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    RM Auction at Hershey Motor Lodge

    I realize that this is not an AACA event but was wondering why it costs so much just to preview the cars and then you have to be a registered bidder to attend the actual auction. Maybe if I saw a car I liked I might become a serious buyer - but to pay those entrance fees to take a chance is expensive. Any thoughts?

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    I thought the preview was open to the general public? As for the auction itself, there is limited room so I can see why they need to maximize bidders.

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    Re: RM Auction at Hershey Motor Lodge

    What a lot of people do is go outside and watch the procession of cars going from the parking garage to the staging. You can get up close and personal and also get to see the cars drive. Yes, RM charges to attend the auction and bid but as stated it is due to a very limited seating capacity at the Lodge. Heck, the catalog alone costs a fortune but does get two admittance to the auction.
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    I believe I read the preview event was $30.00 per person.

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    Re: RM Auction at Hershey Motor Lodge

    Here is the info direct from RM's auction site




    AUCTION:
    October 11, 2012
    6:00 PM EST
    (Auction will run approx. 4-5 hours )
    October 12, 2012
    6:00 PM EST
    (Auction will run approx. 4-5 hours )
    PREVIEW:
    October 11, 2012
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
    October 12, 2012
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
    ADMISSION:
    ADMISSION TO PREVIEW
    Guest Pass - $30. Admits one (1) to preview.
    Catalogue - $120. Admits two (2) to preview. The catalogue must be presented at the entrance to be granted entry.

    ADMISSION TO AUCTION
    Please note, the auction is limited to registered bidders, consignors and qualified media only.
    Bidder Registration - $200. Includes an official auction catalogue, and admission for two (2) to the preview and auction.
    AUCTION LOCATION
    Hershey Lodge
    West Chocolate Avenue & University Drive
    Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
    Dave Gelinas
    BCA 26773
    BCA 36-38 Buick Division
    BCA Pre-War Division
    Minuteman Chapter of the BCA
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    CCCA 38075

    1938 Buick Special; 4 door Dual Sidemounted Touring Sedan






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    Re: RM Auction at Hershey Motor Lodge

    They are trying to make a profit.
    1932 Packard 900 Conv Cpe
    1955 Jaguar XK-140 Drophead
    1948 Buick Woody
    1931 Model A Tudor
    :o All unrestored, shoemaker's kids, you know?

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    Re: RM Auction at Hershey Motor Lodge

    Some advice from personal experience on previewing the vehicles prior to the day of auction:

    Make sure you take your catalog(s) for entry or you will be denied entry even though your name will be on the catalog(s) purchased list at the vehicle preview entrance, unless you have a free preview pass that they occasionally give out at their flea market spaces. This means if you are riding the shuttle from the show field to the lodge you must drag your catalogs around with you all day (rain or shine).
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    Re: RM Auction at Hershey Motor Lodge

    now i remember why i am not there
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    1966 Ford Mustang coupe, 200 L6 Automatic
    1968 Chrysler 300, convertible, 440 automatic
    1970 Dodge Challenger R/T , 440 Automatic
    1973 Dodge Dart Swinger, 318 Automatic
    1974 Plymouth Cuda, 360 Automatic
    1991 Chrysler Lebaron, convertible, 3.0L automatic
    1994 Ford Taurus SHO., 3.2L Automatic
    2001 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, 4.6L atomatic
    2006 Ford Mustang Coupe, 4.0L Automatic
    1977 Buick Electra Limited,403 automatic

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    Re: RM Auction at Hershey Motor Lodge

    I'm always a fan of modesty, never of hype and pretentiousness.

    Auction fees don't need to be so high. There's a great antique-car auction
    in Lock Haven, Penna. in mid-July that's very family- and bidder-friendly:
    No charge to register to bid (and of course no charge to look at cars);
    4% buyer's fee, 4% seller's fee ($1500 maximum). For those of you who
    enjoy cars, look up the "Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction!"

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    Re: RM Auction at Hershey Motor Lodge

    Bring back the auction at the Giant Center! We regular guys like to see what's going on too!
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    Re: RM Auction at Hershey Motor Lodge

    How's an Olds guy have Ford's...you seem confused! The Giant Center Auction so far has had no takers. It has been pitched to numerous auctions and none can find away to make financial sense in doing one. Meantime the car corral looks solid this year and the RM auction will be there biggest yet.
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