Classic motorcycles and parts for auction in Rutland
Bob and Christine “Teenie” Bearor would go to shows or just to have fun on one of Bob’s Harley-Davidsons, often in matching outfits. The couple married in a 1958 Corvette.
Indian Chief Motorcycle from 1947, an old green and gold restoration and with all stainless steel parts supposedly dipped in gold (although not tested for real gold plating).
1976 Harley-Davidson FLH motorcycle with a sidecar which Mr. Bearor nicknamed “The Joker”. Many hours and thousands of dollars have gone into this one-of-a-kind, personalized motorcycle.
1932 Indian Chief 4 cylinder motorcycle in need of some restoration work, a barn find that appears almost complete.
This is the lifetime collection of a single owner of the late Robert “Bob” Bearor, a motorcycle enthusiast, and his wife Christine, who was called “Teenie”.
– Yvette VanDerBrink
Vermont Business Magazine Robert “Bob” Bearor’s Lifetime One Owner Collection – an incredible blend of Harley davidson and Indian motorcycles, coins and memorabilia dating as far back as 1908, including rare and important motorcycles found in a barn that finally see the light of day, as well as vintage cars, miniature racing cars, vintage tractors, chainsaws, vintage fishing lures and more up for auction on Saturday, August 14 at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, by VanDerBrink Auctions, based in Hardwick, Minn.
Mr Bearor, who passed away in 2019, was a self-proclaimed car and motorcycle enthusiast and wild man who, along with his wife Christine, was called “Teenie” due to his short stature of just 4ft 9in. , have always surrounded themselves with vintage cars and motorcycles, especially Harley-Davidsons, which the couple drove for shows or just for fun, often in matching outfits. The two married in a 1958 Corvette. Teenie survives her husband.
Along the way, Bob befriended Ed Flynn, a wild spirit and owner of an Indian Motorcycles dealership in Bennington, Vermont. Ed’s collection was just as impressive as Bob’s and, upon Ed’s death and with the blessing of Ed’s widow, Mr. Flynn’s massive inventory of Indian motorcycles (two of which were unearthed under his house), along with hundreds of pieces (including NOS) and memorabilia from the Indian dealer, have become part of Bob’s collection.
In May of this year, a team from VanDerBrink Auctions, along with motorcycle enthusiasts from New York City, visited the Bearor property to inventory Mr. Flynn’s collection. In a chicken coop, they found 14 frames and vintage Indian and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The museum was full of Indian and Harley memorabilia and pieces. For three days, the crew diligently dug through the buildings on the property and discovered 53 motorcycles, hundreds of parts and memorabilia.
From now on, the two collections combined in their entirety will be sold to the highest bidder, directly at the exhibition center and online, via Proxibid.com. A preview will take place on Friday August 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. The catalog, along with a video, can be viewed now on the VanDerBrink Auctions website: www.VanDerBrinkAuctions.com. “Many motorcycle parts will be reserved for bidders on site, so it’s best to attend the auction in person,” said Yvette VanDerBrink of VanDerBrink Auctions.
Several motorcycles are sure to attract attention. One is the 1947 Indian Chief Motorcycle, an old green and gold restoration and with all the stainless steel parts supposedly dipped in gold (although it has not been tested). The bike had toured at a Mr. Bearor’s exhibit and it ran when parked. It has a 4-stroke V2 V2 engine with suicide chain drive, whitewall tires with fringes and a large white leather seat with fringes – a truly unique motorcycle.
Then there is the 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH motorcycle with a sidecar that Mr. Bearor nicknamed “The Joker”. Known as a Coney Island custom, the bike is powered by a Harley V Twin engine, only shows 9,567 miles on the odometer, and has plenty of green metal flakes. Many hours and thousands of dollars have gone into this one-of-a-kind, personalized motorcycle. It comes with a 10-page review, listing everything that has been done. Bearor visited it by semi-trailer on a display.
Two Indians that are rare but in need of a restoration are the 1932 Indian Chief 4 cylinder motorcycle and the 1937 Indian Sport Scout with V Twin engine, both barn finds which seem for the most part complete. Souvenirs include vintage advertising posters for Indian Power Plus engines (25 inches by 38 inches) and an Indian and Goodyear advertising poster (13 ½ inches by 40 inches).
Other Indian motorcycles and parts in the auction include a rare 1917-1918 Indian Model O Light Twin, 1920 Indian Power Plus, 1924 Indian Chief, early 1928 Indian frame, 1932 Indian Scout , a 1932 4-cylinder Indian Chief, a 1937 Indian Sport Scout, two 1937-1939 Indian Chief rigid frames, a 1938 Indian Junior Scout, a 1938 Indian Chief frame, a 1949 Indian Arrow and a 1951 Indian Warrior TT. Web VanDerBrink Auctions for a complete list of offers.
The Harley-Davidson category will include an early 1916 Harley Davidson frame and engine, a 1919-1922 Harley-Davidson Sport project, a 1991 Harley Davidson, a 1997 Harley-Davidson Electro-Glide Sport, a Harley-Davidson frame from the years 1930, a Harley -Project Davidson VL Series and more. Lot 170B should trigger a bidding war; this is for a very rare pair of Harley 1916 wheel discs.
Motorcycles from other manufacturers include a 1972 Honda CB100, 1974 CB125S, and 1982 Yamaha GT80. Motorcycle memorabilia will include 50 vintage Indian dealer motorcycle posters, Indian lapel pins, Indian postcards, Indian tools , Indian bikes, Indian oil cans, vintage motorcycle leathers, kidney belts, racing suits, vintage racing posters, vintage motorcycle hill climbing posters and more.
The few vintage cars in the auction (none of which work and need updating) include a 1964 Ford Thunderbird coupe, white / cream with a black vinyl top, a V8 with automatic transmission, and a bodyshell body. largely rust-free; an old restored 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne four-door sedan, black with a white roof, a V8 with automatic transmission and 103,132 miles; and a 1982 DeLorean DMC12 Coupe barn find with stainless steel exterior, 33,886 miles and complete engine and transmission.
Antique tractors will include a Farmall A, Farmall Cub with blade, Case ™ tractor, Beaver tractor and Massey Harris pony. Stationery gasoline engines will include a Majestic 2hp engine, Majestic 3hp engine, International Type M engine, International Tom Thumb engine, Fairbanks Morse Type Z engine, Maytag stationary gasoline engines and other examples.
Vintage miniature racing cars will include an example with a nice cream colored metallic paint, juice brakes, a 4 cylinder engine with speed batteries and racing seat belts; a midget with a GM 4-cylinder engine, dual Rochester carburetors and headers and racing seat belts; and a nice purple and white car with a 49 Flathead V8 with Stromberg # 97 carbs, Edelbrock AL2 heads and AL2 intake, speed batteries, Ford clutch, three speed transmission and electric fan.
Gas and oil memorabilia will include a Mobil Oil gargoyle cabinet, G&B gas pump, oil cans, signs and more. The auction will have two action rings, with a ring dedicated to antique tractors, chainsaws and boat engines. See the VanDerBrink website for terms and conditions.
VanDerBrink Auctions specializes in auctions of vintage car parts, liquidations of old salvage yards, automotive related items, vintage tractors, estates and private collections. The company has a proven track record in selling farmland and other real estate at auction. Yvette VanDerBrink, owner and auctioneer, created the company in 2001, after a prophetic message from Minister Tom Stammon. VanDerBrink Auctions is a faith-based company, making every auction a mission.
VanDerBrink Auctions has been recognized regionally and nationally for its auctions and has held classic car auctions in eight states. Yvette VanDerBrink’s goal is to supply cars and parts to collectors, enthusiasts and rodders, in order to preserve automotive history and promote the automotive hobby. It has this same philosophy and ambition when selling real estate and land at auction. For more information, please visit www.VanderBrinkAuctions.com. Updates are posted often.
Source: RUTLAND, VT, UNITED STATES, July 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – VanDerBrink auctions