Celebrity Donates Motorcycles To Veterans Charity

We wonder if Demi ever rode on the p-pad with Bruce on this bike?

We wonder if Demi ever rode on the p-pad with Bruce on this bike?

His face is instantly recognizable and his support of veteran causes is well known. Now the last action hero, Bruce Willis is donating five of his motorcycles that will be auctioned online to benefit Boot Campaign.

The auction started two months ago with a 2005 Ducati 1000DS which sold for $6,250.

On the block this month is a 1988 Yamaha TW, valued at $1,400. As of Feb 8th, the bidding had reached $1,450 with only 3 bidders competing for the bike.

Willis, who was born on a military base in Germany has long been a supporter of veterans and their charities.

Boot Campaign released a statement from the actor who said, “I wanted to use my bikes in a way that would benefit our military service members, and I am thankful to have found the Boot Campaign as the catalyst for using my bikes in a way that will give back to our country’s true heroes,” “These bikes have been a lot of fun to ride, and my hope is they can do a lot of good for our veterans.”

The charity will auction the bikes in two month intervals. In April, the actor’s 1962 Cushman Eagle will be up and in June a 1991 Yamaha XT. The final auction will be in August and will be a 1972 H-D Ironhead Sportster XLH.

Click here to go to the Boot Campaign website for more information.

History’s Mystery. Where is The Harley Elvis Gave Up To Pricilla in 1971

Admittedly we didn’t do a lot of research into this, but last night at an auction in Texas, the official 1972 divorce papers between Elvis and Pricilla Presley hidden away for nearly 20 years, came to the block and were purchased by an unnamed buyer for 8,963.

The 12-page agreement signed by both Elvis and Pricilla, granted Priscilla ownership of a 1971 Mercedes Benz, a ’69 Cadillac El Dorado and a ’71 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in addition to $100,000 in cash and half the income from the sale of their three houses in California.

There’s one thing in all this we can’t help but wonder about.  Where is that bike?  If you know, leave a comment.  We’d like to talk to the current owner.

The King split with Pricilla in 1972. 4 short years later, he was dead.

Mecum to Offer The Michael Taggart Motorcycle Collection at Monterey Auction

MARENGO, Ill. – Mecum Auctions announces The Michael Taggart Motorcycle Collection – an eclectic mix of 54 motorcycles – will be offered at the third annual Mecum Monterey Auction, Aug. 18-20, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course.

Known by friends and fellow collectors as “Tag,” Michael Taggart – whose father created Taggart Baking Company, makers of Wonder(r) Bread – grew up near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and developed a childhood passion for cars and motorcycles.  Over the years, he has collected an array of bikes representing every genre of the industry: racing, street, dirt track and motocross.

Headlining Tag’s collection is a 1929 Norton CS1 that has been on display in his living room.  The collection also features a variety of high-quality Rickman, Matchless, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Norton, Triumph, BSA, Ariel models and more.

“Mecum has established an ongoing commitment to find underexposed motorcycles and expose them to interested buyers around the globe via the auction platform,” said American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Famer Gavin Trippe, who heads up Mecum’s motorcycle division.  “We are excited to showcase this collection of bikes in our prime Monterey environment where collectors are eager to see and appreciate the art of the motorcycle in a live auction setting.”

Mecum’s daytime Monterey Auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with free admission and free general parking.  Attendees can be part of the action while the auction broadcasts live on Mecum’s national TV show “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Communications’ HD Theater.  For complete auction details or to consign a motorcycle today, visit www.Mecum.com

  or contact Gavin Trippe directly at gavin@mecum.com or 949.337.5307.

It’s Your Chance to Own a Rock Star’s Harley-Davidson

If you’ve got the cash, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Wear Slash’s clothes and ride his Harley-Davidson.

A house full of Saul Hudson’s,(aka Slash) personal belongings, including his 2007 Harley Davidson V-Rod VRSCAW Twin Racing Street Custom Cruiser which is expected to bring less than $10,000.  A steal for any Slash fanatic.

Of course if you get the bike you’ll need to dress the part and you’ll be able to bid on custom Marc Vachon leather motorcycle jackets, including one decorated in a Velvet Revolver “Libertad” theme which is expected to bring an estimated  $1,000-2,000.

If you miss out on the Hog, you can try for one of 14 guitars in the auction, or if you pockets are deep enough, jump in the bidding on his 1966 Corvette equipped with a big block 427 cubic inch V-8 engine with 435 horsepower and mated to a 4-speed manual transmission which Juliens Auction house estimates will fetch between $90,000-$100,000.

The Collection of Slash auction is scheduled to take place on March 26 in Beverly Hills California, and the auction house says that fans who attend the sale dressed as Slash will receive a free catalog. If you can’t make the auction, you can view the catalog here.


Sturgis Bar Fetches Huge Amount at Auction

One Eyed Jack’s Saloon on Main Street in Sturgis sold for more than twice it’s county-appraised value yesterday reaching 9.2 million before the final gavel fell.

The company who auctioned the property said that interest was high as bidders came from states as far California and Florida and as close as Colorado and the Black Hills.

The winning bidder was a local businessman, Louis Bruer, the owner of the No Name City Campground located east of Sturgis.

Bruer told the Rapid City Journal that he has no plans to change anything at the Saloon.

The 45,000-square-foot-property included 80 cash registers, about 800 bar stools, a Sturgis liquor license and an exotic performer license that was grandfathered in after state statutes changed in 2008.

According to the report, it was unclear if the exotic performer license would be transferable to the new owner.