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Auction (3) – Barrett Jackson, Russo Steele and VanDerBrink-Lambrecht

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Well this should be an interesting weekend for car auction followers and auto enthusiasts.  On one weekend you have three competitive car auctions.

Barrett Jackson

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The Barrett-Jackson monolith rolls into Las Vegas for three days of car bidding; starting today through Saturday (September 26-28,2013).  They are at Mandalay Bay and their coverage is a hodge podge of cable channels including National Geographic and Fox Sports 1&2.  It’ll be interesting to see how their TV coverage and ratings hold up; now that they are not continuously on the demised SPEED Channel

Russo Steele

Drew Alcazar must have sensed there was enough money in Las Vegas and opted to hold a similar car auction down the street at the Tropicana.  He is not charging for general admission tickets in the early part of each day and has some nice cars on the auction block.

VanDerBrink Auction

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This firm is auctioning off a large collection of barely used (but somewhat abused) Chevrolet’s from the Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership.  This auction, including on-line bidding, is in Pierce, Nebraska and will be held on September 28-29, 2013.  Some of these cars were never sold by the dealership and thus never titled or registered.  Some unfortunately were not cared for and Mother Nature and sagging roofs have taken a sad toll.  Some cars were trade in’s that never again left the car lot.  But not many Chevy’s are around today with less than 10 miles on the odometer.  It’ll be interesting to see what some of the more mundane cars/models are bid to.  It would seem to me that the demand for some models is limited and short of rolling them in and out of trailers, I can’t see the attraction and value.

Good luck to all three auctions.  Here’s hoping all have great cars and heavy bidding!

 

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