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

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.

Preview & Auction Day 1 • Friday, September 10
9 AM – 6 PM

Preview of Motorcycles, Memorabilia, and Carsfrom 9am to 6pm

Preview & Auction Day 2:  •  Saturday, September 11
6 PM

Location & Directions

Worldwide Auctioneers HQ

5634 Opportunity Blvd
Auburn, IN 46706

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Read Full Terms & Conditions for the Denny “Kannonball” Kannenberg Collection Auction

Buyer’s Premium On-site, Telephone or Absentee:

Cars 12% on hammer price $250,000 and below, hammer price above $250,000 is 12% on hammer up to $250,000 and 10% on hammer price above $250,000.

Memorabilia 21% Buyer’s Premium.*

Buyer’s Premium Online:

Cars 13.5% on hammer price $250,000 and below, hammer price above $250,000 is 13.5% on hammer up to $250,000 and 11.5% on hammer price above $250,000.

Memorabilia 24% Buyer’s Premium.*

*A 3% Buyer’s Premium discount will be given for cash settlement.

 

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