Row after well-spaced row of Ducatis, Triumphs, Indians, BSAs and Nortons welcomed show-goers in a genuinely pleasant and thoughtful environment. With a cover band playing in one corner, and wine and gourmet fare flowing in a pair of large tents, there wasn’t a reason on earth not to be happy in this garden. Especially considering that a number of the Bonhams & Butterfields auction lots could be seen waiting on the balcony above, bringing the total bike count to 250. The show was barely over when the auction began, and onlookers and buyers filtered indoors to watch 106 motorcycles and memorabilia cross the block. In all, the auction grossed $865,368, with the top seller a Massachusetts-built 1910 Royal Pioneer at $92,000. While back on planet earth, a 2002 MV Agusta F4 went for $8050, and for the budget-conscious, an as-new Italian-built ’75 Harley SX175 traded for just $920.