Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Auctions America?
A: Auctions America is a subsidiary of the world's largest collector car auction house, RM Auctions. Under the leadership of collector car expert Donnie Gould, the Auctions America team specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. For further information, visit auctionsamerica.com, find Auctions America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/auctionsamerica, or follow Auctions America on Twitter through @AuctionsAmerica.
Q: Where is Auctions America headquartered?
A: Auctions America is headquartered at 5536 County Road 11A, in Auburn, Indiana, at the 235-acre Auburn Auction Park. Auctions America also has regional offices in Florida at 7668 SW Jack James Drive in Stuart, Florida and on the West coast at 9510 West Jefferson Boulevard in Culver City, California.
Q: Who founded Auctions America?
A: Auctions America was formed as a subsidiary of RM Auctions â€“ the world's largest collector car auction house. The two separate RM auction entities, each with its own brand identity, are equipped to seamlessly serve the entire spectrum of the collector car market.
Q: When was the company founded?
A: Auctions America was founded in July 2010.
Q: Are collector cars sold by Auctions America?
A: Yes, Auctions America consigns collector cars to a variety of different events it hosts each year across the US.. The company offers a simple four-step process to provide consignors a hassle-free selling experience:
- CONTACT: Contact an Auctions America collector car specialist.
- DISCUSS: Discuss which automobiles are to be sold with a dedicated specialist. This discussion will address the specifics of the vehicle, the auction venue and the proper documentation needed to market the vehicle.
- AGREE: Agree to Auctions America's terms and conditions of sale.
- ENJOY: Enjoy the auction. Consignors are encouraged to attend the sale. They are provided with complementary admission and bidder registration to the event. Once the auction is over and a successful bidder has purchased an automobile, the consigner will receive a check or wire transfer within 10 banking days.
Q: What is the process to bid on a car at an Auctions America event?
A: Auctions America allows buyers multiple ways to purchase a collector car:
- LOCATE: Bidders can locate lots by searching Auctions America's website.
- REGISTER: Register to bid by completing the appropriate bidder registration form, available online. Bidders can register in person, by phone, by absentee bid or online.
- BID: Buyers should bid sufficiently until they have secured the lot.
- PAY: Successful bidders must arrange payment to be received on the first business day following a sale.
- PICK UP: Bidders will pick up merchandise and/or arrange transportation for the new vehicle to be delivered on-site or shipped to the destination of the bidder's choice.
Q: How many auctions does Auctions America host a year?
A: Auctions America will host six collector car auctions in 2013:
|March 22-24, 2013||Fort Lauderdale|
|April 25-26, 2013||Spring Carlisle Auction|
|May 9-11, 2013||Auburn Spring|
|August 1-3, 2013||California|
|August 29 - September 1, 2013||Auburn Fall|
|October 3-4, 2013||Fall Carlisle Auction|
Q: Where are the auction events located in North America?
A: Auburn, Indiana
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Q: What is Auctions America's relationship with Carlisle Events?
A: In January 2011, Auctions America entered into a joint marketing and corporate agreement with Carlisle Events to stage co-branded events in Auburn, Indiana, and Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The agreement leverages each companies' core competencies and provides automotive enthusiasts with an unmatched event experience and level of service. Throughout this relationship, Carlisle Events exclusively presents the swap meet and car corral components of the annual Auburn spring and fall events, while Auctions America hosts the two collector car auctions held annually at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Q: How can I purchase tickets to an Auctions America sale?
A: Visitors can purchase tickets to any Auctions America sale at the gate or in advance by calling the Auctions America team at +1 877 906 2437.
Q: What makes Auctions America different from other auction companies?
A: Auctions America's highly trained team of dedicated car and motorcycle specialists gives Auctions America an edge over competitors. With more than 140 years of combined automotive experience, Auctions America has some of the most knowledgeable full-time team members in the industry. The special attention to detail that Auctions America gives to its bidders, consignors and visitors is second to none.
Q: Does Auctions America only offer vintage or classic vehicles?
A: No, Auctions America also offers select contemporary cars that meet the qualifications of a collectible car. In addition, Auctions America also specializes in the sale of various assorted memorabilia as well as collectible motorcycles.
Q: How is Auctions America steeped in tradition when the company was founded in 2010?
A: Collectively, Auctions America's expert team of specialists provides more than 140 years of experience in buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles. Known as "genuine enthusiasts," Auctions America's specialists are fully immersed in the hobby. This makes them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the collector car market.
Auctions America is also headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park that has been home to more collector car auctions than any other auction venue to date. Through Auctions America's highly trained staff, exciting event locations and experienced partners, the auction company hosts some of the most respected collector car auctions in the country.
Q: Are the auctions broadcast live on television?
A: No, however, most Auctions America sales stream live on the company's website, auctionsamerica.com, providing real-time coverage of each event.