Chad’s Blog

From the Auction Desk: We’re Getting Closer

Many parts of the country are starting to reopen after weeks to months under stay-at-home orders. The first bars and restaurants started taking diners again in my county out here in Oregon. I hope they did well, considering the situation. Decisions in March and April gutted the spring auction calendar, […]

From the Auction Desk: Resetting the Auction Calendar Again

States are implementing phases for opening businesses back up, and that has some auction companies back in the office getting to work. According to Jason McCormick of McCormick’s Classic Car Auctions in California, “We have been classed as an ‘essential business’ by the City of Palm Springs and Riverside County, […]

From the Auction Desk: Barrett-Jackson Auctions Update

It appears that the last weekend in June won’t be the car-selling fest that I predicted after the initial wave of COVID-19 rescheduling. Barrett-Jackson announced on Monday morning that their June 24–27 Northeast sale, usually at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, will not be held due to coronavirus concerns. […]

From the Auction Desk: Shifting Online

It’s a whole new world for collector-car auctions. One that can be measured in photo file size and pixels. Wave after wave of cancellation, postponement and rescheduling notices — it’s been seven weeks since they started popping up in my inbox — gave way to a big one breaking late […]

From the Auction Desk: VanDerBrink Auction Updates

Maybe you’re just sick and tired of being stuck at home by now. No one can blame you or your family for feeling that way. But we’re not out of this yet. Over 42k of our fellow citizens have died because of this virus since January. It’s currently the leading […]

From the Auction Desk: $15,500 McLaren

With land auctions closed down, our options for buying and selling cars are very limited at the moment. That doesn’t mean there aren’t strange and interesting discoveries to make. Check out this ’89 Turbo Grand Prix ASC/McLaren that sold on Monday for $15,500. You can read the auction-site copy for […]

From the Auction Desk: Only 11 Weeks to Go (Maybe)

By now, many of us are getting used to days at home. Oregon’s governor mandated a stay-at-home policy on March 23, so it’s been two weeks-plus at home for most of ACC’s staff, although I started a week earlier since I’m part hermit. Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones […]

From the Auction Desk: Clearing the Spring Calendar

I think it’s safe to say that with at least 40% of our fellow citizens under stay-at-home orders, the vast majority of collector-car auctions have been called off for the next little while. I’ve been crossing off auctions on my desk calendar left, right, up and down. Branson announced on […]