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Your guide to all of the Scottsdale auction festivities!

39th Annual Barrett-Jackson
Collector Car Auction
Scottsdale, Arizona
January 18-24, 2010

The 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction will take center stage in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 18-24, 2010. This event always draws large crowds and even larger bids. Sales for the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction topped $63 million.

The company was founded by two “car guys,” Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett. Initially, they started out with a car show called “Fiesta del los Auto Elegance,” which was a fundraiser for local Scottsdale charities. In 1971, the company’s first collector car auction featuring classics from their own collections was held. Barrett’s Mercedes 770 Phaeton sold for $153,000 and brought the company attention from around the globe.

During the 1980s, Barrett-Jackson continued to expand. Barrett found the best and rarest automobiles to sell. He earned the reputation as the “Grandfather of the Collector Car Industry.” Jackson focused on collecting and restoring cars for show. His sons, Brian and Craig, joined the company, and his wife Nellie handled day-to-day operations.

Craig Jackson took over as the company’s leader in 1997. An aggressive plan of growth, expansion and hi-tech innovations, as well as TV coverage on the SPEED Channel and live Internet bidding drove the company’s sales to new heights. In 2005, Barrett-Jackson became the first auction house to offer every vehicle at “No Reserve.” This means that sellers cannot place a minimum amount that they want to receive for the sale of the item – it will sell to the highest bidder. The company believes this type of format attracts serious bidders and generates genuine auction block excitement, which ultimately results in higher bids.

Collectors on the East Coast wanted their own auction, and Barrett-Jackson responded to their request in 2003 with a Palm Beach, Florida event. With a collector car lineup that matched the South Florida setting, the Palm Beach event was a huge success. Figures for Barrett-Jackson’s 2009 Palm Beach auction include more than $20 million in sales, 487 cars and over 1,000 bidders.

In 2008, Barrett-Jackson added a Las Vegas event at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The auction was a hit, with 533 collector cars, more than 50,000 attendees, and almost $30 million in total sales.

Recently, Barrett-Jackson hired Deloitte & Touche, a globally recognized professional services and auditing firm, to conduct an independent review of their auction practices for the 2008-2009 season. “The release of this report is part of Barrett-Jackson’s continue commitment to transparency in our auction practices,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Particularly in light of stories that have surfaced recently concerning business practices at other car auction companies, we felt the time was right to have an independent review and validation of our auction practices. In a time when so many Americans are distrustful of corporations and have lost faith in the systems surrounding many industries, we felt that Barrett-Jackson could set a positive example in the collector car auctions business,” continued Davis. “We encourage other collector car auction houses to undertake the same project to verify and certify their own auction results as a showing of good faith and commitment to the loyal collector car enthusiasts who keep this great hobby alive.”

Barrett-Jackson is at the forefront of the automotive auction community. The company works hard to anticipate the needs of buyers and sellers alike. They have broken down the stigma of collector car auctions being just for dealers and extremely wealthy individuals. First-time buyers and sellers are warmly welcomed at Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions and are sure to have a pleasant buying or selling experience.

Seller Information:
Visit “How Do I Consign My Car?” at www.barrett-jackson.com.
Call (480) 421-6694.
Entry Fees – Determined by day and time of your Lot entry and includes tent space.
Commissions – Sellers pay a commission of 8 percent.

Buyer Information:
Buyer’s Fee – On-site Buyer’s Premium of 10 percent, Absentee Buyer’s Premium of 12 percent, On-site Automobilia Buyer’s Premium of 15 percent, Absentee Automobilia Buyer’s Premium of 17 percent.

Payment Options:
Bank Letter of Guaranty for US Residents
Wire Transfer
Bid Limit Deposit of your desired bid limit in the form of cash or cashiers check(s) made payable to Barrett-Jackson.

To Pre-Register:
Call (480) 421-6694
bidders@barrett-jackson.com

Barrett-Jackson
Scottsdale, Arizona
January 18-24, 2010
(480) 421-6697
www.barrett-jackson.com




RM Auctions
Automobiles of Arizona
January 21-22, 2010

Rob Myers, founder and CEO of RM Auctions, can trace his love for classic cars back to his early childhood. Myers’ father always had antique automobiles for him to tinker with. After years of working on his father’s cars, Myers started his own single-car garage restoration business in 1976.

At first, the shop focused on repairs, engines and performance upgrades and slowly graduated to bodywork modifications and custom paint. During the 1980s, Myers added a dedicated restoration and sales facility. He also started buying and selling collector cars. Myers became partners with collector car experts Dan Warrener and Mike Fairbairn in 1988. Because of their success working with other auction houses, they decided to open their own auction house, RM Auctions, in 1991.

The auction division has experienced consistent growth not only in the United States, but also in Europe and the United Kingdom. RM Auctions has sold five of the top ten most valuable classic automobiles ever sold at auction. One of those was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, which sold for $10,894,400. That sale helped the company achieve a new world record for the most expensive vintage motor car ever sold at auction.

RM Auctions still has the restoration business that started it all. It is held in high regard by those who wish to undertake comprehensive restorations on some of the world’s most rare automobiles. The shop has won several awards for its restoration work, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best in Show trophy (2001 and 2004) and Best in Show and Triple Crown wins in 2006 at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and Meadow Brook Concours.

Every January, RM Auctions’ Automobiles of Arizona event draws enthusiasts and collectors from around the world to the prestigious Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Sales from the 2009 single-day event surpassed $18 million. The 2010 event will feature an assortment of more than 100 extremely desirable and historically significant cars.

Seller Information:
Call (519) 352-4575 for more information.
Entry Fees – Standard entry fee is $1,500 plus applicable commission.

Buyer Information:
Bidder Registration: $200 – includes an official auction catalog and admission for two to the preview and auction days. Requirements include a valid driver’s license or passport ID and a credit card or $2,000 cash (US).
Buyer’s Premium – Automobiles – 10 percent commission added to final bid of each automotive lot purchased. All other lots – 15 percent commission added to final bid of each lot purchased.

Payment Options:
Bank letter of guarantee is required for purchases paid with a personal or company check. Payment of 10 percent of the purchase price is due immediately upon the auctioneer’s declaration of sale. All payments must be cash or certified funds unless other arrangements have been made.

To Pre-Register:
(519) 352-4575
www.rmauctions.com

RM Auctions
Automobiles of Arizona
January 21-22, 2010
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
Phoenix, Arizona
(519) 352-4575
www.rmauctions.com




10th Annual Russo and Steele
Collector Automobile Auctions
Scottsdale, Arizona
January 20-24, 2010

Russo and Steele held its first auction in January 2001, with 45 automobiles crossing the block; the 2010 auction will see more than 600 automobiles cross the block during a five-day period. The company has evolved into one of the “big three” collector car auctions and is well respected around the world.

“All Reserve, All the Time” is Russo and Steele’s auction format. The All Reserve platform was added in 2008 and has benefited consignors with control over the sale of their automobile, the auction house by increasing the quality of its selection, and bidders are given the opportunity to buy automobiles that might not be available otherwise. Russo and Steele’s success with the All Reserve format demonstrates that buyers want well documented, numbers matching, high caliber collector automobiles. The combination of high caliber automobiles and the intense excitement found on Russo and Steele’s auction block make it an unforgettable experience for buyer and seller.

Adding to the excitement is Russo and Steele’s “Auction in the Round” format. Buyers are on the floor with the cars, there are no stages, no separation of buyer and car. With the cars on the ground level of the auction arena and elevated platform seating 360 degrees around the stage, a coliseum effect directs buyers to the epicenter of the action. Interactive sound and lighting effects contribute to the excitement.

Russo and Steele focus their auctions on exclusive types of collector automobiles – American Muscle, European Sports, Hot Rods, and Customs. Included in these categories are Shelbys, Ferraris, full blown customs, Hemis, Lamborghinis, Lead Sleds and contemporary muscle and sports cars. The company’s efforts will always be to offer a select group of specific types of cars to automotive enthusiasts who value that focus and style.

Seller Information:
Fill out the consignment form online at www.russoandsteele.com
For more information call (602) 252-2697
Entry Fees – If your vehicles is consigned between: October 16-November 15 - $600, November 16-December 15 - $800, December 16-January 20 - $1,000, January 20-on site - $1,200.
Commissions – 10 percent of Sale

Buyer Information:
Buyer’s Premium – 10 percent
Must complete Bidder’s Registration Application (submit with payment of $150)
Signed Bidder’s Provisions mailed to Russo & Steele

Payment Options:
Bank Letter (preferred method) with check, Cashiers Check equal to 10 percent of desired bid limit, or an advance deposit of 10 percent of desired bid limit for cash purchases.

To Pre-Register:
Go online to www.russoandsteele.com or call (602) 252-2697.

10th Annual Russo and Steele
Collector Automobile Auctions
Scottsdale, Arizona
January 20-24, 2010
(602) 252-2697
www.russoandsteele.com




Silver Auctions
Fort McDowell, Arizona
January 22-25, 2010

Fort McDowell is Silver Auction’s flagship auction, and 2010 will mark the company’s 13th year during the world-renowned Arizona-in-January extravaganza of collector car auctions.

Silver Auctions began in 1979 with a small 120-car auction. Since then, the company has grown to 30 auctions a year in 10 Western States and Canada. If you are selling a car, Silver Auctions will give you an honest estimate of what they believe the car will sell for. Most of their entry fees are between $100 and $500 and commissions of 5 or 8 percent if the car is sold.

Vehicle Identification Numbers and titles are checked before each auction to make sure they’re correct. Sellers are required to give, in writing, an accurate indication of their vehicle’s mechanical condition. Buyers are given ample time to examine cars before they reach the block.

The expert staff at Silver Auctions specializes in personal service and a relaxed atmosphere where real buyers and real sellers mingle and get real deals on real cars. Almost all of the company’s employees have auto-related backgrounds and are collectors themselves.

Seller Information:
Visit the online grid at www.silverauctions.com
Or call (800) 255-4485
Entry Fees (non-refundable) - $100 to $500 lots available.
Commissions – Reserve vehicles - 8 percent commission ($400 minimum), No Reserve vehicles - 5 percent commission ($200 minimum)

Buyer Information:
Buyer’s Fee of 8 percent

Payment Options (Fort McDowell Auction):
Bank Letter of Guarantee
Cash (deposit of $4,000 is required)
Cashier’s Check/Money Order/Official Check (deposit of $4,000 is required)

To Pre-Register:
Visit the buyer’s section of the web site to complete the online pre-registration form. Within the buyer’s section of the web site, you can print bidder’s forms, fill them out by hand and mail to Silver Auctions with a copy of your bank letter. Call (800) 255-4485 and talk to an auction staff member.

Silver Auctions
Fort McDowell Arizona Auction
January 22-25, 2010
10424 N Fort McDowell Road
Fort McDowell (near Fountain Hills), AZ 85264
(800) 255-4485
www.silverauctions.com




Gooding & Company
The Scottsdale Auction
Scottsdale, Arizona
January 23, 2010

Gooding & Company is the official auction house of the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. David Gooding is the president and founder of the California-based auction company. Gooding has more than 20 years experience in the professional automotive auction business. Gooding & Company offers a wide range of services to individuals in the collector car marketing, including private and estate sales, appraisals and collection management.

The company posted total sales of $32.4 million at last year’s Scottsdale Auction. “Over the years we’ve had the privilege of offering some of the world’s finest marques, and our record Scottsdale Auction results illustrated that the collector car market is still a valuable investment for connoisseurs and car-lovers,” said Gooding. “We saw that these highly desired and sought-after one-of-a-kind vehicles still demand a premium price.”

Seller Information:
Entry Fees - $1,500 per vehicle
Commissions – 10 percent of the final bid price on each lot sold, negotiable for various factors including multiple, grouped and collection consignments.

Buyer Information:
A Premium of 10 percent of the final bid price on each lot purchased.

Payment Options:
Mastercard, Visa or American Express

To Pre-Register:
Contact Gooding & Company directly, 310-899-1960

Gooding & Company
The Scottsdale Auction
Scottsdale, Arizona
January 23, 2010
(310) 899-1960
www.goodingco.com

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