The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) held its annual AGM on the 28 April in Lisbon, Portugal. A charity auction in aid of BEN – the automotive industry charity, took place following the AGM, raising £14,150.
The global Dunlop Motorsport organisation has taken part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – dubbed Dunlop’s Fastest Coffee Morning in recognition of the participation of sporting stars – to raise funds and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support, the brand’s corporate charity. The events taking place today (Friday 29 September) included contributions from Drivers and team members from the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series.
The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) held its annual AGM on 20 May in Belfast. A charity auction in aid of automotive industry charity BEN took place following the AGM, raising a record-breaking £17,450.
2016 saw record used car sales of 7.7 million and this translated into a very busy year for auctions, as dealers bought cars to fill forecourts to meet consumer demands. “Following what could be described as an uncertain political and economic climate, 2016 marked a strong performance from the UK motor auction sector”, commented Louise Wallis, head of The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA).
On Saturday, 12 November a recently restored special red 1969 Morris Mini Super Deluxe will be auctioned at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. The one family owned classic, with 33,000 miles on the clock, will be finding a new home through Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show Sale with all proceeds going directly to Prostate Cancer UK.
CD Auction Group has announced the appointment of Graham Howes, who joined the company over the summer, as Commercial Director. He will be responsible for further building on the success of the group over the past two years and developing relationships with existing vendors and buyers to ensure they continue to receive high quality, personal service as the group grows.
A split between “two tribes” of trade buyers – those who buy almost entirely online and others who remain motor auction-based – is becoming increasingly apparent, says Glass’s. The motor industry data market leader reports that there has been a noticeable hardening in the shape and attitude of both groups over the last year or so.
Collectors and enthusiasts turned out in force when BCA Blackbushe offered two classic British cars on Wednesday 14th October. Both the 1957 Morris Minor and the 1960 Ford Prefect had generated a lot of pre-sale interest and there was some very competitive bidding both in the auction hall and online as the cars were offered.
There’s a feeling of nostalgia in the air at BCA, as a classic Morris Minor last sold by the company in 1980 has returned to be sold again. The two-door Morris Minor was sold at the former BCA Frimley centre in 1980 by the original owner who had bought it as a new car in 1957.
Supply of ex-fleet used vehicles has picked up significantly in the first two months of the year and the strong market looks set to continue through the first half of 2015, according to Andy Brown, managing director of online auction, Cars Direct.
During Brityrex International 2014, the NTDA held a silent auction of a signed Ryan Giggs no.11 Manchester United shirt, which commemorates his 588 appearances, 108 goals and 24 years of service with Manchester United. It also lists all of his accolades as a player during that period including his PFA Player of the Year in 2009.