Michael Szafran did not take life sitting down. At least not in a chair. He took life on two wheels, on the water, on a hike, or playing on the floor with his grandkids. He had a passion for motion, and the collection of vehicles to support it. In our March Estate Auction
, we are selling seven of the nine motorcycles that were in Szafran’s collection (two were kept by his family). Upcoming auctions will include several of his sailboats, road bicycles and a power boat. If it moved and got him outside, Szafran collected it.
According to Szafran’s sons (he had three), Szafran’s real children were his motorcycles. They joked with their father that they were just the stepchildren who got to visit him with his bike family every once in a while. Szafran was known to say that the only thing he wanted to take to heaven with him was his Triumph Thruxton, one of the two bikes kept by his sons. Like any committed parent, Szafran didn’t make choices lightly. He’d read an article about a motorcycle, and then spend months looking for the right one to buy.