Bonhams is pleased to announce that Tim Parker has been welcomed to the US Motorcycle team where he will focus on augmenting the already renowned expertise of the world's leading auctioneers of motorcycles.
Originally from Cambridge, England, Tim grew up next to Archie Scott-Brown, the heroic one-armed driver, and down the street from the Lister works, which seemed to set the stage for Tim's life.
A career in publishing ensued, focusing on motor-related titles and the opportunity to work with some of the most respected authors in the industry. Having begun his career at Speed and Sports Publications in the UK early in his career, Tim then finished his tenure in the business as CEO of Motorbooks International in the US.
Tim himself is a published author as well as an avid racer – from Daytona to frozen lakes racing. He possesses a wealth of knowledge on post-War motorcycles with a particular emphasis on Italian marques. He is a recognized authority on Laverda, for example, and enjoys restoring and "exercising" vintage and classic machinery regularly.
Jakob Greisen, Bonhams Head of Business Development for the US West Coast, says, "Tim is an excellent addition to our team. Like most of us in the Motoring Department he has inextricably intertwined his life with bikes and cars, and his knowledge and enthusiasm reflect this passion. We look forward to welcoming another motorcycle specialist aboard."
To contact Tim, who lives just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, with questions or to consign a motorcycle to one of Bonhams' forthcoming auctions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-235-2776.
For information about Bonhams' motor auction calendar, please visit bonhams.com/motorcars or call 651-235-2776.
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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