 5 p.m. (Live on MotorTrend+) (All times Pacific) * * […]

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Extremely Rare 1908 Harley Strap Tank Auctioned for $850,000

by Janaki Jitchotvisut from It’s one of the finest examples of this model known to still exist in 2023. When you’re talking about highly collectible motorcycles, there are a few makes that consistently come up. Vincent. Brough Superior. Henderson. Occasionally, a rarity among rarities makes its way to the auction block, such as a Crocker Big Twin, or, if you’re really lucky, a Harley-Davidson Strap Tank. The latter extremely rare machine is what just took the honor of the top-selling bike at the 2023 Mecum Las Vegas auction, and one of the coolest things about it is that it’s lived in Wisconsin for its entire life. As you can see in the video, as the bid amount quickly increased into the high six figure range, it still hadn’t met reserve. When it got to $850,000, the seller decided to lift the reserve—and indeed, that’s the selling price at which this pristine, beautifully restored, 1908 Harley-Davidson Strap Tank crossed the stage. Under Mecum’s listing of its top ten bikes from this auction, it gives the total price (including all applicable fees) as $935,000. For those unfamiliar, the Strap Tank is most definitely one of the most important models in Harley history—if not the most important. This model is what evolved from William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson’s initial shed builds, and was the first model to roll out of the Chestnut Street—later Juneau Avenue—factory. It quickly established a reputation for the brand’s builds that endured through the decades. As the story goes, 150 Strap Tanks rolled out of the factory in 1907, increasing to 450 in 1908. Of those 450 bikes produced in 1908, fewer than a dozen are thought to still exist in 2023—and far fewer in as correct a condition as this one. What makes this particular example

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