A low-production (1,000) 1941 Harley-Davidson model XA, used during World War II, sold for $20,000 to a buyer who bid by way of the Internet. It and another World War II era motorcycle, an Indian, were the highest-dollar items at the Bud Runkle auction, which was held Saturday, July 4 at the former Deercreek Elementary school in Lafayette.
Alex Watts of Beavercreek, Ohio looks over the nearly 70 motorcycles in the Roger “Bud” Runkle collection, which went up for auction Saturday, July 4 at the former Deercreek Elementary School in Lafayette. Watts had ridden a motorcycle in college and had a particular liking for BMW, BSA and Triumph bikes, which comprised the bulk of the collection. Runkle also sold many parts, signs and other motorcycle memorabilia through auctioneer Geoff Smith. A clerk for Smith described bidder registration as “big.”