Big Twin West will partner with Manheim to host the first-ever custom bike auction on December 3, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The auction will be available through Manheim Simulcast, which allows dealers to participate in the live auction online. The auction is being held in conjunction with the Big Twin Customs Invitational competition sponsored by Big Twin West, an annual aftermarket trade event for Big Twin motorcycle retailers. Last year, Big Twin West organizers noticed that those who entered their custom designs in the open bike build competition were posting hand-written for-sale signs on the vehicles. Organizers saw an opportunity to provide a better option and partnered with Manheim tofacilitate an auction for the 2006 show. The custom bikes will run in a mini-lane set up at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from 1 to 4 p.m. PST. Bikes preview will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST. Manheim Simulcast will broadcast a live feed of the sale through stationary and handheld cameras for enhanced viewing by dealers online. Big Twin West is a three-day trade show open to the public on the last day.