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    Administrator Tom Bryant's Avatar
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    I have been going to classic car auctions since the '70s when it became part of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival over Labor Day weekend every year. The nice thing about having one close to home is that I can come and go all week long as I want and sleep in my own bed. However, even if one is 2 hours away and you don't have several days to invest in it there is an easy way to get the whole experience. First make sure your DVR is set to record the entire event. Then grab a couple friends and leave about 6 or 7am on the day you are going. If I'm doing a single day I like to go on one of the early days to avoid the big crowds. All of the cars and vendors are there so you can see everything if you wear good walking shoes. Plus the seating won't be full so you can take breaks and watch the cars sell without looking for empty seats. Have a great day and head home about 7,8 or 9pm depending on how you hold out and still be home before midnight. Then watch the auction on your DVR at your convenience and follow along on your laptop or the auction catalog, if you bought one. It's more fun to watch the auction on TV once you have actually seen the cars. You are more connected with it.

    Anyway, there are big name auctions in KC and Dallas so get out and go. Mac, you are always welcome too.

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    KC and Denver are the two closest ones for us, 6 hours and 5 hours respectively. I've thought about doing the Mecum in KC, as we have two daughters that live in the KC area, but just haven't got it done yet.
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    Dallas would be closest to me -- if one came up on the calendar when I was around Texas longer than a week at a time... Being a flight test nomad kind-of sidetracks my ability to plan to attend such events... Otherwise I just have chance that a "one-off" will come up near wherever it is I am...

    Plus I'd be too tempted to buy something if I was actually there in person; when I'm watching the results on TV, there's more of a casually-detached interest on my part...

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