John Shola Collection of British Motorcycles Added to Las Vegas Auction

Group joins private collection of more than 50 Hondas on sale roster

San Francisco – November 30, 2010 – From the collection of John Shola come several important motorcycles that will be offered at Bonhams’ first annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction on January 6, 2011.

Leading the group are no less than five Vincent motorcycles, including:

• 1948 Vincent HRD Rapide B
• 1949 Vincent HRD Rapide B
• 1949 Vincent HRD Rapide B
• 1952 Vincent Black Shadow C
• A Vincent Café Racer Hybrid
• 1953 Ariel Square Four
• 1963 BSA Rocket Gold Star
• 1961 BSA Gold Star
• 1965 Royal Enfield Interceptor
• 1964 Velocette Venom

This news follows Bonhams' earlier announcement of the stunning "barn find" 1952 Chinese Red Vincent Rapide that has been consigned to Las Vegas. Two further Vincents, a 1939 HRD Meteor and 1952 Black Knight, will also be offered from another collection. Altogether, these eight Vincents will comprise one of the largest offerings of this truly legendary brand to be offered in recent years.

Additionally, more than 50 Honda motorcycles from the private collection of Kenneth Klem have been consigned to this highly anticipated sale – all without reserve. The massive, single source offering spans the years of 1963 to 1982 and includes such diverse models as Dreams, Step-Throughs, Mini Trails, Scramblers and, of course, CB350s up through CB750s – all in original condition.

Over 200 classic motorbikes representing every era – starting with the exceedingly rare 1894/95 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller – will be featured in the January auction, which takes place at The Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino hosted by the Auto Collection at the heart of the Strip.

Interested buyers can find more information by going to Sellers interested in consigning a motorcycle to this stellar line-up may call 415-391-4000 or e-mail

The illustrated auction catalog will be posted online for review in the weeks preceding the auction.

**Auction: ** Thursday, January 6th, 1:00-6:00 pm
The Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino, hosted by the Auto Collection
3535 Las Vegas Boulevard (across from Caesar's Palace)

1948 Vincent HRD 998cc Rapide B- Courtesy of Bonhams
1894/95 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller- Courtesy of Bonhams
52 Vincent Rapide- Courtesy of Bonhams
1911 Curtiss Marvell 500cc single- Courtesy of Bonhams
1901 Indian F Head Single- Courtesy of Bonhams