Motorcycle aficionados flocked to the South Point Casino and Exhibit Hall in Las Vegas from January 8-10, 2015, for Mecum Auction’s 24th Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. This year, 750 antique and collector motorcycles, spanning a full century of production from 1903 to 2003, were up for auction.

This 1952 Vincent C Rapide V-Twin was the top seller at the auction. It sold for $132,500*
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1952 Vincent C Rapide Motorcycle

Why We Ride Producer/Director Bryan H. Carroll attended the auction and shared some of his photos from the event.




According to Bryan, “This year’s auction took it to the next level. Just when you think you’ve seen every make and model of motorcycle out there, you run into a two-wheel piece of art you never knew existed! There were a few of those motorcycles at this year’s auction for sure. But perhaps the best part of the event was that it turned out to be a big informal reunion with all our friends and stars from Why We Ride, like Gordon McCall (McCall’s Motorworks Revival) , Brian Klock (Klock Werks Custom Cycles) Paul D’Orleans (The Vintagent) and Dave Hansen.

Why We Ride Producer/Director Bryan H. Carroll

Our producer/director Bryan H. Carroll met up with Brian Klock of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles, Mike Tomas of Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Company, Joe Mielke and Dave Siestema at the Mecum Auctions #Motorcycle Auction in #LasVegas Photo cred: Klock Werks on Instagram


  1. Saw the beautiful 1952 Vincent in chinese red. Sold for $132,500. I sold my last Vincent, a 1949 series C rapide for the princely sum of £199. That shows how long ago I sold it. No good crying over spilt milk. I’ve had a lot of motorcycles since then and now have in my garage a 1991 Honda CBR600 and a 2001 Triumph Speed Triple. Knowing what the Speed Triple can do, My wife has instructed me to get rid of it and get something more akin to my age and status. God, I shall miss her.

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