The 23rd Las Vegas Antique Motorcycle Auction and Races features 600 vintage and classic Motorcycles With special Guests Jean Davidson and John Davidson, family historians of the Harley-Davidson Empire. Held at the South Point Hotel and Casino, the event boastsclassic and antique motorcycles from prize collections around the world from brands like Triumph, Vincent, Ducati, Indian, MV Agusta, BMW, BSA, Excelsior and more, including a 1925 BMW R37, one of six of BMW’s original race bikes, and also a 1938 Brough Superior – the first place winner at the Pebble Beach Concours.
Headlining the auction lineup is the George Pardos Collection, representing “The Evolution of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.” The collection includes 20 of some of the most sought after and historic first-year Harleys in existence ranging from a fully restored 1911 7D Twin to a 1965 FL. The George Pardos Collection is one of the finest groups of Harley-Davidson motorcycles I have ever seen,” commented Christensen. “I’ve seen a lot of bikes cross my path over the last quarter century, but nothing quite like this when it comes to Harleys,” he added.
Most appropriately serving as Special Guests at the Auction, as well as the Masters of Ceremonies for the Flat Track Races, the granddaughter of H-D founder Walter Davidson, is Jean Davidson and her son, Jon Davidson Oeflein, authors of the new book ,“Harley-Davidson Family Memories”. In Jean Davidson’s sixth book, she worked with her son, Jon Davidson Oeflein, to share a very personal glimpse of the founding days of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Jean Davidson and Jon Davidson Oeflein will be at the opening event dinner on Jan. 9 and available through Jan. 11 to sign autographs and greet fans.
Friday, Jan. 10, 8a.m. Preview 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Auction of 300 vintage and collectible motorcycles; 7:30 p.m. Championship Indoor Short Track Series. Admission is $15 for single-day auction pass and $20 for flat track races. Saturday, Jan. 11, 8 a.m. Preview 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Auction of 225 vintage and collectible motorcycles; 7:30 p.m. Championship Indoor Short Track Series. Admission is $15 for single-day auction pass and $20 for flat track races.