Going Going Gone! Auctions America Comes and Goes

By On August 5, 2014

Auctions America, one of the largest auto auction companies, held their yearly auction this past weekend at the Burbank Airport Marriott. Hundreds of cars, trucks, tractors, and almost anything that has tires and an engine were auctioned off.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Celebrities such as Jay Leno and a handful of others were seen at this years auction. Leno, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award the previous week at the Burbank Classic Car Show and an owner of more than 100 classic cars, stores them in a warehouse a rocks throw from the Burbank Marriott.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Some of the auctions started in the hundreds and quickly rose to the thousands and even a couple were sold in the millions.

People from all walks of life strolled alongside the rows of cars, with some real unusual beauties shined and groomed with sales tags in the window.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank resident and car collector, Ed Levitt, known as “Burbank’s Car Guy” and a Road Kings member, had a car on the auction block. He was selling a 1968 Ford Mustang hardtop that was in perfect condition. He even had service records with receipts for every service the car had, plus pictures of him and Leno with the Mustang. The car was eventually sold for $19,000.

This was the second year Auctions America was held at the Burbank Airport Marriott. The auction was televised on NBC Sports Channel all last weekend.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)