LV Harley-Davidson Cafe Closing, Motorcycle Memorabilia Auction

Famous Harley-Davidson Cafe in Las Vegas has announced it’s closing its gates soon and all the motorcycle memorabilia will be auctioned so here’s the chance to own some special items if you’re a collector.
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Located on the famous Vegas strip, the Harley-Davidson Cafe represented an important motorcycle landmark in the city of Las Vegas, serving casual American food in an authentic interior setting.

As the name suggests, the inside of the cafe featured numerous Harley-Davidson motorcycles, old and new, some being placed on moving conveyor belts above the diner’s heads, as well as tons of memorabilia decorating its walls. Jon Bon Jovi’s snakeskin jacket designed by Gianni Versace was one of them.

“Harley Davidson Café was a prominent Las Vegas Strip restaurant for over 20 years. Now that it’s closing, anyone interested in owning a piece of Harley-Davidson and Las Vegas history can participate in the online business liquidation auction for a chance to win spectacular treasures, such as original autographed, framed and matted items by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley,” said Nellis Auction general manager Spencer Chupinsky.

Since its grand opening in 1997, the cafe also attracted many celebrities, including Carrot Top, Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Stephanie Powers, Downtown Julie Brown, Pamela Anderson Lee, and Donna D’Erico.

The auction will be held online and includes items such as bike fuel tanks, framed memorabilia, a 20 ft metal eagle, motorcycles and more. The complete list can be viewed at Nellis Auction’s website under the #74 entry.

Probably one of the most eye-catching pieces of the collection is the Captain America motorcycle from the Easy Rider cult movie. Although it is listed as a prop vehicle, some claim it is the real deal, rode by Peter Fonda in the movie. However, you should take that with a grain of salt, as there has been much controversy around many Captain America motorcycles’ authenticity so far.


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