Mecum Auctions to feature hundreds of antique motorcycles in June

(May 19, 2017) Hundreds of antique, vintage and collectible motorcycles will cross the auction block June 1-3 during the inaugural Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle June Auction that will take place indoors at South Point Casino, Hotel & Spa. Three collections will highlight the consignments expected to be received from across the country that will attract motorcycle buyers, sellers and spectators from around the world.

Among featured collections are the 100 bikes from The Zimmerman Brothers Collection, which include a special group of motocross bikes previously owned by movie stars such as Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Lee Marvin, Bud Ekins and others, which the brothers have dubbed their “Hollywood Bikes.”

In addition to the “Hollywood Bikes,” Mark and Randy Zimmerman will also be offering what they consider to be possibly the best collection of restored and original 1959 to 1982 Triumph motorcycles in the U.S., a large share of which were restored by master-restorer Bill Hoard of Martin, Mich.

1967 Husqbarna 250 Commando once owned by Steve McQueen

The Ernest “Bud” Cox Collection will offer 30 motorcycles from the estate of the former columnist who penned a monthly column under the byline of “Old Sage” for “Antique Motorcycle” magazine, the quarterly mouthpiece of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America.

Motorcycles from the collection, of which many will be offered at no reserve, include 14 Indians, ranging from a 1906 single-cylinder racer, a 1931 Indian Four, a Resto Modded 1936 Indian Sport Scout with a telescopic fork and disc brake, and of course, the fantastic Indian “Super 6.”

1906 Indian Single Racer

Other highlights from the collection include 11 Harley-Davidsons from model years 1914 through 2001, several World War II military models of 30.50 and 45 cubic-inch varieties, and individual models of Reading-Standard, Pope, Excelsior, Honda and Whizzer.

The 10-bike Tim Fabian Collection is representative of Fabian’s passion for British units, paying particular attention to BSAs with correct frame and engine numbers, originality, and in the case of the 1969 BSA Rocket III and the 1971 BSA 750 Lightning, rarity. Fabian’s collection also includes a very desirable Honda CBX, and when it comes to late-model bikes, a 2005 Triumph Rocket III and a 2012 BMW KT1600 GTL.

Also to be included at the auction is the first-ever “Legends of Racing” Preview Party from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, that is open to all buyers, sellers and spectators. The event will feature Q&A sessions with three legendary Racers: Don Castro, Gene Romero and Jay Springsteen.

“The continued growth of our Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction in January spurred the demand by consignors and buyers for another event in Las Vegas,” said President of Mecum’s motorcycle division Ron Christenson. “Three fabulous collections and hundreds of other consignments should establish our new June motorcycle auction on the calendars of collectors as another ‘can’t-miss’ event.”

Bidder registration for the auction is available in advance online at for $100, $200 at the auction, and includes admission for two to each auction day. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online once the auction begins; children younger than 12 receive complimentary admission.