Saratoga Auto Auction, newest premiere automobile auction, to take place on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23

Consigned vehicles on display at the Saratoga Automobile Museum on Sept. 7, 2017 (photo credit: Relentless)

Over 200 vehicles set to be auctioned off at fundraiser auction to benefit Saratoga Automobile Museum

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Sept. 7, 2017) — The Saratoga Automobile Museum will host the inaugural Saratoga Auto Auction, slated for Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).

“We have an exceptional collection of cars, boats, trucks and motorcycles set to be auctioned off on the Saratoga Performing Art Center stage,” said auction director Jeff Whiteside. “The event, a fundraiser for the Saratoga Automobile Museum to support its education programs and distracted driving safety initiative which grows more awareness every day. We will have over $8,000,000 worth of vehicles consigned and bidder registrations are now open.”

Auction director Jeff Whiteside (photo credit: Relentless)

With Whiteside closing in on his goal of over 200 consigned vehicles, spectators seated in the SPAC amphitheater will see cars from throughout across the Northeastern United States and Canada auctioned to the highest bidder.

“We expect a large crowd to attend along with the buyers and sellers,” said Whiteside. “We have American, Foreign, Antique, Classic, Exotic, Modern and Hot Rod cars consigned along with a number of boats and motorcycles, all in a broad range of prices.”

Buyers will have the opportunity to join the “hobby” with a wide variety of vehicles under $20,000 as well as the avid collector will have a spectacular group of vehicles to choose from that have never been for sale at any auction before.

“As the mayor of Saratoga Springs, we are very proud that our city is the location for one of the largest automobile auctions in the Northeast. The Saratoga Automobile Museum is a wonderful asset to our community and attracts people of common interests from all over the country. I’m very excited about this event and look forward to attending,” said Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen.

Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen (photo credit: Relentless)

“I’m pleased to help support the Saratoga Automobile Museum for its first ever Saratoga Auto Auction, which will help support the distracted driving safety initiative that is so critical to the safety of motorists not only on the roads of Saratoga County, but across Upstate New York,” said Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo.

“We are so fortunate to have a wonderful partnership with the Saratoga Automobile Museum at its beautiful home in the Spa State Park,” said Elizabeth Sobol, SPAC’s president and CEO. “We are thrilled to host the inaugural Auto Auction on SPAC’s stage and look forward to continued collaboration with the Museum. We are grateful to Jim Letts and Anthony Ianniello for their vision and leadership in making this unique and singular event a reality.”

“We are so excited about the buzz around the first ever Saratoga Auto Auction! The backdrop of the Saratoga Spa State Park with the cars (who are definitely the stars this time around) on stage at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center will create a setting people, whether they are serious buyers, sellers or spectators will really enjoy and embrace,” said Todd Garofano, president, Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau.

Thousands are expected to be in attendance at the two-day auction. Ahead of the auction, a preview/media day will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by an abbreviated preview on Friday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The live auction, with famed auctioneer Brent Earlywine wielding the gavel, will commence at 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Steve Hale (photo credit: Relentless)

Bidders and spectators will also have some of the Capital Region’s best food trucks will be on site with their culinary delights. TV personalities on hand will include Steve Hale of the History Channel’s American Restoration with his 1936 Chevy custom truck which took first place at 2017 Detroit Autorama, a restored 1940 GMC tow truck and his 1972 roller skate car as seen on American Restorations and his 1990 US Military Humvee fully customized for Feed Our Vets organization. Hale will be joined by the star of the Discovery Channel’s American Choppers, Paul Teutul Jr., who will show off a few of his one of a kind custom motorcycles. Both Hale and Teutul will be available for photos and to greet the public.

Bidders have the option to bid live, online, or by phone through Proxibid. To register online, please visit saratogaautoauction.org/register-to-bid or by contact Olivia Harrison at 518.587.1935 x13.

More information on the auction as well as spectator tickets, at $20 a day or $30 for both days can be found online at saratogaautoauction.org. Through Sept. 10, spectator tickets are $5 off with promo code AUCTION5OFF.

The Saratoga Auto Auction is being presented by through support from Mohawk Honda, Ianniello Anderson, P.C., DePaula Auto Group, New Country Porsche of Clifton Park, Putnam Leasing, Saratoga National Bank, Sierra Nevada, Towne, Ryan & Partners, Racemark, Saratoga Spring Water, Intercity Lines, Inc., Bouchey Financial, JJ Best and media partners Townsquare Media.

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