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John Bonham's motorcycle at auction

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John Bonham's motorcycle at auction

(Google Translation):AARHUS

Many famous motorbike "Captain America" on nethinden from the 1969 film Easy Rider with Peter Fonda in the saddle. It was sold Saturday for eight mio. kr. at auction in Los Angeles. Nu Rogaland restaurateur Mickey Lee's famous motorbike at the same auction.

Under a besøg in the århusianske pizza king in his Mackie's Pizza is the almost umuligt that order to avoid BSA Chopper motorcyklen, where for a quarter century has weather wallpaper - udsmykning - among tusinder af second Collectibles in restaurations cantinaen - which fodboldtrøjer, berømtheders guitars, autographs, photos and guldplader.

In fact, there is no question of any motorbike. Chopper has in fact belonged to none other end John Bonham, where as the drummer in the English band Led Zeppelin several times indene his death in 1980 was udråbt as the world bedste and one af the most revolution rendering personal honors indenfor subject with drumsticks.

»Tidernas changes. Fortunately. For my generation was John Bonham a begreb. The young people, who come here in cantinaen today Kender him, so I have decided to send the Dejlige motorbike on. I have so many things minder and souvenirs Haeng, and then there ske suffered enjoy Nogle walk, "sag Mickey Lee.
At auction in California

He will not even make the berømthedens motorbike. The dollars, the indbringer, go to godgørende purposes. After long omveje comes indtjeningen among andet to go to a statue af NetOp John Bonham. The legend's daughter, singer Deborah Bonham none are Færden that traveling 50,000 dollars, so there may be traveling a statue af father in his native town of Redditch in England.

"I forsøgte first that afsætte motorcyklen to the Hard Rock Café, but they were huge that come igennem to. So I call her daughter Deborah, there actually is a great song Rinde in England. She was with the idea - and so I fik barrels in the large auktionshus Profiles in History. Director ringed Compare. He was aflame, then ye shall be motorcyklen packaged in a trækasser sent to California and at auction in marts, "sag Mickey Lee.
Karantæne from private Værtshus

Mickey Lee saw ad with John Bonhams motorbike in 1988 the music magazine Rolling Stones.

"There was an English phone, I call on. Three days later the John Bonhams Sun, Jason Bonham, op with the cycle in Aarhus in a box truck. He fik 3,500 pounds, three beers and a pizza. So he væk igen, and I apologies Bonhams motorbike. "

Mickey Lee has many minder with the Aarhus famous two-wheeler.

"It hung in the first year of the jukebox been house and disco Downtown, which I ejede. I remember one evening, I havde fået suffered too much. I ended up in the saddle with a bottle of tequila in his hand - and pinned igennem. In the end, Peter Elgaard, and manages the casino, gave me a month's karantæne for my opførsel. On mit own Værtshus, "nagging Mickey Lee.
Tags themselves to auction

Now it is not certain that Bonhams bike indbringer all as many millions as "Captain America" in Saturday at Profiles in History-auction. Struggled not.

"But they sag, that motorcykler from famous honor is good sales items. Now it should be exhibited Nogle months, and then it may be that "snebolden" rolls, and where prospective demand for it. And so it may be that there is also abiding suffered to kræftramte's children. The only thing I have conditioned me is that I get a return ticket to California, so I can witness the auction, "sag Mickey Lee.

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Photo: Kim Haugaard
By Morten Ravn | Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:56

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Mackie's Pizza: http://www.mackiespizza.dk

http://stiften.dk/aarhus/john-bonhams-motorcykel-ryger-paa-auktion

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Thanks, any idea how it ended up there, I just thought that it would end up in the hands of a collecter rather than hanging on a wall in a Swedish restaurant.

No offence to Swedish Zeppelin fans.

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That motorcycle would really be something to have in one's collection. Restore it and place it under spotlights.

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So, did John buy the bike and then replace the American flag on the gas tank with the Union Jack and swap the round headlamp for two square one's? and the front forks too?

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Here something from the IMDB Easy Rider Trivia page,

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064276/trivia

There were 2 bikes used for Captain America, one was stolen the other was burned in the end of the movie. The burned bike was later restored by Peter Fonda and was sold to John Parham and can be seen in the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa Iowa.

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I think it says that they hope the Bonham bike sells for as much as the Captain America bike did, not that it is the same bike

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I think it says that they hope the Bonham bike sells for as much as the Captain America bike did, not that it is the same bike

I hope so, I don't see any of that in the god awful translation google did on the original text. I can only find a mention of this in a twitter feed. There are no news stories coming up in the results when searching for this topic. Although there are a bunch of results containing the word Bonham in them, it relates to the Bonham auction house in San francisco.

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Auction begins October 1, 2015:

Lot 1875: John Bonham’s custom Triumph “Sunset Tripper” chopper.

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Estimated Price: $30,000 - $50,000

Description:

1875. Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham’s custom Triumph “Sunset Tripper” chopper ridden in the epic documentary film The Song Remains the Same. Burbank Customs 1972 “Sunset Tripper” chopper built for Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Inspired by the legendary “Captain America” chopper from Easy Rider, the four members of Led Zeppelin commissioned Ron Hagest, owner of California-based Burbank Customs, to create Triumph-based choppers for each of the band mates. Hagest designed and built the motorcycles based on a rigid, hard-tail frame with customized twisted-steel “springer” front forks and stacked rectangular headlights. Replete with the Union Jack paint scheme on the gas tank and high back seat with sissy bar, each member of the band had his particular “rune,” or symbol (Bonham’s being three intersecting circles, as seen on the cover of their fourth album) welded and chromed on the sissy bar. The Triumph 650cc two-cylinder engine is from a 1970 T120 Triumph Bonneville. Rounding off the custom look are the exaggerated upward bend exhaust pipes flanking the machine. Hagest, recently interviewed, fondly recalls in September 1972 shipping the disassembled motorcycle via airfreight to John Bonham’s country estate called Old Hyde Farm at Cutnall Green in Worcestershire and assembling it for him on his property. One of Bonham’s passions was vintage cars and motorcycles. In Led Zeppelin’s documentary The Song Remains the Same (filmed the summer of 1973; released in 1976), Bonzo can be seen riding this “Sunset Tripper” in the English countryside during his memorable dream sequence. The motorcycle remained with the Bonham family since his untimely death in 1980 until 1988 when Jason Bonham sold it to the present owner. Since 1988, this notorious motorcycle has been displayed in a pizza parlor in Denmark until December 2014 when it was shipped to the United States. Measures 102 in. long x 56 in. tall. Mechanicals are untested and rubber grips have deteriorated. Overall, in very good vintage condition. Engine serial number: AD38939. Sold on a Bill of Sale.
$30,000 - $50,000

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http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/john-bonham-rsquo-s-custom-triumph-ldquo-sunset-1875-c-3f6460ead5

 

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I'm surprised Jason Bonham didn't inherit it in some way, or try and bargain it back.

he was/is a fan of motor cross so the interest in bikes is there-and it was his dad's

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On 6/11/2014 at 5:55 PM, Cecil. said:

Thanks, any idea how it ended up there, I just thought that it would end up in the hands of a collecter rather than hanging on a wall in a Swedish restaurant.

No offence to Swedish Zeppelin fans.

Where did Sweden get into this? I mean Aarhus is situated in Denmark!

 

On 6/11/2014 at 5:55 PM, Cecil. said:

Thanks, any idea how it ended up there, I just thought that it would end up in the hands of a collecter rather than hanging on a wall in a Swedish restaurant.

No offence to Swedish Zeppelin fans.

 

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So does anyone know what happened to the other 3...article says one was commissioned for each member of the band?

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Hopefully the accumulation of 25 years of pizza grease isn't going to raise the reserve, [if one exists].

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On 10/14/2015 at 8:56 PM, Rock Historian said:

I'm surprised Jason Bonham didn't inherit it in some way, or try and bargain it back.

he was/is a fan of motor cross so the interest in bikes is there-and it was his dad's

It was Jason Bonham who sold it to the current seller in the first place in 1988.

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8 hours ago, Fredbloggs said:

It was Jason Bonham who sold it to the current seller in the first place in 1988.

 

8 hours ago, Fredbloggs said:

It sold for $40,000 at the 2015 auction shown above.

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I got to sit on the bike at the winner's house. very nice. he complained about the winning price of course. hahah. cool bike

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