Monterey Classic Bike Auction - 2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition On the Block

For Immediate Release

Wise Collectors Can Bid On Smart Bike

July 13, 2006 - Englishman Paul Smart's stunning victory in the first Imola 200 back in 1972 marked the beginning of the modern Ducati racing era and the emergence of the big-bore twin sport bike dynasty. And in yet another coup for the upcoming MCBA '06, not only will a "Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition" go on the block, but Smart himself will be on hand at the event to sign the bike and personalize it for the winning bidder.

Features on this impressive machine include highly advanced suspension components, a historic color scheme, and a center fairing mount cap engraved with "Ducati - Paul Smart - Limited Edition." Only 2,000 of these beauties were produced.

The Smart Ducati joins Loris Capirossi's '05 MotoGP winner and dozens of other prized collectible bikes of both vintage and modern pedigree that will be available for purchase for two days only during the 2nd annual Monterey Classic Bike Auction, July 20-22 at the Portola Plaza Hotel in downtown Monterey (near Fisherman's Wharf) during MotoGP week at Laguna Seca.

On July 20th, the bikes, memorabilia and artwork can be previewed from 3pm-9pm. Auctions will take place from 5pm-11pm on Friday and Saturday July 21-22.

Registration forms for buyers and sellers are available now at Bidders do not have to attend the auction in person to acquire the collectible bike of their dreams. An easy-to-use online simulcast bidding program enables prospective buyers to bid in real time at their own computer from anywhere in the world.