On the heels of the news of vehicles from Fonzie and Elvis to Madonna and ‘k.d. lang’ coming to auction, comes the announcement of two more notable consignments.Two customized Harley-Davidson motorcycles, both from members of prominent rock bands, will be featured at the Classic California Sale at the Petersen Auto Museum on November 12th.From Matt Sorum, most recognized as the drummer for Gun N’ Roses but who also played with The Cult and was a founding member of superband Velvet Revolver, is a 2008 Heritage Softail Custom with a hopped-up motor, aftermarket exhaust pipes, slightly lowered suspension and just 2,000 miles on the odometer.And from the lead singer of Godsmack, Sully Erna, is a 1998 Heritage Softail Custom with aftermarket rims and pipes, ape hangar bars and silver-on-black flame job.Both motorcycles will join an impressive line-up of vehicles either owned by celebrities or featured in major Hollywood movies, in addition to many other customs and classics from all eras of the American road.Bonhams’ annual Classic California Sale takes place, fittingly, at the temple of the automobile, the Petersen Automotive Museum, on The Miracle Mile of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 12.To register to bid – in person or remotely, order a catalog or to find out more, go to bonhams.com/petersen.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!