It’s a new week, and that means more rescheduled auctions these days.
However, it seems that companies are pretty confident that they have dates where we can all meet up again.
Late last week, Mecum announced the rescheduling of its flagship Spring Classic sale in Indianapolis, IN. Originally slated for May 12–17, it is now on the block for June 23–28. They also announced the cancellation of their Portland, OR, sale, originally set for June 12–13.
That leads us to a packed June auction calendar. More specifically, we now have eight different sales that will happen on or around Saturday, June 27.
Barrett-Jackson is still hosting their Northeast sale on June 24–27. Buyers will likely have to pick where they spend their time and money those days, as other big sales at that time are RM Sotheby’s Germany sale at Techno Classica Essen, also rescheduled for June 24–27. Leake’s usual Tulsa sale was rescheduled from earlier in June to June 26–27.
The only other time I think we’ll get all sorts of packed-in action spread over the globe is possibly Labor Day weekend. Even then, eight sales not in one location (see Arizona Auction Week earlier this year for that crazy scenario) on the same day is unprecedented in my time covering collector-car sales.
We’ll have to wait and see how these dates hold up given the uncertainty surrounding all everyday life at the moment, but I cannot fault the auctions companies for trying to get out and hammering lots sold — in person — just as soon as they can.