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MotorSports Museum of Orlando Memorabilia Auction
October 7th, 2007
Orlando, FL. September, 2007 - The MotorSports Museum of Orlando has closed its doors to the public. The entire collection of rare motorcycles and motorsports memorabilia will be auctioned off on October 7, 2007 at the museum’s location on 7324 International Drive. The public auction starts at 10:00am. Preview of the auction items will be held Friday October 5th from 12:00pm – 4.00pm, and Saturday October 6th from 12.00pm – 6.00pm.
Highlights of the collection include the only-known official “Dale Earnhardt #3” race used stock car not privately owned by Richard Childress Racing, Danny Miller’s 1970 Plastic Fantastic championship funny car, E.J.Potter’s “Michigan Mad-Man” Whizzer bike, Steve McQueen’s 1967 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, with certificate of authenticity, ridden by the late actor in the movie “The Great Escape,” and the #355 “Grumpy Old Men” Lakester racecar, that set 14 world records, and is race ready to set another record. Of significant interest will be one of the most extensive personal Vintage Triumph motorcycle collections in the world, spanning the 1920s-1970s, to include Bonnevilles, Tigers, and Thunderbirds. Other vintage motorcycles among the collection include MV Agusta, BMW, BSA, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Indian, Sunbeam, Royal Enfield, Benelli, Kawasaki and Ariel to name a few.
Boyd Uzzell, a racing and motorcycle enthusiast, accumulated over 240 motorcycles through a period of 40 years. It was a passion for motorcycles, plus encouragement from close friends and family that brought Boyd’s dream of owning a MotorSports Museum to a reality. Boyd knew it would be a shame not to share his private collection of some of the rarest bikes ever made with the rest of the world. However, despite his best efforts to keep the museum open, for personal reasons he has to close the facility. This has now made available to the public a rare chance to purchase and own these unique items from Boyd’s collection. This auction event will indeed be a major attraction for many motorsport museums and private individuals to add to their collection.
For those unable to attend the auction, absentee, live internet and phone biddings are available. Absentee bids begin September 27th until 9.00am October 7th at www.liveauctioneers.com or eBayliveauction.com. Live online bidding starts at 10.00am EST. For more information on the MotorSports Museum of Orlando auction or a complete catalog of the item offerings, visit World of Décor’s websites, www.wodauction.com or www.MotobiliaAuctions.com, or call 1-800-645-8571
This event is being organized and operated by MotorbiliaAuctions.com, a subsidiary of World of Décor Auctions..
Since June 2007 World of Décor Auctions has successfully staged the sale of other important collection of motorsports memorabilia such as the entire collection of Race Rock Orlando owned by Bobby Moore. World of Décor Auctions is now also accepting consignments for its first Annual MotorSports Memorabilia event in February 2008.
Date and Time
Fri Oct 5, 2007 – Sat Oct 6, 2007
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm (EDT)
Times are shown in US/Eastern time.
|Oct 5, 2007||12:00 pm – 4:00 pm||Auction Preview|
|Oct 6, 2007||12:00 pm – 6:00 pm||Auction Preview|
|Oct 7, 2007||10:00 am – 6:00 pm||LIVE AUCTION AND LIVE EBAY BIDDING|
Location and MapMotorsport Museum of Orlando
7324 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Orlando, Florida 32836