Bonhams, The Amelia Island Auction, March 3, 2022

Bonhams Amelia Island Auction was much like a return to the before-times with some wonderful cars, some long-static projects and a broad selection of pre-WWII classics and even half a dozen pre-WWI antiques. As the first of the surviving Amelia Island auctions it also was a chance to catch up with friends we haven’t seen […]

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Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, January 28, 2022

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Gooding & Company didn’t have an auction in Scottsdale this year. Instead, they held a live preview of the cars for a Geared Online auction at Bennett Dorrance’s posh Hangar 1 on the east side of Scottsdale airport. Gooding’s previous location adjacent to the Fashion Square Mall in downtown Scottsdale now appears to be a […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, January 27, 2022

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RM Sotheby’s delivered its best Arizona auction results in five years, and it was in a single-day auction with just 69 cars in sharp contrast with 160 in 2017, 150 in 2016, 123 in 2015 and 126 in 2014 in their best two-day sales in 2017 back to 2014. The renewed focus on good stuff […]

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Bonhams, Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, January 27, 2022

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It felt good to get back to the verdant lawns, marquees and luxury Port-a-Potties in front of the Westin Kierland for Bonhams Scottsdale auction. The ’21 event was live previewed but with socially-distanced bidding largely on line and by phone. ’22 was all here, live, populated and up close and personal. Why were there only […]

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Worldwide Scottsdale January 26, 2022

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Worldwide Auctioneers opened the critical late week days of Scottsdale auction week, the first auction other than Barrett-Jackson selling cars. Their location, in Tempe physically, is conducive to the moderately-sized Worldwide concept and has the advantage of easy access, plentiful adjacent parking and a café on site that offers really good sandwiches and a pleasant […]

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Barrett-Jackson 2022

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Barrett-Jackson came back with a bang from the delayed 2021 Scottsdale auction, but more significantly from the years before with their low $100 million sale totals, putting up a record total that eased over $200 million with automobilia. It wasn’t that long ago where every possible transaction was pulled into the total to break $100 […]

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