Bonhams to auction Fonzie’s Triumph Motorcycle from ‘Happy Days’
During the 70s and 80s one of the sitcoms which ruled the scenes was ‘Happy Days’ and its character Fonzie. So popular was the style, that every media friendly youth of that generation copied the style in every way possible, including hair and clothing because of the ‘cool’ factor. In the sitcom itself, one of the things used by Fonzie (Henry Winkler), was the Trophy TR5 motorcycle which will now go on auction to be conducted by Bonhams.
The sitcom had the likes of Ron Howard, Scott Baio, and Henry Winkler who played Fonzie, also called the Fonz. Known for his style of being a cool youth icon, many youths took inspiration from him and had a raging fan following. It was only natural that anything associated with the character would gain popularity among the fans, and so will be the case for the TR5 Scrambler motorcycle which Fonzie used. The bike, originally owned by another cultural icon Bud Ekins, was given some custom changes including the silver and viola paintjob, and the removal of the front fender. With time and rising popularity, the bike got associated with the character played by Henry Winkler, and after so many years of the sitcom coming to an end, the 2-wheeler will go under the hammer at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles. The slated price bracket isn’t known as yet, but is expected to fetch plenty.
For those looking at other famous bike auctions, we would recommend you to go through our coverage of the Slash’s vintage Harley Davidson auction, which also had a Chevrolet Corvette going under the hammer.