J. Wood & Company
Auctioneers ~ Liquidators

  Call 352-795-8895, FAX 352-795-9328 October - April
  Call 978-939- 2309, FAX 978-939-5164 May - September

         Email jwoodandco@comcast.net


J Wood Auction
October - April
8735 West Riverwood Dr
Crystal River, Fl 34428

Phone: 352-795-8895
or  352-586-0440
Fax:  352-795-9328
May - September
482 Hubbardston Rd.
Templeton MA 01468


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Dear Fellow Motorcyclist,

No doubt, you have probably heard about the Barber Vintage Celebration that will be held at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham Alabama October 20 through 22. We are pleased to have been invited to be part of the event with a classic motorcycle auction that will be very different from other events.

First, let me tell you about the park itself. The setting is like a beautiful national park with the roadcourse winding through the green hills that are tastefully landscaped along with some amazing artwork. The museum sits by the track’s edge and will take your breath away. You will see motorcycles that you have never seen before.

AHRMA will be running a full racing program both on the roadcourse and in the dirt. There will be a swap meet and show as well. The auction will take place right inside the museum where you can look up and see the open center as it winds up the five floors of amazing motorcycles on display. Food and drink will be available right there during the sale.

Instead of pushing the bikes around, we will have each one displayed on a large screen above the podium as we sell it. The auction bikes will be on display and available for you to look at during the entire auction, so if you don’t win lot 23, you can go take a closer look at lot 83. There will be plenty of parking, even for your big trailers and room for loading. This will be as “hassle free” as you will find.

The antique and classic motorcycle market has never been better as we have been getting record prices all year as the good motorcycles keep getting harder to find. We have a great collection of “No Reserve” bikes already consigned and we invite you to consign your antique or classic motorcycle as well. All of our registered buyers and sellers will be invited to an early viewing reception with John Surtees, George Barber and his great crew on Friday night. The folks at Barber are great hosts and we are confident that everyone will love this event.

Please send us your consignment photos and information directly to the Barber Museum as soon as possible so we can reserve your spot and advertise your bikes for you.

We hope to see all of you there,

Jerry Wood

We will be at the Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham Alabama October 20-22 and will host an auction right in the new museum on Saturday October 21. Watch for details at

Recently discovered after seventy years of storage, this 1913 Flying Merkel retains eighty five percent of its original orange finish, and is correct and detailed in every respect.  Still visible is the period New York State registration number hand lettered on the rear fender. 
The machine was disassembled for inspection and it was determined that it had stopped running because of a stuck valve. Valves were removed, lapped, and replaced.  The bottom end and flywheel bearings show no wear.  The bores are smooth and have little taper.  The cams and followers are not worn.  Wheel bearings were packed with grease, control cables freed and lubricated, the gas, oil tank and carburetor cleaned, everything put into adjustment; the bike now runs and rides again.  The only replaced parts are tires and tubes, spark plugs, magneto wires, chains and cover.
There are few original survivors of this scarce marque.  This is a rare opportunity to acquire an original finish, high quality v-twin motorcycle running, and eligible for touring in the pre-sixteen class.