The Barrett Jackson auction from Scottsdale, Arizona is on TV this weekend and if you need an excuse to tune in, some motorcycles are included. They have a few old Vespas, some custom choppers and an old Triumph or two. I don’t think it’s necessarily the best place to sell an old bike but they show up on the list and when you get the auction feeding frenzy that often takes place where cars go for seven figures, dropping way too much on a bike may seem easy to do and those bike owners might get lucky. This year they have a 1950 GM Parade of Progress Futurliner among the offerings, a pretty cool oldie you won’t see every day. The list is long and interesting.
Anyone interested in motor vehicles should watch the action, it’s fun to see opening bids at five times the money I would or could spend on any car. There’s a lot of money floating around out there and I’m always amazed to see some guy that looks like he just gave his wife or son a few hundred thousand to pick up something they like. Geez!
Last year an Olds F88 concept car went for $3 million and lots of custom rods and muscle cars went for well into six figures. I like the old cars and I’ll definitely be watching. On SpeedTV.