Harley fans converge on Doncaster auction

Hog power: Robert Edwards, left, and David Smith from Charterfields, at the Harley-Davidson auction
Hog power: Robert Edwards, left, and David Smith from Charterfields, at the Harley-Davidson auction
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MORE than a thousand Harley-Davidson enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe travelled to Doncaster, looking for bargains when dozens of bikes, accessories and parts went under the hammer.

The event, organised by Sheffield-based international asset consultant, Charterfields, raised more than £250,000. It followed the closure of dealerships in Doncaster, Leeds and Stockport.

Charterfields auctioneer Robert Edwards said: “The auction certainly attracted a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic crowd.

“The bidding was brisk and people knew exactly what they wanted.

“A number of the bikes and components went to international bidders and arrangements are now being made to export them to countries including Germany and Belgium.”

Charterfields director David Smith said: “We are delighted with the outcome. While it’s sad that the dealerships have had to close, our job is to achieve the maximum returns for creditors and the success of the sale has helped us to do that.”

The sell off was organised on behalf of Sheffield-based insolvency specialist the P&A Partnership, administrators of dealerships’ owner Summer Retail.