One of the most significant motorcycle collections to ever come to market

1942 Indian Four “440”

Offered Without Reserve

As the US launched into WWII in late 1941, Indian struggled to push a few more civilian motorcycles out the door before gearing up for war time production. One of the rarest Indian fours built is a 1942. Only about 700 were built.

1969 Kawasaki H-1

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A bike as iconic as the splitting of the atom. Kawasaki showed what they could do with multi-cylinders and two-stroke technology. To find one with one mile is a rare opportunity. This bike is the standard that all restorations will be judged by. The most original in the world!

1981 Honda CBX

Offered Without Reserve

Honda originally released their sixes as race bikes in the ’60s. In the late ’70s, they released their iconic six-cylinder CBX. To find one with low mileage like this first-year touring version is a rare opportunity indeed.

1972 Kawasaki H-2

Offered Without Reserve

The 750 H-2 was the ultimate two-stroke street bike. After Kawasaki released the H-1, it’s like they said, “You ain’t seen nothing yet; we increased the displacement 50%!” This one has all original paint with its original exhaust.

1953 Harley-Davidson KR

Offered Without Reserve

As the US crawled out of the aftershock of WWII and normalcy came back, American flat tracking saw a big revival in the USA. The KR was an over-the-counter racer sold by Harley-Davidson for racers to campaign across the US. Many a county fairground played host to these on Saturday night race card. This is a great example of an as-raced Harley-Davidson. Americana at its best.

1966 Honda CB-450 “Black Bomber”

Offered Without Reserve

The CB-450 was one of Honda’s first “big bikes”, featuring lots of innovative technology with its “torsion bar” valves, electric starter, and futuristic styling.

Presented by Gas Monkey Garage & Richard Rawlings and featuring the lifetime collection of celebrated flat track racer Denny “Kannonball” Kannenberg, the all no-reserve sale will showcase one of the most significant motorcycle collections to ever come to market. Comprising a total of 165 largely original motorcycles including racers, dirt bikes, street bikes and even mini-motorcycles, there is something for everyone who appreciates anything on two wheels, as well as an eclectic offering of 30 collectible vehicles and a treasure trove of memorabilia, petroliana and toys. The auction will take place September 10th and 11th 2021 in Auburn, Indiana.

Among the highlights of this collection full of special bikes is a rare 1942 Indian Four “440” complete with original Indian side car, one of the last Indian Fours ever built before the factory ceased civilian production at the outset of WWII. Also included is a 1986 Honda CX500 Turbo that was presented by Honda to the king of drag racing, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits as the NHRA Champion. With just over 4,765 miles on the odometer, it is in pristine condition and the headlight fairing is inscribed and autographed by Garlits himself.

The infamous 1969 Kawasaki 500 III is another of the collection’s interesting bikes, notorious for being terrifyingly fast and nicknamed “The Widow Maker” for obvious reasons. Offered in original condition, it has just a single mile on the clock. Another of Denny Kannenberg’s personal favorites is a specially modified dirt track prepared Harley-Davidson Model KR from 1953, devoid of any braking system and again designed simply to go fast. Restored to race-ready condition and carrying his legendary number plate of 20J, it is sure to pique the interest of avid collectors.

Also featured are names like Moto Guzzi,  Metisse, a marque made famous by Steve McQueen, Hodaka, Bultaco, Maico and Ossa. Kannenberg further appreciated the technological sophistication of the Japanese manufacturers such as Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha and there are a host more noteworthy examples in the line-up.

160 Motorcycles, 30 Vehicles, & Memorabilia all Offered Without Reserve

Denny Kannenberg earned the name the “Kannonball” during a racing career which ran from 1956 to 1973, when he retired to devote his full-time attention to his Sport Wheels business in Minnesota and his growing family.

“I’m blessed by the opportunity to bring the, literally, lifetime collection of my friend Denny to the world. Here is a historic offering of everything that it is motoring and bikes and racing, representing a real coming age of motorcycles themselves and racing itself and American flat track, and there will not be another opportunity like it.”

Richard RawlingsGas Monkey Garage

Admission Information

Bidder Registration:

$50

Includes bidder registration and admission for two to the auction as well as two all-day preview passes.

Seating during the auction is for Consignors, Registered Bidders, Ticket Holders, Guests, and Credentialed Media only.

Spectator Admission to Preview Days & Both Auction Days:

$25

Per person for all preview days and general admission to both auction days.

Spectator Admission to Preview Days & One Auction Day:

$15

Per person general admission for one auction day.

Schedule of Events

Preview  • Wednesday, September 8
9 AM – 6 PM

Preview of Motorcycles, Memorabilia, and Cars from 9am to 6pm – Preview and test drive (by appointment) the auction cars and meet with representatives of the Worldwide Auctioneers’ team onsite to answer questions about this year’s selection of vehicles prior to the auction.

Auction Office and Bidder Registration from 9am to 6pm.

Preview  • Thursday, September 9
9 AM – 6 PM

Preview of Motorcycles, Memorabilia, and Cars from 9am to 6pm – Preview and test drive (by appointment) the auction cars and meet with the representatives of Worldwide Auctioneers’ team onsite to answer questions about this year’s selection of vehicles prior to the auction.

Auction Office and Bidder Registration from 9am to 6pm.

Auction Day 1 • Friday, September 10
11 AM

Memorabilia Day 1
Motorcycles Day 1

Gas Monkey Garage Afterparty • Friday, September 10
6 PM

Preview & Auction Day 2:  •  Saturday, September 11
11 AM

Memorabilia Day 2
Automobiles
Motorcycles Day 2

Location & Directions

Worldwide Auctioneers HQ

5634 Opportunity Blvd
Auburn, IN 46706

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1955 BSA
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1968 Bultaco El Bandito
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1969 Bultaco Sherpa T 250
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1976 Bultaco Sherpa T 125
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c. 1963 Bultaco Metralla
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c. 1974 Bultaco Astro 250
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1966 Ducati 160
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1969 Ducati Mountaineer 100
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c. 1969 El Tigre Mini Bike
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c. 1970 Fox Mini Bike
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c. 1950s Fuji Go Devil Scooter
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1953 Harley-Davidson KR
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1966 Harley-Davidson 65
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c. 1950s Hiawatha Doodlebug
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1963 Honda CA95 Dream
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1966 Honda Dream
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1967 Honda Dream
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1967 Honda CB-160
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1970 Honda CT70
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1970 Honda Trail 90
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1971 Honda SL-350
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1972 Honda CL-175
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1973 Honda CL70
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1973 Honda CL-175
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1973 Honda CB350F
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1975 Honda CB750F
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1977 Honda Z50 Mini Bike
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1979 Honda CB125S
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1981 Honda CM400A
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1981 Honda CBX
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1981 Honda CBX
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1982 Honda FT500 Ascot
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1982 Honda CX500TC
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1982 Honda MB5
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1982 Honda MB5
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1982 Honda MB5
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1983 Honda V45 Sabre
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1983 Honda V45 Interceptor
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1984 Honda VT500 Ascot
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1984 Honda Z50R Mini Bike
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1984 Honda Z50 Mini Bike
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1985 Honda 500 Interceptor
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1985 Honda VF1000R
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1988 Honda Goldwing Six
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1989 Honda GL 1500
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1989 Honda GB500
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1989 Honda GB500
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1990 Honda NS50
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1990 Honda GB500
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2004 Honda Dream CB50R
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2004 Honda CB50R
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c. 1962 Honda CL72 Racer
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c. 1967 Honda P-50 Moped
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c. 1970 Honda CB-350
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c. 1980s Honda Mini Trail
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1942 Indian Four with Sidecar
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1966 Kawasaki W-1
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1969 Kawasaki H-1
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1971 Kawasaki H-1
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1972 Kawasaki H-2 Mach IV
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1973 Kawasaki H-1
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1973 Kawasaki Z-1 900
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1975 Kawasaki H-2
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1976 Kawasaki KZ750
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1978 Kawasaki Z1-R
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1978 Kawasaki KZ650
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1978 Kawasaki KZ650
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1980 Kawasaki Z-1 Classic
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ550
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1983 Kawasaki Spectre
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1983 Kawasaki KZ550
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2000 Kawasaki W650
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2001 Kawasaki W650
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2018 Kawasaki 900RS
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1999 Laverda Formula 750
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2017 Longjia Buccaneer
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1973 Maico MX
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c. 1960s Montesa 2C Trials Bike
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2014 Moto Guzzi V-7 Racer
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c. 1967 Ossa 175 Sport
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c. 1974 Ossa Stiletto
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c. 1975 Ossa Explorer
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2000 Polaris "Blaze" Mini Bike
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c. 1970s Rickman Hodaka
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1975 Solex Moped
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1969 Suzuki T-120 Trail
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1972 Suzuki Trail Hopper
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1972 Suzuki GT750
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1975 Suzuki Rotary
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1977 Suzuki TS185
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1978 Suzuki GS750
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1978 Suzuki GS750
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1980 Suzuki GS1100
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1980 Suzuki GS750
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1980 Suzuki GS450
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1980 Suzuki GS450
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1982 Suzuki GS1100E
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1983 Suzuki GS1100
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1985 Suzuki GS700E
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1985 Suzuki GS550E
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1953 Triumph Cub
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1961 Triumph T-100 Racer
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1966 Triumph T-120 Racer
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c. 1950s Triumph Short Tracker
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1968 Triumph-Trackmaster
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1999 Whizzer
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1972 Yamaha DT250
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1974 Yamaha TY80 Trials
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1975 Yamaha "Street Tracker"
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1975 Yamaha Trials 175
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1978 Yamaha RD 350
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1980 Yamaha GT80 Street Bike
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1981 Yamaha "Scootebaker"
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1981 Yamaha Virago Euro
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1981 Yamaha SR-500
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1983 Yamaha Heritage 650 Twin
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1983 Yamaha 50 Special
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1986 Yamaha SRX-6
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1987 Yamaha SRX 250
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c. 1970s Yamaha Street Tracker
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c. 1970s Yamaha Drag Bike
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c. 1970s Yamaha 500 MX
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c. 1980 Yamaha 80CC Racer
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