|Bonhams leads the pack in international motorcycle auctions, and combined motorcycle/auto auctions, as at their Grand Palais sale last February|
|Shelby Myers of RM Auctions, at Las Vegas 2011|
In that vein, it has recently been announced that vintage motorcycles will appear at the ultra-prestigious Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza for the first time ever, this May 20-22. Surely the world's most elegant location for an automotive event, the Villa is situated on the shores of Lake Como in Italy. Event sponsor BMW made the decision just two months ago to include motorcycles, and esteemed motorcycle author Stefan Knittel had the task of arranging the bikes for display. Exactly how the motorcycles are physically integrated into the Concours will be very interesting...consigned to a side patch in the 'rough' as at Pebble Beach, or displayed, finally, with the automobiles?