Going Once, Going Twice….
“One dollar bid, now two, two, will ya’ gimme two? Two dolla bid, now three, now three, will ya’ gimme three?” Anticipation building as the bids go up and up, “FOUR, do I see a four?!”. faster and faster… “SOLD!!!”
The auctioneer’s chant is a beautiful thing to behold.
A tremendous amount of iron was rolled in front of the bidding peepers at Bonhams and MidAmerica Auctions in Las Vegas last weekend and although we wanted to raise our paddles for the BMW Rennsport or the green 1940 Harley Davidson Knucklehead that ended up selling for one-hundred fifty-nine thousand american dollars (a world record), it just wasn’t in the cards for us to take a van full of bikes back to the Deus Emporium. Just being there to see the rare and unique pieces of motorcycle history, friends, and familiar faces was enough to call it good.