- ‘On Any Sunday’ director’s bikes for Bonhams motorcycle sale


Ten Vincent HRD motorcycles, including several “barn finds” rescued from a Midwest warehouse, will be among the bikes offered October 5 during Bonhams’ auction at the Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.

The sale, held during the Birmingham Vintage Festival, also will include a pair of dirt bikes with motorcycle-celebrity ownership, having been owned and ridden by Bruce Brown, director of the iconic motorcycle documentary On Any Sunday.

Brown’s bikes are a 1967 Triumph Tiger Cub and a 1970 Husqvarna 250 Cross.

“The Triumph was Brown’s first real motorcycle (he traded in his Honda step-through scooter to help with the purchase) and it opened the door to a friendship with Steve McQueen, which led to the making of On Any Sunday,” Bonhams says in news release. “One could say that this bike was the catalyst for the production of the greatest motorcycle documentary ever made.

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