The Highlights Of The Upcoming 29th Las Vegas Auction 2020 By Mecum

The world’s largest vintage and antique motorcycle auction starts tomorrow!

The 29th Las Vegas Auction 2020 will take place from January 21-26. Once again Mecum Auctions offers an extravagant selection of vintage, custom and modern motorcycle to auction this year. From a rare 1953 Vincent Black Shadow to a 2011 Rooke Custom National Guard Scarlett 3 Wheeler, every motorcycle enthusiast will get their money’s worth. Rare and well-preserved bikes are the absolute standard of Mecum Auctions. Register to bid online here.

View all lots of the Las Vegas Auction


1953 Vincent Black Shadow Series C

Bid for LOT F254


  • The 1953 Vincent Black Shadow is the most well known Vincent made
  • The worlds fastest motorcycle in the 1950s, they are highly collectible for their ability to be ridden daily alongside the bikes of today
  • Comes with VOC certificate of authenticity and works records
  • Frame no. RC11397
  • Engine no. F10AB/1B/9497
  • A wonderful restoration by a well respected Vincent expert
  • Recently had a recommissioned, so it is well sorted, running beautifully, braking quickly, and ready for you to enjoy.

1947 Harley-Davidson El Knucklehead

Bid For LOT S83


  • AMCA judged at 94.5 point on motorcycle’s first time out, judging sheets included with sale
  • 1,050 miles since restoration
  • Restored 61 CI engine
  • Engine number: 47EL4764
  • Restored transmission
  • Original OEM frame fitting only 1947 model fuel tanks
  • Restored chassis
  • Restored springer fork
  • Restored wheels

Bid For LOT S69


  • From the Rhode Island Collection
  • Professional restoration just completed with no expense spared
  • The last of the Big Twin Popes
  • Pope offered the first OHV twin in 1912
  • The Pope V-twin was the fastest production motorcycle at 70 MPH top speed.
  • Hottest thing on wheels among early American motorcycles.
  • Fully sprung with a well-developed and civilized engine
  • Proved to be the “King of the Hill” in 1916.

2011 Rooke Custom National Guard Scarlett 3 Wheeler

Bid For LOT S40


  • Sold on Bill of Sale
  • Built for display only
  • Can’t currently be titled, registered or licensed for public road use
  • From the Jesse Rooke Estate
  • One of a kind
  • Built at the request of the Jordan Suzuki Superbike racing team for National Guard
  • Built around a new GSXR100RR Suzuki Superbike supplied by the factory
  • Jesse’s love for 3 wheeled English vehicles was the spark for this project
  • Custom chassis was a product of his involvement with Foddrill Fabrications
  • Foddrill fabricated suspension pieces and aluminum body panels
  • First reaction from the National Guard was “this not what we expected”
  • That changed when it turned into a ‘fan favorite’ in Daytona
  • National Guard toured the country with this popular Rooke machine
  • Following its tour as a ‘Guard attraction’ it was renamed “Scarlett” in honor of Jesse’s new daughter
  • One of the Rooke bikes Jesse kept for himself

1912 Indian Single Belt Drive

Bid For LOT S108


  • From the Art Redford Collection
  • Sold on a Bill of Sale
  • Purchases by NV resident or NV dealer are on a Bill of Sale for display purposes only.
  • Not for highway or public road use
  • Original unrestored
  • Found in Montana barn
  • Records indicate only 150 belt drive singles were built
  • Previous owners include Lowell Clock and Don Whalen
  • Considered by many to be a 98 point original motorcycle

1953 Indian Chief 80

Bid For LOT F157


  • Currently in the Dr. Craig Venter Collection
  • Restored by a nationally recognized Indian restorer Dennis Craig
  • Purchased from the Dr. Cannavo Collection
  • 80 Cubic inch
  • 3–speed transmission
  • Last year of the famous Chief model
  • Recently serviced and ready to ride

1916 Militaire Four Cylinder


Bid For LOT F88


  • Sold on a Bill of Sale
  • Purchases by NV resident or NV dealer are on a bill of sale for display purposes only
  • Not for highway or public road use
  • Motor rebuilt by expert George Hood
  • A factory correct restoration
  • Multiple award winner
  • Third owner
  • 3 speed transmission
  • Multiple award winner including Half Moon Bay Concours

Report by

Tags from the story
, ,