Auctions America’s most recent California sales have been at a hotel in Burbank. Nothing wrong with that, but now the company has changed to a more exciting and romantic venue and moved its dates up so as not to be so close to all of the Monterey Car Week action. They recently brought a few of the upcoming sale’s lots to the new locale, Santa Monica Airport’s historic Barker Hanger, so I went for a look and a few drives. Here’s a few photos from that preview visit, plus Auctions America’s own announcement and details of the the sale. It’ll be a great gig, not too big but very select in terms of quality cars. I’ll see you there — MS
Moving to an exciting new venue in 2015 – Santa Monica’s historic Barker Hangar – the multi-day auction is set to build on the company’s strong sales run in Southern California. The event will also move to new dates in 2015 (mid-July), spacing out the busy summer collector car calendar.
Since 2013, Auctions America has enjoyed a successful entrance into the notoriously difficult Southern California collector car auction market, posting record results at each of its events to date. The company’s debut sale in 2013 made waves in the collector car hobby, proving that with the right vehicles and the right team, Southern California can host a successful collector car auction. The Auctions America team replicated the success in 2014, generating $17.5 million in sales – a result which bested the company’s 2013 performance in all categories. The upcoming July 17-18 auction is set to continue the momentum, lifting the gavel on a handpicked collection of 300 quality vehicles. As in past years, the sale promises an eclectic mix of automobiles representative of diverse Southern California tastes: European and American sports cars, prewar classics, hot rods and customs.
The Barker Hangar is an ideal new venue for Auctions America’s California sale. Host to some of Southern California’s most exclusive events, it is one of the largest and most versatile event spaces in the Los Angeles-area and is ideally situated just a few short miles to the beach and close to major freeways as well as the Los Angeles International Airport.
visit WWW.auctionsamerica.com for the schedule and details.