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Abu Dhabi Simulcast for RKMCCA Charlotte

Ex-James Hunt McLaren M26
Ex-James Hunt 1977 McLaren M26 Formula 1

RK Motors Collector Car Auctions (RKMCCA) will host a real-time, simulcast-linked four-hour auction event in the U.S. and United Arab Emirates (UAE) on November 2nd, as part of its October 31st to November 3rd, 2013 collector car auction at the Charlotte Convention Center.
For the first time, an audience of collectors not present at the main auction facility will have full bidding access to automobiles through the use of the latest simulcasting technologies. This debut event, a four-hour specialty auction, will take place at the 7-star Emirates Palace Hotel, adjacent to the Abu Dhabi Formula One track, on the evening preceding the 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Starring the McLaren M26 that brought James Hunt his last F1 victory, along with 40 other high-profile collector cars, bidders and buyers from both continents will participate in a sale powered by the latest technology. The Charlotte Convention Center and the Emirates Palace Hotel will be linked through high-definition, high-resolution, real-time streaming technology.
Held on the eve of the 2013 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the auction is also expected to host F1 competitors, members of their race teams and race officials. RKMCCA auctioneers will lead the event from the host auction site in Charlotte, but bidder’s assistants will be physically present in both venues.
“It’s our mission to provide buyers and sellers around the world with the best possible opportunity to compete for top investment grade cars,” said RKM Motors Collector Car Auctions Executive Vice President, Bill Mathews. “By opening that marketplace to a well-qualified global audience, we’re creating a unique sales channel that will positively impact values – and that’s a benefit whether you’re consigning or investing.”
Both Charlotte and Abu Dhabi participants will get a look at a piece of true F1 history as James Hunt’s 1977 McLaren M26 (Lot #3032) will cross the auction block during the four-hour sale. Driven to Hunt’s last-ever Formula 1 win at the Japanese Grand Prix in 1977, the M26, chassis number 3, is powered by a Ford Cosworth DFV V8 that produces 525 horsepower at 10,600 RPMs.
Taking place October 31st to November 3rd, the 2013 RKMCCA auction will be headquartered at the Charlotte Convention Center, and will feature hundreds of muscle, race and European collector cars.
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[Source: RKMCCA]