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What Larry liked at JR’s Cannery Row auction


Monterey Bay is the backdrop as bidding begins at JR Auction’s inaugural sale | Larry Edsall photos

The new kid on the Monterey auction block certainly found a great setting for selling cars.

That new kid is JR Auctions, the J from Jeff Davi and the R from Robert Tybor, entrepreneurs and car collectors who got together about 15 months ago and decided to launch their own classic and collector car enterprise.

Bidding in the sunshine at Monterey


At some point, J and R added Denton Coetzee as consignment manager for their first sale, which began Wednesday on the patio of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and overlooking Monterey Bay.

The scene is Monte Carlo-like. While there’s no Monaco casino, there is the opportunity to bid on a variety of vehicles. Following are half a dozen of the vehicles being offered that I’d be pleased to have in my collection.

Note that we’re presenting these picks with no details other than the year, make and model of the vehicle, which is all that is provided — with a very few exceptions — in the JR Cannery Row auction catalog or on its website.


One of two such racing boats built, this one rediscovered after 40 years.

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Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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