WOLVERHAMPTON RUGBY CLUB
SATURDAY 11 & SUNDAY 12 AUGUST 2012
Bonhams Motorcycle Consultant Robert Cordon-Champ (also Marston Sunbeam Club honorary historian and consultant) and Motorcycle Specialist James Stenselattended this fantastic two-day rally, held
in the John Marston marque's home town of Wolverhampton for the first time in two decades and attended by club members from as far abroad as Australia and Canada.
After an early breakfast, around 75 machines treated onlookers to an overture of John Marston's finest before heading out to the surrounding roads. A post-lunch Concours was followed by a technical forum, giving members a chance to compare hints
At the evening dinner Robert gave an 'appreciation of John Marston' and prizes including the 'Bonhams Cup' were presented, as well as several barrels of The Marston Brewery's 'Sunbeam' ale consumed.
NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM, BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE
SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2012
A very rare 1898 Phébus Motor Tricycle was among the highlights at the Bonhams sale at the Beaulieu International Autojumble. The 2¾hp model, geared for speeds in excess of 30mph, sold for £28,750.
Other motorcycle highlights from the sale included two lots that both realized more than twice their top estimates: a 1947 Dot 122cc AA Tri-Car that sold for £10,350 and a c.1945 BSA 591cc M21 Motorcycle Combination that sold for £9,430. A 1926 Douglas 348cc EW realized £9,200, a 1922 Scott 532cc Standard Tourer sold for £9,430, and
a 1924 Triumph 550cc SD Motorcycle and Sidecar made £11,500.
PARIS, GRAND PALAIS
THURSDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2013
Headlining the motorcycle section of the forthcoming Bonhams sale at the Grand Palais in Paris is the ex-factory collection of historic
Garelli racing motorcycles. Amounting to some two-dozen machines, it consists mainly of Grand Prix racing Garellis from the 1980s, plus a
selection from pre-war days.
Highlights include the ex-Tazio Nuvolari 350cc racer of 1923 (estimate €85,000 - €125,000), the 1963 50cc Monza world record-breaker (estimate €50,000 - €70,000)and the ex-Eugenio Lazzarini 1983 50cc racer that helped Garelli to the manufacturers' World
Championship that year.
Further entries are invited.