Five Favorite Auto Auction Events Fall 2016
Get These Auto Auctions on your Calendar
We are hoping and waiting not-so-patiently for cooler weather here at Crestline’s headquarters in Dallas soon. The first day of fall is this week and we’re still hitting the 90s. We have to admit we’re jealous of our friends in our Washington State office with their leaves changing and cool temperatures.
But the fall season for the auto industry means a whole new schedule for auto auctions, classic car shows, and the like. We enjoy servicing our auto auction partners because of all the neat cars we get to ship. Really, if we weren’t busy shipping cars all over the United States we would probably just attend auto shows and conferences nonstop.
There’s a lot to choose from – you can go to conferences about fleet management, logistics, the latest technology in automobiles, and more. The Texas State Fair starts in just a few days and the auto show featuring about 400 new models from major manufacturers is one we just won’t miss.
With all the auto auctions to choose from, we thought we’d highlight our five favorite upcoming auto events this fall 2016. Let’s seal this fourth quarter up with a bang! Are you ready?
RM Sothebys Auction Hershey PA
October 6 – 7
This well-known classic car event has been an annual staple classic car auction since 1955. The 2016 AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet is considered one of the largest auto auction events in the country. Here you can expect to see 1,500 show cars and browse more than 9,000 flea market spaces. In fact, there’s even a rare car from Dallas that’s headed to the auction. Make sure you visit the city of Hershey, PA while you’re there – a lot of rich history and fun spots to visit!
Tickets and Details for RM Sothebys Auction
Mecum Dallas Auction
Perhaps the most recognized name in the auto auction world, Mecum comes to Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center on November 2. Featured lots include a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, a 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/SS, and a 1969 AMC Big Bad Javelin SST. Come in person to view 1,000 vehicles, or check it out on television on NBCSN.
Schedule and Tickets for Mecum Dallas
GAA Classic Cars
Head out east to Greensboro, North Carolina to search more than 500 classic cars for your vintage dream. Lots include a 1929 Ford Model A (how’s that for vintage?), a 1962 Ford Thunderbird, a 1966 Ford Mustang GT, and a 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL. That doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. Search the lots for yourself to see what will be available in October! There’s even a 50s style diner on site to help complete your experience.
Tickets and Information for GAA
Yet another well-known name for every car lover out there! This is just one of three upcoming Barrett Jackson auto auctions, this particular one in Las Vegas. The other two are slated for 2017 in Palm Beach and Scottsdale, the home base of Barrett Jackson. Lots include a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary Coupe, a 1969 Volkswagon Beetle Convertible (it’s yellow!), and a 1969 Pontiac Firebird. Visit the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and choose your favorite events from a packed schedule. If you needed an excuse for a weekend in Vegas, this is it.
Tickets and Info Barrett Jackson
Leake Auction Dallas
Browse 550 collector vehicles, trucks and motorcylces at the Leake Auction in Dallas at the Dallas Market Hall in November. Saturday’s premium lots include a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Resto Mod, a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS and a 1935 Ford Phaeton. At the April auction in Dallas, just shy of 60% of the 497 vehicles sold, hitting $4.1 million in sales. The top vehicle sold then was a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster for $96,800. November’s event is sure to be just as spectacular.
Tickets and Leake Auction Schedule
Are you planning on transporting your classic or antique car to one of these events this fall? Call Crestline today or fill out our easy form for a fast, free quote. We understand that transporting priceless antiques takes special care in an enclosed trailer. We are the experienced team you can trust to get your classic car to the auto auction or show safely.