I’m just back from five days in the Sonoran desert.
My time there was a whirlwind of visiting auctions, receptions, participating in seminars and reconnecting with friends old and new.
This week reinforced my belief that the primary secret sauce of land auctions is the social opportunities they provide. They are a car-collector magnet, bringing people with common interests from all walks of life and from locations around the world.
An online auction offers other advantages, but it can never Read More
The Arizona auctions are now complete. The ACC team has returned back to HQ, and we’re working on making sense of the numbers that came out of last week’s sales. This year’s totals highlight some interesting trends and tell us a few things about the market — and that’s stuff you’ll be able to read in the next issue of ACC, which we’re building right now.
In the meantime, I’d like to know what you thought of this year’s auctions. Read More
Mecum Auctions is returning to the City of Roses for the second year in a row — and they’re bringing some special Shelby and muscle cars.
This year’s auction is on June 16-17 at the Portland Expo Center, just a short drive from SCM World Headquarters.
Last year Mecum sold 297 of 478 cars (62%), totaling $9,316,726.
A 1965 Shelby GT350 sold for $335,500 for the high sale. Mecum will no doubt look to improve those numbers this time around.
It’s a sunny Saturday morning and, from behind the wheel of my 1971 MGB Mk II, the storefronts of Detroit’s M-1 Woodward Avenue peel past my periphery.
With my head cocked back and a big grin on my face, I am fully engaged in the buttery smoothness of the roadster’s boisterous four-cylinder, the enthrallingly tight and click-y gearbox shifter, and copious amounts of wind in my hair.
Although I am reveling in my momentary motoring splendor, such moments are few Read More
During its inaugural Scottsdale, AZ auction, Ritchie Bros.’ Leake Auctions sold hundreds of vehicles for $17 million. The four-day event was held at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and attracted thousands of people.
“It was an amazing event, and we couldn’t have done any of it without the support of our wonderful consignors, bidders, spectators, sponsors, and vendors,” said Gary Bennett, General Manager of the Leake collector car auction division of Ritchie Bros. “There Read More
The dust is just starting to settle on this year’s Arizona Auctions, which wrapped this past Sunday night. Overall totals are still coming in, with early reporting putting the combined total at $236.4m — but that total will rise in the coming days, as it does not include numbers from Russo and Steele.
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, kicked off its “Road to 50” – a year-long celebration toward the company’s 50th Anniversary – with its largest and most successful auction in its 49-year history. The celebrity-filled Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on January 11-19, 2020, boasted its largest docket ever, with a record number of bidders vying for over 1,900 vehicles that sold for more than $129.7 million, while over 1,200 pieces of automobilia brought in more than $3.7 million and $7.625 Read More
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