WAHCC Donation Policy
The Western Australian Historical Cycle Club’s aims, as outlined in its constitution, are the preservation and restoration, riding and retention in Western Australia of ancient, antique, historic and other interesting or unusual cycles.
The club is happy to accept donations of bicycles and parts that fit these criteria. Many of the club’s members are active restorers with a love of anything with spokes and pedals.
Donated bikes may be picked up by a volunteer member or dropped off at a volunteer’s address for temporary storage. The club will record bikes' essential details and issue a receipt confirming the donation.
Periodically a silent auction will held at one of the club’s regular meetings. In addition to the sale of donated items members with items to sell may add them to auction. The club will levy a fee of 10% of the sale value of the members items.
The auction will be advertised in the edition of the club’s newsletter prior to the auction date and will be publicised on the club website. Funds raised will benefit the club.
Not every bicycle is created equal and some bikes may be considered too common for restoration, particularly if they have been badly damaged or suffered from other deterioration. Any bicycle or part remaining unsold at the conclusion of the auction will be on-donated to a bicycle recycle scheme.
Bidders must be current financial members of the WAHCC. Bid sheets must include a header with a description of the auction lot and columns for the bidder’s name, their phone number and maximum bid. The minimum bid increment is ~10%. Pens, not pencils must be used on the bid sheets. A one minute warning will be given prior to the close of the auction.
Absentee bids can be made by members to the club email.
If the absentee bid is higher than the hammer fall amount at the auction the absentee bidder will win the item at $1 more than the hammer fall amount. If there is more than one absentee bidder the winner will be the bidder who has the highest bid limit at $1 more that the next highest bid limit.
If you'd like to make a donation please email us including some details about the bike or parts you'd like to donate.