|Not Yves' house, but an example of a Jean Prouvé table being used at home...|
|Not Susan's 18th Century folk art/modernist chest, but an example of the coveted genre|
Classic Bike Guide, Oily Rag, The Vintagent), and even at auctions, as motorcycle collecting - for many decades the purview of eccentric obsessives – slouches inexorably toward the Mainstream. A very uncomfortable shift for some, especially the Volunteers, who created a network of old bike enthusiasts, and obsessively searched the countryside for motorbikes, hoarding parts and machines beyond the point of rationality, at a time when bikes were worth sod-all.
|c.1929 Brough Superior SS100 at an English rally in the late 1970s, when such a machine could be purchased for £1500. People complained of the high and rising prices for old bikes even then!|
|Looking at 1960s private adverts can be a painful experience!|
|A dirty old motorcycle is rarely the answer to a midlife crisis...|
|A tale of two Pierces; unrestored at left (sold for over $110k), restored at right (did not meet $42k reserve)|