For Charity – Superbike: An Illustrated Early History

SOLD FOR: $669

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 6, 2024

Winner: s*********3

Winning Bid: $625
Buyer Fee: $44
Total: $669

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Please note: All proceeds from the sale will be going to Back on Track, a charity founded by the Class of ’79 in an effort to support injured motorcycle racers and their families. Iconic Motorbikes will still be assessing its 7% buyer’s fee, though the minimum has been reduced to $25. The bidding increment has also been reduced to $20.

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Kevin Cameron and John Owens are two individuals steeped with motorcycle industry expertise. The former is an acclaimed technical writer, two-stroke tuner, and author of numerous engineering books, while the latter has photographed automotive and motorcycle competition since 1975, covering everything from the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy races.

In “Superbike: An Illustrated Early History,” the pair puts their talents together, chronicling the infancy of Superbike racing and the various challenges that manufacturers faced in the pursuit of progress. The resulting hardcover spans 192 pages, featuring images depicting: notable tracks across the United States such as Daytona International Speedway, Laguna Seca Raceway, and Road America; legendary riders like Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, and Freddie Spencer; and up-close encounters with the crews, their equipment, and their machines.

As Ultimate Motorcycling said in their review, “Owens has covered professional motorcycle racing around the world, and his images, carefully curated and paired with Cameron’s insights by editor Matthew Miles, build the story with momentum, energy, and meticulous detail. Put these three motojournalism professionals together, and you have a landmark achievement in motorcycle literature.” If you’d like to learn more, check out the book’s webpage.

The book has been signed by Kevin Cameron and John Owens.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California this book is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any superbike stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please note: All proceeds from the sale will be going to Back on Track, a charity founded by the Class of ’79 in an effort to support injured motorcycle racers and their families. Iconic Motorbikes will still be assessing its 7% buyer’s fee, though the minimum has been reduced to $25. The bidding increment has also been reduced to $20.

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Santa Monica, California

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Memorabilia

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Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 19

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: s*********3

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
s*********3 April 5, 2024 3:34 pm PDT $625
m***********n April 5, 2024 3:34 pm PDT $605 Auto
s*********3 April 5, 2024 3:34 pm PDT $600
m***********n April 3, 2024 11:00 pm PDT $570
w********t April 3, 2024 11:00 pm PDT $550 Auto
w********t April 3, 2024 10:59 pm PDT $525 Auto
m***********n April 3, 2024 10:59 pm PDT $505
w********t April 3, 2024 10:20 pm PDT $343 Auto
s*********3 April 3, 2024 10:20 pm PDT $323
w********t April 3, 2024 9:09 am PDT $285 Auto
s******n April 3, 2024 9:09 am PDT $265
w********t April 1, 2024 6:13 am PDT $242
s*********3 April 1, 2024 6:13 am PDT $222 Auto
s*********3 March 31, 2024 9:09 pm PDT $185
d************0 March 31, 2024 10:41 am PDT $165
s*********3 March 31, 2024 10:41 am PDT $150 Auto
s*********3 March 31, 2024 10:41 am PDT $145 Auto
d************0 March 31, 2024 10:41 am PDT $125
s*********3 March 30, 2024 10:13 am PDT $100 Reserve
Auction started March 30, 2024 9:12 am PDT
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