J. Wood and Company Auctioneers - A Brief Introduction
Jerry and Dee Wood started the auction company in 1980 with the help of some good friends. They still operate with the help of their good friends today. Jerry started working in the motorcycle business in 1965 when many of the classics that we ride today were new. He served as a mechanic, service manager and then opened his own shop with a friend. In 1973 he started what would become the Penguin Racing School that his sons still operate to this day. He raced motorcycles for 43 years and still puts on a set of leathers at the age of 66 now and again. Jerry and Dee started doing a classic motorcycle auction in Daytona Beach during Bike Week in 1988. The goal was to find the true market value for recently popular old motorcycles. The event was a huge success and became an annual international attraction. They have never waivered from their original principals that include honesty in presenting the motorcycles and the entire auction process itself. These principals have kept many people coming back for the entire 26 years. They are proud to be back at the Barber Vintage Festival with a full auction effort; going back to a stage with seating for everyone’s comfort and better viewing. They also welcome their presenting sponsor: Walneck's Classic Cycle Trader. Walneck's is another company that has served the classic motorcycle community for a long time. Please be sure to stop by the auction building and take a good look at the motorcycles well before the start of the auction at 1:00 pm Saturday. They will be happy to assist you in choosing a vintage motorcycle that will make you smile!
Motorcycle Auction Schedule:
Auction Bike Drop-Off: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday (10/9), Thursday (10/10), Friday (10/11) Auction Office: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily Thursday (10/10), Friday (10/11) and Saturday (10/12) Bidder Registration: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday (10/10), Friday (10/11), Saturday (10/12) Start of Auction: 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 12th Auction Bike Pick-up: After the conclusion of the Auction until 8:00 pm and Sunday (10/13) 9:00 am until Noon
Terms of Selling
There is a 10% commission to sell the bike, with $150 minimum commission.
No Reserve = No Consignment Fee
Reserve = $120 Fee *Special half-price early discount if consigned with a reasonable reserve (NADA book price) by September 1st of only $60.
All consignors get two reserved seats and complimentary bidder’s number.
Terms of Buying
You must register and get a number in order to bid.
There will be a $40 bidder’s fee, which will include two reserved seats. The fee will be credited towards your purchase. A 10% buyer’s premium applies to all purchases.
Acceptable methods of payment are: cash, checks, when accompanied with a bank letter of credit or we have previously done business with you.
All major credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express. There will be a 3% surcharge for all credit cards charges. Wire transfers will also be available.
Alabama sales tax will not be collected on motorcycles; you will pay your tax in your state when registering the machine.
Sales tax will be collected on any small items such as memorabilia unless you provide us with your resale certificate.
Please call if you have any questions: 978-939-2309 or 352-586-0440