Auctions America by RM, Auburn Fall, Auburn, Indiana, August 28-31, 2014
2014 is the fifth year since RM’s Auctions America brought new life to the Auburn Auction Park. Results have more than doubled since 2010 and although this year’s sale was down slightly in the number of cars, total sale and sale percentage from last year the cars may have been Auctions America’s best quality offering since it took over.
Auburn Fall is a tradition. Closely following the Monterey marathon that saw $100 million sales by three different auction companies and close to half a billion dollars in total sales by everyone calling themselves an ‘auction’ in Monterey, Auburn Fall is where real enthusiasts, collectors and spectators return, a tradition that RM and Auctions America have continued at great cost and effort.
Now encompassing a large and growing flea market, a similarly large and growing car corral for private sales and a food midway that rivals the best Midwest county fairs, every minute at Auburn Fall is fully occupied.
[Gee, you think I like coming back here?]
This isn’t Monterey. But Auburn Fall isn’t supposed to be. It’s its own, unique, gathering.
Keep this in mind: at Auburn Fall this year 717 cars changed hands.
That’s only 74 cars fewer than changed hands in all the Monterey auctions combined this year with their $454.2 million total and $71,690 median transaction.
Auburn Fall is at the core of the car collecting hobby. People can come and actually aspire – without having low employee numbers at Amazon or Google with stock options to match – to find a neat car, take it home, give it love and enjoy driving it.
Here are the numbers:
Auctions America Auburn Fall
Cars Offered / Sold
1056 / 717
1135 / 775
988 / 636
1145 / 685
878 / 417
Auctions America Auburn Fall 2014 – Auction Report