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.
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I’m looking forward to seeing you in Scottsdale.
Last year, I missed the desert action for the first time in three decades.
But not this year.
I’ll see you first at the SCM Insider’s Seminar on Thursday morning, at 9:30 am in the Gooding & Company Auction Tent. “Priced to Sell, Determining Value in an Uncertain Market” is the topic. Donald Osborne, Steve Serio, Carl Bomstead and I will be there to share our thoughts and answer your questions.
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Check out Gooding & Company’s highlights — featuring the great Charlie Ross — from their 2019 Scottsdale Auction:
Publisher Martin will emcee a seminar, “The Market Today and Tomorrow,” at the 2020 Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance in Seabrook, TX on May 2.
Click here for more information on the 2020 Keels & Wheels.
This January, if the weather allows, block out an afternoon to get behind the wheel of one of your vintage cars and just go driving. Having some friends join you in their old cars would make it even better.
Pick a destination that requires driving on some interesting roads. Even better, have a nice place to eat with a decent view as the destination.
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Check out this great video from Gaswerks Garage:
I hope that you all get a chance to take a collector car out of the garage for a spin sometime today or tomorrow.
If the weather gives you a shot to air out your favorite car, turn off the bowl games and celebrate the New Year with a short drive — even if it is just to the supermarket for more dips and chips.
Here’s to a Car-Happy 2020!
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
I hope your holiday is full of family, friends and, perhaps, a special car in the driveway.
The Chattanooga MotorCar Festival made its debut in 2019, and it was a rousing success.
It’s coming back in 2020.
The Second Annual Chattanooga MotorCar Festival is scheduled for October 16-18, 2020. Publisher Martin will return as a celebrity guest.
For more information, click here.