January Vintage Motorcycle Blowout

Over 750 vintage bikes up for auction in Vegas

Mecum Auctions is selling over 750 antique motorcycles in Las Vegas Jan. 8-10 at MidAmerica's 24th annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction to South Point. This three-day event is open to all and draws participants from all 50 states and all parts of the globe. This year's selection covers a century of motorcycle history, with bikes produced between 1903 and 2003.

Ten private collections are among the offerings up for bid, 40 motorcycles from The Shane Van Pelt Collection, as well as others from the personal collection of Don Andress, owner and operator of the Las Vegas Harley-Davidson dealership.

You can also bid on a 1966 Harley-Davidson CRTT (Lot S77), with documentation that National Champion Racer Mert Lawwill rode the cycle. This H-D was the first CR Sprint Harley received from Italy in 1966 and one of only six Harley-Davidson factory team CRTT bikes built. Another auction star is the actual stunt bike used in the 1990 Marvel Comics "Captain America" movie (Lot S124). There'll also be a 1911 Harley-Davidson Model 7A (Lot S115) in original, unrestored condition up for auction. These bikes are just the tip of a much larger iceberg of historic iron to be seen and bought at the event.

If you can't make it you can still catch a live stream of the auction at Mecum.com and some coverage on NBC Sports Network. The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. General admission tickets at the gate are $20 per person, per day or $50 for a three-day pass. Kids age 12 and get in free. Bidder registration is $100, which also covers admission for two to all auction days. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning on Thursday, Jan. 8, at 4 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, Jan. 9 and 10, at 10 a.m.

Check out Mecum's Website for the consignments. For more information, register to bid, or consign a motorcycle, visit here or call 262-275-5050.