Experts from the Charterhouse Auctioneers valuation team will be on hand to advise the Island’s residents of the value of their items and their historical significance.
Matthew Witney, Charterhouse Auctioneers commented: “We are not just looking for items associated with the TT Races but anything that people believe would be of interest to motorcycle fans. There is a growing market for prestigious vintage and classic motorcycles and other memorabilia and the Isle of Man, with its heritage and passion for motorcycle racing, is a treasure trove of machines and memorabilia. We have already had significant interest from the Island’s residents who naturally have extensive collections.”
He continued: “We are inviting anyone that has anything associated with Motorcycle Racing that they would like to be valued to come down to the Isle of Man Motor Museum for a free valuation and they can then decide if they would like to include their item in our auction at the Classic TT.”
The first auction is scheduled to take place during the August Bank holiday weekend in 2020 in a specially constructed venue in the Classic TT Paddock in Noble's Park and will be open to both on line and on-event bidders.
Charterhouse have been selling vintage, classic and racing motorcycles for over 20 years and have already received a number of items that will go into next year’s auction. Bikes and significant memorabilia that will be featuring in the auction will also be displayed ahead of next year’s auction in the Isle of Man Motor Museum in Jurby - which is an Officially licensed TT Museum – which, in addition to its collection of vintage cars, also has a comprehensive display of bikes.
Anyone interested in entering a vintage, classic and race motorcycle or collection in the 2020 Classic TT Auction can bring the item or items to the Isle of Man Motor Museum on Sunday 24th November from 9am to 5pm or can also arrange a private valuation on Saturday 23rd, Monday 25th November or Tuesday 26th November by contacting Matthew Whitney 01935 812277 or email bikes.charterhouse-auction.com