December 1, 2023
Mike Wolfe, of "American Pickers," stands for a photo in LeClaire, Iowa.

Iowan and “American Pickers” star Mike Wolfe says he’s starting 2023 by “sharing the love” — his love of vintage motorcycles, that is.

Wolfe, a premiere collector of historic bikes, is selling more than 60 pieces, nearly half of his private collection, during the world’s largest motorcycle auction scheduled for Jan. 24-28 in Las Vegas.

“All of these bikes have had a special place in my heart and a lot of incredible moments finding them that I will never forget,” Wolfe wrote on Instagram announcing the sale.

“But I understand that their journey doesn’t end with me. I’m excited about the next chapter for these motorcycles and the new journey they will be going on.”

Wolfe, who will appear at the auction, has sold bikes on and off over the years, but never at this scale. “It’s just time,” he said during a phone interview from his motorcycle warehouse in Tennessee, adding that reducing his collection will allow him to focus on acquiring his favorite pieces: motorcycles built before 1920.


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