A big thank you for all of
the folks who participated in the 2013 J.
Wood and Company Classic Motorcycle Auction
at the Barber Vintage Festival! We were
trading motorcycles at the current fair
market value! The sell through rate was
84%! Over $520,000 in sales! Many of the
motorcycles that we offered at the Barber
Auction brought as much or more than many of
us expected. While some of the prices may
not be as high as before the Nation's
economic problems came to a head, the
motorcycle hobby is still alive and well.
Actually the prices that the auction
generated were often equal to or higher than
the NADA 2013 book prices. I noticed that
unrealistically priced motorcycles in the
swap meet went unsold for the most part.
Having said that, vintage motorcycles have
held a much higher percentage of their value
compared to old cars, boats, airplanes and
even real estate. The estimated
attendance was up to a reported 70,000
people for the event! The auction got
motorcycles sold and helped find where the
market is right now. That was our intent
back in 1988 when we first started this kind
of sale and that is what we are still doing.
No false bidding or fake buying, just real
life market prices at the current time. We
had lots of people tell us that they would
be back next year prepared to buy. Here
are the auction results, photos can be found
on the Face Book page of our presenting
Walneck's Classic Cycle Trader face book
We appreciate your
continued faith in our company and our
The BARBER MOTORSPORTS
PARK in BIRMINGHAM,
The BARBER VINTAGE FESTIVAL
attracted 68,000 vintage motorcycle enthusiasts in
2012 and is rapidly growing. We have made a
long-term commitment to our
friends at the Barber
Museum and firmly believe that we can do the best
job for our sellers and buyers at this great event.
This will be a well advertised, well attended
auction. We will be going back to a large tent in
addition to the building this year with a
stage and seating.
Please join us at Barber for the
auction, the giant swap meet, AHRMA roadracing,
motocross, cross country and other exciting venues,
along with the fabulous BARBER MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM!
This is like “Disney World” for motorcyclists! Make
your reservations now, just Google "hotels:
Birmingham, Alabama" choose and sign up. Come early
and stay late for an experience that you will never
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