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Jim’s Forever Collection Headlines Mecum On Time and Las Vegas 2023
Bid Online Now and at the World’s Largest Vintage Motorcycle Auction this January 25-28


Walworth, Wis. – October 11, 2022 – Mecum Auctions’ 32nd annual Vintage & Antique Motorcycle Auction will return to South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this Jan. 25-28, with headlining consignments for the world’s largest vintage motorcycle auction led by Jim’s Forever Collection, to be offered at entirely no reserve. The assemblage features more than 100 motorcycles and quite possibly the largest private collection of Harley-Davidson memorabilia ever offered at auction—a significant portion of which is already available for online bids via Mecum On Time. In total, the Las Vegas auction will feature an estimated 1,750 motorcycles crossing the block throughout the four live auction days as well as additional Road Art selections.
    Coming out of Mendon, Ohio, Jim’s Forever Collection represents the longtime pursuits of Jim Godwin, the former Harley-Davidson dealer behind Jim’s Forever museum. Godwin opened Jim’s Harley-Davidson in a car-and-a-half garage behind his brother’s house in 1961 after discovering a passion for motorcycles while serving in the U.S. Army. The dealership expanded over the following 60 years, with Godwin finally retiring in 2021 and refocusing his efforts on his personal collection he’d been amassing since first becoming a dealer.
    Today encompassing more than 100 motorcycles, Jim’s Forever Collection features an unsurprisingly heavy dose of Harley-Davidsons, ranging from the company’s entry into the lightweight market and motorcycles powered by Panheads, to the recognizable models of more modern times. The lightweight, single-cylinder, two-stroke models make up perhaps the largest grouping within the collection, with offerings from Godwin including a 1948 Model 125 S (Lot S98) showing just two miles, a 1955 Hummer B (Lot S252) that is one of just 1,040 produced, a 1962 Scat (Lot F95) showing a low 5,552 miles that is one of just 993 produced, and much more.
    Uniquely, the collection features a motorcycle from nearly every model year the Panhead was offered, starting with a 1949 EL Panhead (Lot R406) showing zero miles on the odometer and ending with a 1965 FLH Electra Glide Panhead (Lot R403), as well as first- and second-year examples of the bike often referred to as the first factory custom motorcycle: a 1971 FX Super-Glide (Lot R210) and a 1972 model (Lot R211), both with the No. 1 Stars-and-Stripes Harley-Davidson logo on their tanks. Others within the collection include Liberty, Anniversary and Bicentennial editions, and first and final-year examples of Harley-Davidson’s Sturgis models, Knuckleheads and more are also present within. 
    In addition, a vast selection of Road Art from the Jim’s Forever Collection will join the lineup in Las Vegas this January, with items to be offered both live at auction and via weekly online auctions through Mecum’s timed online auction platform, Mecum On Time. Live auction items will be unveiled over the coming months at Mecum.com, while several themed On Time auctions are already underway at OnTime.Mecum.com, with many more to follow.
    Those interested in consigning a motorcycle for auction at Mecum’s 2023 Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction can find complete details about the consignment process and pricing at Mecum.com. Bidder registration is available online in advance and on-site at the auction starting at $100, and standard, in-person bidding includes admission for two persons to the four auction days. For those unable to attend in person, enhanced remote bidding options are also available, including for both online and telephone bidding.
    General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after Jan. 24; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.
    For more information on the 2023 Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction and all other scheduled auctions, visit Mecum.com. Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments and includes detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles to be offered. For schedule information, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum events, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.

Auction Schedule
Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycles 2023
Jan. 25-28, 2023
South Point Hotel & Casino
9777 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89183

Bidder Registration: Options for in-person, telephone and internet bidding start at $100

Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online after Jan. 24—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission



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SATURDAY, February 4, 2023

Practice 12-4pm & Overnight camping    Practice Fee: $20
2022 Championship Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Glen Helen Museum   Dinner starts serving @ 5:00pm, awards @ 6:30pm

SUNDAY, February 5, 2023   OSSRG TT Scrambles Round 1   Gates open @ 6:00am








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 The final 2023 Progressive American Flat Track schedule follows:

March 9, 2023 - DAYTONA Short Track I, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
March 10, 2023 - DAYTONA Short Track II, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
March 25, 2023 - Senoia Short Track, Senoia Raceway, Senoia, GA
April 1, 2023 - Arizona Super TT, Chandler, AZ
April 22, 2023 – Dallas Half-Mile, Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, TX
May 6, 2023 - Ventura Short Track, Ventura Raceway, Ventura, CA
May 13, 2023 - Sacramento Mile, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
May 27, 2023 - Red Mile, The Red Mile, Lexington, KY
June 17, 2023 - DuQuoin Mile, Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, Du Quoin, IL
June 24, 2023 - Lima Half-Mile, Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH
July 1, 2023 - West Virginia Half-Mile, West Virginia Motor Speedway, Mineral Wells, WV
July 8, 2023 - Orange County Half-Mile, Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, NY
July 22, 2023 - Bridgeport Half-Mile, Bridgeport Speedway, Swedesboro, NJ
July 30, 2023 - Peoria TT, Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL
August 6, 2023 - Buffalo Chip TT, Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD
August 12, 2023 - Castle Rock TT, Castle Rock Race Park, Castle Rock, WA
September 2, 2023 - Springfield Mile I, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
September 3, 2023 - Springfield Mile II, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

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https://www.superbikeplanet.com/book-review

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https://www.cycleworld.com/authors/kevin-cameron/


https://www.cycleworld.com/flat-track-racing-finer-points

David Aldana: The Last Prince

https://www.superbikeplanet.com/david-aldana-the-last-prince/




Vintage Flat Tracker Archives and Info!

     

                                


Trailblazers 74th Annual Banquet
Held at the Carson Events Center, Carson, California
April 7th, 2018


Link to Banquet  Photos       Link to Bike Show Photos




Photos of flat trackers at auction


More photos





Link to Riders List






Added new Street Trackers

Street Tracker Index Page


       

       
 
     

Greg Owen Interviews


 http://www.youtube.com/ Jim McMurren


http://www.youtube.com/ Dan Rouit






Web Site    Facebook


Don LaRue's Web Site of National Numbers

http://www.amanationalnumber.com









Old VFT Photos from home page

 I found this photo sequence I took a few years ago of Brandon Bergen at Willow.


Photos page




Lodi 100cc TT National


Link to coverage and results


Lodi - Nite before the Mile



Sammy honored Dominic Colindres, who won last years race,

by running Dominic's number.

Link Lodi results and more photos





2022 Open House Photos

https://www.facebook.com/ClovisFlatTrack

2019 Events & Results


Mecom Las Vegas Auction


January 25


Trailblazers Banquet

April 7

Eddies WCDTS Willow Springs

May 4

Eddies WCDTS Willow Springs

May 5

SCFTA Framer Shootout

May 10

AFT Perris National

May 11



Lodi Nite Before The Mile

August 9


AFT Sacramento  Mile

August 10

Sacramento  Mile - Sunday Amateur

August 11



2018 Events & Results


Trailblazer Banquet


April 7


Lake Cachuma British Bike Rally

June 1

SCFTA Round 2 P.........................erris


2017 Events & Results


Trailblazers Banquet


April 22


Lodi - Nite Before The Mile

May 19

Sacramento Mile

May 20

Dan Rouit Memorial Open House


May 21

Las Vegas Auction


June 1

Eddie's British Bike Rally

June 2


Eddie's WCDTS Willow Springs


October 1





2016 Events & Results


MX'ers
at Perris

January 24


SCFTA Round 1 Perris

February 13

SCFTA Round 2 Perris

March 12

Trailblazers Banquet


April 23


SCFTA Round 3 Perris

April 23

SCFTA Round 4 Perris

May 14

SCFTA Round 5 Perris


May 15

Lodi - Nite Before the mile

May 20


SCFTA Round 6 Perris

June 4

SCFTA Round 7 Perris

July 16


SCFTA Round 8 Perris

August 6

SCFTA Round 9 Perris

September 10

WCVDT Willow Springs


October 1



WCVDT Willow Springs

October 2

SCFTA Round 10 Perris

October 15

Old School Scrambles

November 20


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2015 Events & Results


Del Mar Short Track

February 14

 SCFTA Round 1 Perris

March 28

Trailblazers Banquet

April 11


 SCFTA Round 2 Perris

April 18

SCFTA Round 4 Perris

May 15


Cal Expo GNC

May 30

Cal Expo CFTA Vintage - Amature


May 31


SCFTA Round 5 Perris

June 20

SCFTA Round 7 Perris

July 25
SCFTA Round 8 Perris

August 15
SCFTA Round 10 Perris

October 10

SCFTA Round 11 Perris

November 14

AMA National - Las Vegas

November 20
 Joe Kopp race report from Las Vegas

November 20

Nicky At Perris


February 13


Bultaco Astro Cup


September 5

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2014 Events & Results


SCFTA Round 1 Perris

February 15

SCFTA Round 3 Perris


March 15

San Jose Indoor

March 29


Trailblazers Banquet

April 5

SCFTA Round 4 Perris

April 5th


SCFTA Round 5 Perris

May 17

SCFTA   Round 7 Perris

July 26


Cal Expo GNC

July 26

Castle Rock

August 1

Castle Rock

August 2


Castle Rock

August 2

SCFTA   Round 8 Perris

August 23

SCFTA   Round 10 Perris


October 10
Speedway -World Championship

October 11
SCFTA   Round 11 Perris

November 8

Race Pages Index Page from previous years