When I was about 10, my father took me to my first old car auction and it was nothing like today. It was in back of a gas station and only had about 20 cars. Dad was trying to buy an Oldsmobile that had come through his body shop. It was wild, like a cattle auction. The auctioneer sat on a folding chair in the back of a pickup truck. They’d stop in front of each car and he’d call the auction through a megaphone. Dad didn’t get the Olds, but I did get my first taste of an auction.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2013/02/25/the-sale-cycle