So how did the Zimmerman Brothers make out thinning their motorcycle collection at the recent Mecum Auction in Las Vegas? The brothers sold 83 motorcycles for a total take of $610,600. Still on the block are a few celebrity-owned bikes from the collection that did not meet their reserve price like a Steve McQueen owned ’68 Husqvarna 400 Motocross customized with lights and passenger pegs. The bikes that sold from the Zimmerman collection (actually, the majority of the bikes sold at the auction) appear to have generated reasonable market prices with a number of wins that can be best described as steals (especially if you compare the winning bids to what sellers on eBay and Craigslist ask for much rougher bikes). The best thing about building a vintage motorcycle collection is that you don’t need to be a billionaire to get in the game. A cool $500,000 will get you off to a strong start. See you in January at the next Vegas auction?