The Autumn Stafford Sale
Important Collectors' Motorcycles and Spares
15 Oct 2017
Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground

The lifetime collection of Ivan Mauger OBE, MBE will be offered at Bonhams annual Autumn Stafford Sale on 15 October. Mauger won a record 9 World Championships during his career as a motorcycle speedway and longtrack rider.

A winner of more than 1,000 international events in 26 countries across the world, Mauger is legendary throughout the motorcycling world. Mauger came from humble beginnings in Christchurch, NZ and his career first went sideways in 1953 aged just 14. He arrived in the UK at the tender age of 17 and raced for a host of British teams including the Wimbledon Dons, the Hull Vikings and the Newcastle Diamonds, with whom he won his first World Championship in 1968.

In 1969 he moved to the Belle Vue Aces where he became the only rider to complete 'The Triple Crown,' winning the championship in 1968, 1969 and 1970. He won his 15th FIM world championship gold medal a month before he reached his 40th birthday.

Mauger is the holder of six world records, including most Individual Championship Wins and most Individual World Speedway Wins. Simply put, he is the most successful and decorated solo performer that the sport has ever known and was acknowledged as such when he was voted Man of the Millennium by speedway followers.

On October 15, Bonhams Motorcycle Department is to offer Mauger's lifetime collection which comprises more than 50 lots, including championship speedway and longtrack racing motorcycles, trophies, awards and ephemera. The collection includes a number of World Championship winning motorcycles which are accompanied by a selection of trophies and awards that they won whilst being ridden by Mauger throughout his extensive career.

Highlights of the incredible collection include:

1969 World Speedway Championship Winning, 1968 Jawa Speedway Racing Motorcycle (£12,000-18,000)

Incorporating The 1972 World Speedway Championship Winning Engine 1972 Jawa Speedway Racing Motorcycle (£10,000-15,000)

Incorporating The 1972 World Championship Long Track Winning Engine 1971 Long Track Speedway Motorcycle (£6,000-10,000)

1967 British Championship, 1964 Rotax-Jap Speedway Racing Motorcycle (£4,000-6,000)

A Gift from Newcastle Diamonds 1972 ESO Speedway Racing Motorcycle (£4,000-6,000)

Visit for a preview of the incredible lots consigned to the Autumn Stafford Sale. To discuss any aspect of buying or selling collectors motorcycles at auction including valuations for probate, market and insurance, please contact the London office, your nearest specialist, or visit to submit a complimentary auction appraisal request.

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