Jakob Greisen now in residence at Bonhams auction house

San Francisco – Jakob Greisen is the newest addition to the Bonhams international motoring department, joining the firm as the Head of Business Development for the US West Coast.

Greisen compliments an existing team of motorcar and motorcycle specialists that spans both the East and West Coasts of America – a team that's already established itself as formidable force in the collector car world.

Assuming his position as of February 1st, based out of the San Francisco office, Greisen's well-known expertise is sure to aid Bonhams in its increasing national and international growth.

Bonhams has already welcomed the new year with more than $16-million in sales from two US motoring auctions in the month of January – the Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction and the Scottsdale Motorcar Auction. With a new auction at the Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance in Florida scheduled later this month, the Bonhams auction calendar – including the established Greenwich Concours d'Elegance in Connecticut in June and the Quail Motorsport Gathering in California in August – is focused on the right venues at the right times.

Having represented some of the rarest and most valuable vehicles in the world, each of Bonhams' specialists has a distinct set of skills. This combined with the firm's consistent achievement of world record prices, puts Bonhams in the position as truly one of the leading global auctioneers of classic vehicles.

Says James Knight, Group Motoring Director at Bonhams, "Jakob's arrival strengthens an already impressive department. He joins our well-established West Coast team of Mark Osborne, David Swig and Nick Smith that balances nicely with Rupert Banner, Eric Minoff and Evan Ide on the East Coast. Between them, we offer expertise in every category, whether it be motorcycles or motorcars of early brass era, vintage, American classics, muscle cars, and European sports and competition race cars. With such a team in place Bonhams is well positioned to become the world's leading auctioneer of collector's vehicles."

Jakob may be contacted about consigning a vehicle for auction or for other inquiries at:
jakob.greisen@bonhams.com
+1 415 503 3284

For information about the above mentioned motoring auctions or those that Bonhams hosts throughout Europe and even Australia, please visit bonhams.com/motorcars.


NOTES FOR EDITORS

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com

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