Merry Christmas from us at Yamaparts
/Ole and Joacim
Fun news: the bike was sold at the auction and fetched a nice price. After bidding it went to Per Rasmussen from Bergen, Norway for a price of 15 000 GBP. Our best wishes, the bike has found a good home!
Added below are some pictures of the final signature by Queen Sonja taken by Sven Gjeruldsen of the Norwegian Royal Court. You can find more pictures and some more information about the auction at Sotheby’s website.
Time to break the radio silence, our AS3 Art-bike is going to auction at Sotheby’s this monday the 26th of September! We’ve updated it a bit since you last saw it and have added artwork by H.M. Queen Sonja, Magne Furuholmen and Ørnulf Opdahl. As a part of the board of directors of the Queen Sonja Print Award Ole has donated our AS3 Art-bike to the foundation, all the proceeds will go there. The main purpose of the H.M. Queen Sonja Art Foundation is to generate interest in graphic art and to encourage young artists to develop both their craft and their unique voice.
You can read more about the foundation at www.queensonjaprintaward.no
So if you fancy getting a hold of one of our bikes and helping the foundation support young artists, do bid for it! There’s more information in the pdf for the auction, the bike is one of a few lots, all of them in support of the foundation. Click here to view the pdf.
Regarding updates in general: both Ole and myself have had a hectic few months so we haven’t had as much time to work on our restorations however we’ll get back to it during autumn! As before, feel free to send emails if you have any questions or are looking for something in particular, we’ll help out as best we can.
Yamaha Center Helsingborg has been celebrating their 30th anniversary this weekend. Of course we were on hand and lent them a couple of bikes (an AS2J, an AS2C and an AS3)!
Other than our vintage bikes there were, of course, the latest and greatest models from Yamaha and a set of bikes from 1985 and 1986 when they first opened (a RD500LC, a RD350LC and an SRX600). We’ve worked a lot with Yamaha Center and they are great guys, congratulations on your 30th anniversary!
We hope you’ve had a good year and look forward to the next. A special thank you to Yamaha Lawas in Indonesia for the shirts and caps!
Ole and Joacim
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