Mecum to Auction Yamaha R1 for Charity at Monterey Event

MARENGO, Ill. – Mecum Auctions will sell a one-of-a-kind Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle at no reserve during their upcoming Mecum Monterey Auction, Aug. 18-20, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course.

The R1 motorcycle will cross the Mecum auction block, Lot T190.1, on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6pm PST.  Designated “auctioneers” for this bike are celebrity Jay Leno and three-time 500cc world champion motorcycle racer “King” Kenny Roberts. The special GYTR-equipped R1, ridden by “King” Kenny in several parade laps around the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit last weekend during, features a unique 50th anniversary red/white paint scheme and various genuine Yamaha custom performance accessories.

“The proceeds for this Yamaha R1 will go directly to Bailey’s Café, a fantastic school of the arts for kids in the Bronx,” said Jay Leno. “Once the bidding is over, I’m sure that the performance of this R1 will only be matched by that of the kids in this great school!”

“This is an outstanding addition to what has shaped up to be considered the greatest collection of motorcycles ever offered at auction, and to have both Kenny and Jay involved with helping the charity puts it over the top.” said Gavin Trippe, who heads up Mecum’s motorcycle division.

Mecum’s daytime Monterey Auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with free admission and convenient 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 or contact Gavin Trippe directly at or 949.337.5307.

For more information on Bailey’s Café, visit

Mecum 2011 Monterey Auction
August 18-20, 2011
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA   93940
Preview: Gates open Thursday-Saturday at 8 a.m.
Auction: Auction begins Thursday- Saturday at 10 a.m.
Live TV Times: Thursday-Saturday 1-5 p.m.
(All times Pacific)

Mecum to Auction Norley Motorcycle

MARENGO, Ill. – Mecum Auctions will offer a 2011 Norley Café Racer Motorcycle (Lot S120.1) at no reserve on Saturday, May 21, 2011, during the Original Spring Classic Auction at Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind.

To create this Norley, Santiago Choppers’ owner Alan Bernard built a motorcycle with a 1200cc Harley Sportster engine installed in a Norton frame using the Café Racer style bodywork and accessories.  The Norley has 16-inch wheels, a Norton Manx style seat. CR Racing Carburetor, two into one SuperTrapp performance exhaust, Brembo brakes and Beringer hand controls.  It weighs less than 380 lbs.

Proceeds from the motorcycle sale will go to Curing Kids Cancer, a non-profit organization founded by Grainne and Clay Owen a year after losing their son Killian to leukemia.  Curing Kids Cancer focuses on funding the best cutting edge research treatments available for pediatric cancer. For more information, visit

Mecum, who will sell the bike during a live broadcast of its popular television series, “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Communications’ HD Theater, is proud to continue its relationship with Curing Kids Cancer.  During the Kissimmee Auction in January, Mecum raised $45,000 for the organization by selling another custom Café Racer motorcycle.

To see a complete list of consignments for the Original Spring Classic Auction, or to preregister to bid, visit or call 815.568.8888.

Original Spring Classic Auction
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E. 38th St.
Indianapolis, Ind. 46205
May 17-22, 2011
Price: $15
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Vehicle Auction: Tuesday – Sunday at 10 a.m.
Live TV Times:    Wednesday 6-9 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 6-10 p.m.
Saturday 2-8 p.m.

Proceeds from Bike Will Benefit Curing Kids Cancer Organization