Rare Motorcycle & Memorabilia Online Auction Auction

Rare Motorcycle & Memorabilia Online Auction AuctionLiquid Asset PartnersTypeTimed Online AuctionCountryUnited States23aug10:00 am


Aug 23, 2023 at 10:00AM EDT (GMT-4)


Grand Rapids, MI

Auction Details

The Melvin collection, an online motorcycle auction, is currently running until the end of August 23rd, 2023, at 10 am. The auction is being held by Liquid Asset Partners and can be accessed through the Proxibid auction link. The auction location is Alto, Michigan, near Grand Rapids (zip code 49302).

The collection features a variety of items, including antique motorcycles, some with original paint and low mileage, as well as new machines. Some notable motorcycles in the collection are the 1925 Neracar, 1965 R69 S (formerly owned by Andy Pelc), and Honda Zook. Numerous antique parts are also available for various makes such as Indian, Honda, Harley VR 1000, Crocker, BSA, Triumph, Vincent, and Snow Runner, among others.

Mr. Melvin, the collector, has had an impressive history in the motorcycle industry. In 2004, he acquired the Indian Motorcycle factory in Gilroy, California. Over the years, he has liquidated around 45 dealerships, 11 motorcycle factories, and multiple distributors. With 63 years of riding and collecting experience, he has amassed a substantial collection of rare motorcycle artifacts, including original Indian memorabilia, parts, and artifacts from the Gilroy Indians and old Springfield Indians.

The collection also includes hundreds of motorcycle books, manuals, magazines, antique original advertisements, posters, motorcycle art, antique photos, mechanics tools, trailers, new motorcycle engines, new and antique tires (including a Clincher no-skid set), and a large assortment of rare Vincent parts, Triumph parts, and more. Additionally, there are antique motorcycle license plates and even the original manuscript to the book "My Husband My Friend" by Neile Adams McQueen, which is about Steve McQueen and his motorcycle-related endeavors.

Overall, the Melvin collection represents a lifetime of collecting by a motorcycle racer, rider, dealer, and manufacturer, offering a wide range of unique and rare items for motorcycle enthusiasts.