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

Offered Without Reserve

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.

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

Cars 12% Buyer’s Premium up to $250,000 and 10% thereafter

Memorabilia 21% Buyer’s Premium.*

Buyer’s Premium Online:

Cars 13.5% Buyer’s Premium up to $250,000 and 11.5% thereafter

Memorabilia 24% Buyer’s Premium.*

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

 

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commission as per sale agreement.

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1955 BSA BB32
1955 BSA BB32
Offered Without Reserve


1966 Ducati 160
1966 Ducati 160
Offered Without Reserve


c. 1970 Fox  Mini Bike
1963 Honda CA95 Dream
1966 Honda Dream
1966 Honda Dream
Offered Without Reserve


1967 Honda Dream
1967 Honda Dream
Offered Without Reserve


1967 Honda CB-160
1967 Honda CB-160
Offered Without Reserve


1970 Honda CT70
1970 Honda CT70
Offered Without Reserve


1970 Honda Trail 90
1970 Honda Trail 90
Offered Without Reserve


1971 Honda SL-350
1971 Honda SL-350
Offered Without Reserve


1972 Honda CL-175
1972 Honda CL-175
Offered Without Reserve


1973 Honda CL70
1973 Honda CL70
Offered Without Reserve


1973 Honda CL-175
1973 Honda CL-175
Offered Without Reserve


1973 Honda CB350F
1973 Honda CB350F
Offered Without Reserve


1975 Honda CB750F
1975 Honda CB750F
Offered Without Reserve


1979 Honda CB125S
1979 Honda CB125S
Offered Without Reserve


1981 Honda CM400A
1981 Honda CM400A
Offered Without Reserve


1981 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
Offered Without Reserve


1981 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
Offered Without Reserve


1982 Honda CX500TC
1982 Honda CX500TC
Offered Without Reserve


1982 Honda MB5
1982 Honda MB5
Offered Without Reserve


1982 Honda MB5
1982 Honda MB5
Offered Without Reserve


1982 Honda MB5
1982 Honda MB5
Offered Without Reserve


1983 Honda V45 Sabre
1985 Honda VF1000R
1985 Honda VF1000R
Offered Without Reserve


1989 Honda GL 1500
1989 Honda GL 1500
Offered Without Reserve


1989 Honda GB500
1989 Honda GB500
Offered Without Reserve


1989 Honda GB500
1989 Honda GB500
Offered Without Reserve


1990 Honda NS50
1990 Honda NS50
Offered Without Reserve


1990 Honda GB500
1990 Honda GB500
Offered Without Reserve


2004 Honda CB50R
2004 Honda CB50R
Offered Without Reserve


c. 1970 Honda CB-350
1966 Kawasaki W-1
1966 Kawasaki W-1
Offered Without Reserve


1969 Kawasaki H-1
1969 Kawasaki H-1
Offered Without Reserve


1971 Kawasaki H-1
1971 Kawasaki H-1
Offered Without Reserve


1973 Kawasaki H-1
1973 Kawasaki H-1
Offered Without Reserve


1973 Kawasaki Z-1 900
1975 Kawasaki H-2
1975 Kawasaki H-2
Offered Without Reserve


1976 Kawasaki KZ750
1976 Kawasaki KZ750
Offered Without Reserve


1978 Kawasaki Z1-R
1978 Kawasaki Z1-R
Offered Without Reserve


1978 Kawasaki KZ650
1978 Kawasaki KZ650
Offered Without Reserve


1978 Kawasaki KZ650
1978 Kawasaki KZ650
Offered Without Reserve


1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100
1981 Kawasaki GPZ550
1983 Kawasaki Spectre
1983 Kawasaki KZ550
1983 Kawasaki KZ550
Offered Without Reserve


2000 Kawasaki W650
2000 Kawasaki W650
Offered Without Reserve


2001 Kawasaki W650
2001 Kawasaki W650
Offered Without Reserve


2018 Kawasaki 900RS
2018 Kawasaki 900RS
Offered Without Reserve


1973 Maico MX
1973 Maico MX
Offered Without Reserve


c. 1974 Ossa Stiletto
c. 1975 Ossa Explorer
1975 Solex Moped
1975 Solex Moped
Offered Without Reserve


1972 Suzuki GT750
1972 Suzuki GT750
Offered Without Reserve


1975 Suzuki Rotary
1975 Suzuki Rotary
Offered Without Reserve


1977 Suzuki TS185
1977 Suzuki TS185
Offered Without Reserve


1978 Suzuki GS750
1978 Suzuki GS750
Offered Without Reserve


1978 Suzuki GS750
1978 Suzuki GS750
Offered Without Reserve


1980 Suzuki GS1100
1980 Suzuki GS1100
Offered Without Reserve


1980 Suzuki GS750
1980 Suzuki GS750
Offered Without Reserve


1980 Suzuki GS450
1980 Suzuki GS450
Offered Without Reserve


1980 Suzuki GS450
1980 Suzuki GS450
Offered Without Reserve


1982 Suzuki GS1100E
1982 Suzuki GS1100E
Offered Without Reserve


1983 Suzuki GS1100
1983 Suzuki GS1100
Offered Without Reserve


1985 Suzuki GS700E
1985 Suzuki GS700E
Offered Without Reserve


1985 Suzuki GS550E
1985 Suzuki GS550E
Offered Without Reserve


1953 Triumph Cub
1953 Triumph Cub
Offered Without Reserve


c. 1950s Triumph  Short Tracker
Selling on Monday
c. 1950s Triumph Short Tracker
Offered Without Reserve


1999 Whizzer
1999 Whizzer
Offered Without Reserve


1972 Yamaha DT250
1972 Yamaha DT250
Offered Without Reserve


1978 Yamaha RD 350
1978 Yamaha RD 350
Offered Without Reserve


1981 Yamaha SR-500
1981 Yamaha SR-500
Offered Without Reserve


1986 Yamaha SRX-6
1986 Yamaha SRX-6
Offered Without Reserve


1987 Yamaha SRX 250
1987 Yamaha SRX 250
Offered Without Reserve