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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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Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale 2021, March 23-27, 2021

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This report is updated with full auction results and changes to some of the transactions. Don’t let something like Covid-19 interfere with a long-standing tradition like Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Just push it back two months as Covid-fatigue and vaccinations of older Americans (B-J’s primary market) opens up the gates to WestWorld for bidders and spectators. […]

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Worldwide, Scottsdale in Auburn, January 23, 2021

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Everyone had a different solution to the effect of CoViD restrictions on the annual trip to Arizona known familiarly as “Scottsdale”. RM Sotheby’s organized a socially-distanced combined live and online auction at the OTTO Car Club near Scottsdale airport. Bonhams hung on to its Westin Kierland location but only for previews, holding its live/online auction […]

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Gooding & Company, Geared Online Scottsdale Edition, January 22, 2021

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In common with the other established auctions which usually have sales at Scottsdale in late January Gooding & Company’s was much smaller than usual. The 34 lots offered were less than 25% of 2020’s 138 lots; the total dollars changing hands was less than 20% of 2020’s total. There is no doubt much logistical and […]

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Bonhams, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 21, 2021

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2021 didn’t open like any other year for Bonhams. The cars were previewed on the finely trimmed lawns of the Westin Kierland as before but the auction was live/online and the consignment was only a third of the lots in prior years. It was a reduction in scale common across the Scottsdale auctions. The bidding […]

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Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, January 11-20, 2020

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There’s a big gorilla in Scottsdale. It’s called Barrett-Jackson. The 2020 total not only was the best of all the Scottsdale auctions, it was the only one that increased from 2019 and it was Barrett-Jackson’s highest total ever. That’s in a year that’s showing modest but consistent declines from 12 months ago. Is there something […]

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