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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: https://www.mecum.com/auctions/las-vegas-motorcycles-2024/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 lasvegas@gonavis.com 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 info@mecum.com. 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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Cabana Dan’s Never Ending Projects

Mostly Early Harleys before Transmissions by Bandit with photos by Weed This piece speaks to so many things. This brother is retired, but he’s not turning the motorcycle flame down. When we started this series, he faced three restorations of 1913-’14 Harleys and one Excelsior-Henderson. I could be wrong. There could be a 4th. Since then, he’s scored more early bikes, sold bikes, restored Museum bikes and is currently trying to buy another JD-model V-twin. Click here to read this amazing article only on Bikernet.com * * * * Our Dayrolls are all leather now, with four pockets including a tool flap. They are the best. Click for action.

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AUCTION LIVE: 396-Powered 1950 Mercury Eight Coupe Custom

This 1950 Mercury Eight coupe was modified under previous ownership by Bo Huff Customs of Carbon County, Utah. The car is finished in black with orange accents over black leather upholstery, and power is from a replacement 396ci V8 paired with a replacement four-speed automatic transmission. Additional modifications include a chopped roof with a tan canvas cover, a replacement grille and bumpers, shaved trim and door handles, and stacked headlights as well as a hydraulically adjustable suspension system, four-wheel powered disc brakes, and Vintage Air climate control. The current owner acquired the car in 2012, and subsequent service involved replacing the spark plugs and changing the oil. This modified Mercury Eight is offered by the seller on behalf of the owner with a South Carolina title in the current owner’s name listing the car as a Mercury 505. BID ON IT NOW: Less than 4 hours left https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1950-mercury-custom-2/ Tell ’em Bikernt.com sent ya !! BaT Essentials: Seller: JimmiVonHaas Location: Taylors, South Carolina 29687 Listing Details Chassis: 50SL86985 272 Miles Shown, TMU Replacement 396ci V8 Replacement Four-Speed Automatic Transmission Black Paint w/Orange Stripes Tan Canvas Roof Cover Black Leather Upholstery Chrome-Finished Steel Wheels Disc Brakes Hydraulically Adjustable Suspension Chopped Roof Frenched Taillights Shaved Trim & Handles Replacement Bumpers & Grille Vintage Air Climate Control Power Window & Locks Jensen Cassette Stereo Private Party or Dealer: Private Party Lot #124468 The body was shaved and tunneled with a chopped roof, stacked headlights, and frenched taillights before being refinished in black with orange side stripes under prior ownership. Additional modifications include a tan canvas roof cover, spotlights, and decorative side pipes. The grille was reportedly sourced from a 1953 DeSoto, while the split bumpers are from a 1956 Pontiac. The left rocker panel is dented, crazing is visible in the paint, and scratches

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Cabana Dan’s Early Projects

by Bandit with photos by Weed The 1914 Receives Final Paint and Pinstriping Dan doesn’t stop. He’s hitting events, building bikes, working with the Sturgis Museum and looking for vintage parts constantly. Plus, he studies the history of the bikes he’s building. In this episode between blizzards in the outlaw hills east of Sturgis, SD, we cover the final paint for Dan’s 1914 twin. Click here to read the third part to this custom build series, only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * Follow Bikernet Free Weekly Newsletter to get latest Motorcycling news, updates, reviews, tech, tips, & lot of fun. Click here & take a test ride.

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Sons of Speed 2023 gets massive attendance

by Rogue – Misled – Christy Sons of Speed 2023 has started Bike Week Off With Record Attendance Sons of Speed has always been an enjoyable event for me to attend and cover. I really like that people have taken the time to keep these classic motorcycles running and even more to the point, actually racing them. This event is exploding. I am not the only one who feels that way, the event was packed. Attendance was up and so were the new classes and number of riders racing. Click here to read the wonderful photo feature report only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Gear up to ride to your favorite Motorcycling Events – Click Here to view the all-new 5-Ball Racing Shop  

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Live broadcast of Sons of Speed vintage motorcycle racing

Northern Tool + Equipment Brings First Ever Live broadcast of Sons of Speed vintage motorcycle racing to Next Level Sports & Entertainment and live streaming on YouTube Tools for the Trades™ brings local high school students to pits for hands on experience working in the trades NEW SMYRNA, Fla., Feb. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time ever, Sons of Speed® will be broadcast on Next Level Sports & Entertainment available on multiple cable and streaming platforms around the globe and live-streamed on YouTube, bringing all the excitement of the classic motorcycle racing series to fans who can’t make it to the track. With color commentary from NASCAR’s Kyle Petty, viewers will be fully immersed in the races from the comfort of their homes. The races are possible thanks to presenting sponsor Northern Tool + Equipment and live stream sponsors Twin Power, Mercer and Holland Transfer Co. Races begin at noon EST on Saturday, March 4. During Daytona Bike Week, Sons of Speed centers around racers competing on vintage motorcycles racing on a steeply banked track hitting speeds up to 80 mph. The race takes inspiration from the early 20th century board track racing that showcases pre-1950 V-twin motorcycles. The Sons of Speed race was created to showcase vintage motorcycles and expose the next generation to the history and excitement of motorcycle racing. Additionally, Northern Tool + Equipment will welcome three students from Deltona’s Pine Ridge High to New Smyrna Speedway on Friday, March 3. They will meet Sons of Speed participating racers and work on vintage motorcycles together as part of Northern Tool + Equipment’s Tools for the Trades™ program. Tools for the Trades was created to help address the skilled trades labor gap by providing schools, students, and instructors with the proper equipment for teaching the trades

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World’s Oldest Production Motorcycle Sells For $212,000

This example may be the earliest one still in existence in 2023. World’s Oldest Production Motorcycle Sells For $212,000 At Auction by Janaki Jitchotvisut from https://www.rideapart.com The early days of motorcycling were a wild time. From strapping engines to the frames of unsuspecting bicycles, to steam-powered velocipedes, people were eager to find new and improved ways to get around. New technological frontiers are typically a time of great experimentation, and this era in motorcycling was certainly no different. In February, 2023, an extremely interesting piece of that early history went up for auction at Bonhams Paris The machine in question is an extremely rare 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller, which bears the reputation of “the first powered two-wheeler to enter series production,” as well as the first vehicle to be called by the name “motorcycle” (or “motorrad,” in German). It ultimately sold for €195,500, or roughly $212,000 Yankee dollars including the premium. Brothers Heinrich and Wilhelm Hildebrand set to work crafting their first powered two-wheeler designs during the crucial transition between steam-powered and gasoline-powered vehicles. As the story goes, they started with steam, but eventually turned to a two-stroke design in cooperation with two other individuals: Alois Wolfmüller and his mechanic Hans Geisenhof. Development is often an iterative process, and what the team eventually came up with to make this production vehicle was a water-cooled, four-stroke, parallel twin engine with what must have been a breathtaking displacement at the time: 1,489cc. This reportedly made about 2.5 brake horsepower at 240 RPM, and resulted in a machine that could top out around 30 miles per hour. That might seem terribly slow in 2023, but was likely more impressive in a time when motor vehicles (let alone faster ones) weren’t so commonplace. If this machine seems like an alien contraption to your modern

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Highly Anticipated 2023 Mecum Auction Report

by Bandit with photos from Mecum and Micah McCloskey Are We Doomed or Kickin’ Ass? Some feel the Las Vegas Mecum Motorcycle Auction is the Devil Incarnate. The money-making desire to flood the market with almost 2000 Vintage motorcycles in an unpredictable inflationary period could destroy the motorcycle industry and return us to where we started—grubby bikers. Others were excited to find bits and pieces to complete vintage projects. Some wanted to sniff the action for clues to future sales. The Bikernet investigative team, which we can’t name included builders, brokers, collectors, racers and celebrities. Click to Read the full photo feature report only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Support the Bikernet.com fraternity – Join the Cantina – click to know more

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1951 Jacobsen Power Cycle Prototype Discovered

by Bandit, Cabana Dan and the National Motorcycle Museum A brother, Cabana Dan owns this bike. There were only ten built as prototypes to compete with the Whizzer kit motorbikes. Dan only knows of two and this is one of them. It’s been housed in the National Motorcycle Museum for years. In the early years, the American motorcycle industry served riders with a broad range of machines including lightweight singles. But post-Depression most American motorcycles were at least 500cc’s and had a considerable weight and price tag. The price of a new Indian or Harley-Davidson could buy most of a new Ford or Chevy. Read & View this Jacobsen gem only in Bandit’s Cantina – Click Here * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * What’s Bandit’s Cantina? Why Join? Well, have a look at unmatched benefits by clicking here

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