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Published on Oct 21, 2012
The Bonhams auction at Stafford is one of the most anticipated sale of classic motorcycles, spares and memorabilia and today's sale includes several 'big hitters' among its comprehensive list of lots...
Bonhams sale is open for viewing from 9am on the Sunday, but you will need a catalogue for access. The auction commences at 10am on the Sunday. We've picked four items from the 400-plus lots to give you a taster, and snapped some of our favourite lots.
First and quite fitting considering who our guest of honour is the ex-Graeme Crosby, 1978/79 Moriwaki Kawasaki 1100cc TT Formula 1 Racing Motorcycle (lot 364).
To say that New Zealander Graeme Crosby's arrival on the UK racing scene in 1979 caused a sensation would be something of an understatement. At a time when a full fairing and clip-on handlebars were considered essential for a racing motorcycle, here was a bike wearing normal handlebars, ridden by an unknown from 'down under' sitting upright, that immediately had the measure of the home-grown stars. Only a chopper winning the Senior TT would have caused more of a stir...