Thursday, September 15, 2016

JAY LENO AND THE ROBERT WHITE COLLECTION

It's not typical to auction a major classic vehicle auction for charity, but that's what the late Robert White stipulated in his will.  Jay Leno purchased his collection of 17 Brough Superiors last year, with the funds headed entirely to the hospital Mr. White wanted to support; a cancer treatment center in an area of Britain not well served.   Jay's video is a testament to a friend, and a plug for the upcoming Bonhams auction of the remainder of Robert White's motorcycles, cars, Leicas, etc.  The auction is coming up fast - Monday Sep 19th!
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The variety of machines is impressive, including this 1920 1220cc Ace four in beautiful condition.  Eligible for the 2020 Cannonball!
What looks like an entirely original 1974 Ducati 750SS, with known history from at least 1985...
...and a gorgeous 1953 MV Agusta monoalbero 125cc raeer, which I looked over at the Banbury Run this year.  An amazing, drool-worthy machine.

4 comments:

klooz said...

The Ace is beautiful, but I would hesitate to ride a bike with no discernible brakes.

The Vintagent said...

I'm currently on the Motorcycle Cannonball, and about half the 100-year old bikes have no or poor front brakes. They're riding across the USA...so brakes aren't a barrier to some!

klooz said...

Best of luck.

Melinda Strain said...

Cool video, love reading your blog! Thanks for the share!
Kim