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Date: Jun. 20, 2017

The Allen Smith Collection of significant motorcycles to be offered without reserve at Worldwide Auctioneers’ inaugural Pacific Grove Auction during Monterey Car Week

Auburn, Indiana. June 19, 2017. Slated to cross the block at Worldwide Auctioneers inaugural Pacific Grove Auction out on the Monterey Peninsula this August is a remarkable offering of ten significant motorcycles from the collection of renowned motorcycle authority, Allen Smith. “We’re delighted to have been entrusted with the sale of this tightly focused and expertly-curated collection of two-wheeled legends, assembled over the years by a true enthusiast,” said John Kruse, Managing Partner & Auctioneer. “The Allen Smith Collection includes some of the most significant early American motorcycles, as well as icons from pre-and post-war Britain, all offered for sale entirely without reserve.”

Included in the collection is an historic and award winning 1903 Indian Camelback, a museum worthy example of the world’s fastest motorcycle for 1903 and the first Indian chain-drive production model, stunningly restored by vintage motorcycle expert Bradford Wilmarth. Another recipient of an outstanding Bradford Wilmarth restoration and one of the era’s fastest motorcycles with inline “four”-power, is a 1914 Henderson Model C Four, once again offered entirely without reserve. One of fewer than 500 produced in all and an early example of America’s first four-cylinder motorcycles, a singular 1910 Pierce Four will also go under the hammer.

Among the iconic British motorcycles in the sale are a striking, impeccably documented and authentic, unrestored ex-Steve Klein 1939 Brough Superior SS80 and a muscular 1954 Ariel Square Four Mark II, restored by noted marque expert Chuck Walton. The entire collection can be viewed online at worldwideauctioneers.com and further information is available by calling 1.260.925.6789 or emailing Worldwide’s specialists at info@worldwideauctioneers.com

Worldwide Auctioneers will present its inaugural California auction at the start of Monterey Car Week on the evening of Thursday, August 17th, 2017, making it the first scheduled catalogue format auction of that storied week. The Pacific Grove Auction will showcase roughly 70 outstanding automobiles and motorcycles in the spectacular ocean side setting of the historic Pacific Grove Golf Links, adjacent to the famous 17 Mile Drive and perfectly positioned at the tip of the Peninsula for visitors of both Monterey and Pebble Beach. Full information on schedules, admission and bidder registration is available here

Visit worldwideauctioneers.com and Worldwide Auctioneers’ social media properties for ongoing consignment and event news. Along with The Pacific Grove Auction on the Monterey Peninsula, the company’s annual schedule includes The Scottsdale Auction in Arizona in January, The Texas Classic Auction in Arlington in April and The Auburn Auction, held during Labor Day Weekend in Indiana.
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