A note From Jerry Wood about
this very special auction!
Auction" Those words usually mean that everything is
really for sale, not picked over, and sold without reserves.
While my good friend and customer for over 25 years, Mike Harper
is alive and well, he has consigned his motorcycle collection to
J. Wood and Company to sell without reserve. Mike and his wife,
Alice, have decided to retire and are selling this collection
for that purpose. Mike's son Curtis will continue to operate the
Harper's Moto Guzzi international parts service. You could call
this a "Living Estate Auction"
We have the whole collection that Mike
started in about 1963 and there are some great motorcycles in
it. I have been in the motorcycle business for over 51 years and
Mike has bikes and other items that I have never seen before and
in some cases did not know existed.
We have about 325 or more motorcycles as
well as parts, memorabilia, some rare 3-wheel trucks, Scooters,
a '55 Chevy and three antique trucks. There are a lot of Italian
and British machines and some of about everything else. They
start at 50cc and go to 1,100cc. Most are 1930's to 1970's with
a few later models.
We feel that we will have something for
everybody. Some of the bikes are like new with dust on them,
some of them need a bit of cleaning and freshening up after
their long rest and some are projects. Did you know that both
Honda and BSA made motor-wheels? I didn't and we have one of
each. Many of the motorcycles are wonderful art and some will be
are posting a list of all of the brands that we have found so
far as well as some photographs. There are buildings chock full,
so we will be adding information, lists and more photos as we
gather them. You can sign up for our email service right on our
website and you
will be notified when we get more information up. Mike
live on a large farm with hundreds of acres and any registered
buyers may stay on-site in self contained RV's if they like. The
auction will be in Greenwood Missouri, not far from the Kansas
City Airport. There are hotels and restaurants nearby as well as
beautiful scenery and parks. This will be a historic event that
you won't want to miss. Nothing will be sold before the auction!
There are no prices, so please don't ask, just plan to come.
Directions: From Kansas City take US 50
east to MO 7 hiway south three miles to Stringtown rd then three
miles east to 32401 Stringtown Rd.
There will be a $10 admission fee that is good for both days
that will be fully refunded with auction purchase.
Click Here for information as to how
this auction will work
Over 325 Motorcycles, most are
1930's to 1970's - 50cc to 1,100cc
The collection includes (and we are
An amazing collection of Moto Guzzis from hand
shift singles to big twins plus scooters, Gilera, Ducati, Moto
Beta, Moto Morini, Bianchi, Garelli, Bianchi, Benelli, BSA,
Triumph, Norton, Royal Enfield, AJS, Matchless, Greeves, Cotton,
Cheney, Velocette, Panther, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha,
Marusho, Lilac, Hodaka, Tohatsu, Yankee, Indian, Whizzer,
Simplex, Allstate, Rokon, Can Am, Jolly, NSU, CZ, Jawa, Panonia,
Thornax, DKW, Zundap, Ossa