The collection of approximately 1,800 motorcycles
and a huge quantity of parts both NOS and used is the
largest collection that has ever been offered that I
know of from a single consignor and it will be all No
Reserve. Our contract is to empty the properties, there
are two and we may secure a third location so we can
display the parts properly.
The owner’s Dad, Earl Harrington Sr. was in the
motorcycle business in the early days selling BSA,
Triumph, and Norton. When Honda came along, he sold them
Earl senior sold his dealership and moved to Florida in
1971. Earl Jr. was working in a Honda shop, so in 1978
they decided to start Earl’s Cycles in Ocala.
Earl Jr. always loved and appreciated the motorcycles,
but Dad was there to tell him “that you can’t keep them
all”. After he passed away in 1998 Earl Jr. started to
take his motorcycles that he took in trade home with
him. Earl also attended many auctions including ours and
bought all he could afford.
As far as I know, this is the largest collection ever to
be offered at auction by one man and they are all
selling without reserve. Earl and his lovely wife,
Debbie have decided to leave the city and move to rural
Georgia for a more relaxed life. J. Wood and Company has
been contracted by Earl and Debbie to sell the bikes and
parts at auction to the highest bidder. The auction will
be on March 13, 14 and 15 at both locations during
Daytona bike week and we may get a third location to
display this amazing collection. We will have two
inspection days, March 11 and 12 at the shop location at
2420 N. Pine Ave (Rt441) in Ocala just North of the
city. During that inspection, we will have registration
and a catalog that will reveal the other locations.
What is there? The mainstay of the collection is British
and Japanese, but there are many other brands from other
countries. The conditions are from very good (we have a
Triumph Hurricane with 510 miles on it like new), bikes
that need service, bikes that are fairly easy projects.
bikes that will be more difficult projects and parts
bikes. We will also have NOS parts inventories and
literally tons and tons of used parts. Many of the bikes
are jammed into buildings, shed, trailers, storage
containers, and a bunch got put outside.
Now I have seen many very collectible early Japanese
bikes and parts including those sought after Superbikes.
Folks can visit our website www.jwoodandcompany.com where
we will have many photographs and lists as well as
auction information up very soon.
We will be building lists and getting more photos as we
dig through this amazing collection! Keep an eye on our
web site and sign up for our
email updates as we get this thing together!
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