Thursday, 27 August 2015

HONDA TIME CAPSULE





It’s every collectors’ dream to find a shop or a shed which has been shut up full of stuff for years. For Honda fans, that has come true.

Back in the 1960s and ’70, if you lived in Greenfield, Iowa, then you bought your motorcycle from brothers Ivan and Clyde Frizzell. The brothers began by selling farm machinery but moved into bikes in 1965. Ivan loved bikes – he rarely missed a Sturgis Rally on his Honda GoldWing. When the brothers retired, Ivan continued to work on the bikes in the shop as favours to friends but the business was eventually closed 30 years ago.

And when I say closed, I mean the Frizzells quite literally just shut the doors and left everything as it was. There’s still flyers on the walls, parts on the shelves, bikes in the shop. Ivan died two years ago and now his wife and Clyde have decided to sell the entire contents of Greenfield Honda which includes around 100 bikes (mostly Hondas, although there’s a BSA Rocket  3 and a Hornet 650 in there). They include a Honda Valkyrie trike, a 1979 CBX1000 with just 295 miles on the clock, a Benly and much more. There’s also clothing, posting Honda promotional goods, parts and more.

The auction takes place in Iowa on 6th September, but you can bid online at Van der Brink auctions if something really takes your fancy! 









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