Bonhams Announces New Motorcycle Auction in Las Vegas

Inaugural motorbike sale to take place first week of January.

10 May 2010 - San Francisco - **Bonhams, the world's leading auctioneer of motor vehicles, is excited to announce that it will host a new motorcycle auction in Las Vegas, scheduled for the afternoon of January 6th** at the Imperial Palace hotel and casino located on the world-famous "Strip."

Adding to their roster of successful fall and spring sales at the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles and the Quail Lodge in Carmel, "a new motorcycle auction to meet demand is a welcomed addition to our company", says Mark Osborne, head of Bonhams' Motoring Department. "The requests to host such a sale - and do it specifically in Las Vegas - have been overwhelming and we are delighted for the interest and opportunity."

With consignments from significant private collections, Bonhams' January sale is expected to feature over 200 classic motorbikes from around the world.

In anticipation of this introductory event, Bonhams is offering preferential consignment packages until November. To consign a motorcycle or a collection of motorcycles to the first annual Las Vegas sale, interested sellers may call 415-391-4000 or e-mail one of the following Bonhams motorcycle specialists:

• Nick Smith: nick.smith@bonhams.com
• David Edwards: david.edwards.media@gmail.com
• Paul d'Orleans: vintagent1@aol.com
• Jamie Karrick: jameskarrick@sbcglobal.net
• Paul Duchene: paul.duchene@comcast.net

Auction Date/Time/Location
Thursday, 6 January 2011, 1:00-6:00pm
Imperial Palace, 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard (across from Caesar's Palace)

For general information about the 217-year old firm of Bonhams and its 50 specialist departments worldwide, visit www.bonhams.com.