I saw the ads for this auction in New Jersey. Looked like mostly Model A and some T stuff. I've been to a few that were wet, but not quite like this.
It was very unusual for us to get about 3 inches of snow here in April.
I am actually in the second picture standing in the snow waiting for the auctioneer to make his way over to some parts I wanted. There were some very good deals to be had if you didn't mind the rain, snow, and mud!
Probably 80-90% of the parts were Model A with some T stuff mixed in here and there.
Doesn't look like there was much of a crowd! Dave
Ed..well we got ya beat! Most of Northern Ohio got between 6-12", we had the 6", that was enough.
Looks like a tough day for the seller and the auctioneers.
The light crowds must be a local thing. Around here, rain or snow seems to bring the bidders out in droves. I guess they all show up, thinking that there will be good deals due to the bad weather. I've never seen light auction turnout on a crappy day. Swap meets are just the opposite; you can't find a buyer if there's more than half a dozen raindrops in the county.
All the parts are painted white!
I believe your assessment is correct.
A friend of mine attended the auction. He was looking for things to resell. He loaded the back of his pickup and a good portion of his enclosed trailer and the cost was pennies less than $175, which included the buyer's premium and NJ sales tax.
There was another auction on Friday and Saturday in Bloomsburg, PA. It was a lifetime collection of T, A, and V8 parts. Also other 50s GM and Mopar stuff.
Several buyers of T parts that knew their stuff, so nothing was given away. I was there on Friday but didn't manage Saturday due to the same weather.
I walked away with a transmission with super nice drums for $45. Interested in a large drum Ruckstell, but it went for $975 which is a bit more than I wanted to spend on a spare. There was also an Allen electric HCCT there but it must have sold on Saturday.
Still a fun day.
We have a few model A meets in north Ga but nothing to that extent. There is one in Atlanta but last year was a bust. Most of the parts fenders, hoods, ect. were just junk.
All in all I felt the auction went well other than the weather.
The pictures Steve posted were a little deceiving. Those were taken later in the day. The crowd was significantly larger earlier in the day.
Like any auction some things went very cheap and others went for a lot more than what they are worth. In the end it all evens out.
When there is such a large volume of parts like at this auction, things will probably sell for less. One example is the Model A engines. There were over 50 of them. That's a lot to go around!
The first time I opened this thread? One of my first thoughts are "Finally! Someone posts pictures of a swap meet or auction not showing any parts I need!" (They were covered in snow)
I look in to read comments added by others?
Dan B added a picture, and RATS! I see something I need.
Thanks all. Even Dan B.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2