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Mecum Auctions, Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida, January 5-14, 2018

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It is doubtful that even the ever-optimistic Dana Mecum thought that Mecum Auctions’ 2010 venture into central Florida the week before the Scottsdale auctions would become in and of itself a celebration of collector cars. That first year there were 1,071 cars in Kissimmee. 701 were reported sold (65.5%) and a total of $26,161,356 changed […]

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Mecum Auctions, NRG Center, Houston, April 5-7, 2018

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Mecum Auctions has found a serendipitous environment in Houston near the vernal equinox, bringing truckloads of cars, and selling truckloads of them, too. This isn’t Monterey, or even Indianapolis. It’s Houston with a median transaction in the high $20,000s and an average in mid- to high-$30,000s. It’s mainstream American car collecting. Even the high transactions […]

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RM Auctions, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, April 6-7, 2018

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Same venue, new name. Auctions America is now RM Auctions and the Ft. Lauderdale, Auburn Spring and Fall, Santa Monica and Hershey auctions will now be conducted under this title, differentiated from the RM Sotheby’s auctions in Scottsdale, Paris, London, Monaco, Monterey and the newly announced auction at Techno-Classica in Essen in April 2019. RM […]

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Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, January 16-21, 2018

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[Post updated April 4, 2018 with additional photos.] This is make-good, not only for subscribers and followers but also for Barrett-Jackson who accords me unusual access to the walled-off Salon cars and is cooperative with data. It was only two weeks after getting home from Arizona that I took off to cold, snow-covered Paris. Then […]

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Gooding & Company, Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Florida, March 9, 2018

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There were Porsches everywhere on Amelia Island this weekend. Among the three established auctions, Bonhams, Gooding and RM Sotheby’s, there were 73 of them. But nowhere were there more than at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Plantation auction: 38, 52% of the Amelia Island auctions’ Porsche population. And Gooding guessed right, selling 35 of them, […]

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Bonhams, Fernandina Beach Golf Club, Fernandina Beach, Florida March 8, 2018

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2018 marked Bonhams fourth year across Fernandina Beach Boulevard from runway 13/31 at Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (FHB). The runway is closed for the duration of the auction, much to the relief of auction staff and attendees saved from ducking during the approach and runup before departure of the Citations and Gulfstreams of the glitterati […]

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