Mr. October is having an August sale

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A true car guy, Reggie Jackson not only buys and sells collector cars but gets his hands dirty working on them | Larry Edsall photos

World Series baseball legend and Hall of Fame star Reggie Jackson has been passionate about cars since he was a youngster, sitting with his family on their front porch in Pennsylvania and identifying the cars that drove by — and not just by marque and model but you also had to know the specific name of the car’s color to win half a popsicle.

Jackson started collecting cars as soon as he signed his first Major League contract, mainly Detroit muscle cars, but he celebrated his three-home run outburst in a 1977 World Series game by buying a Rolls-Royce the following day and driving it coast-to-coast.

Cars are well cared for in Reggie’s Garage | 2016 photo

Now, as he approaches his mid-70s, “Mr. October” is doing more selling than buying and in August, during Monterey Car Week 2019, he’s putting a portion of the Reggie’s Garage collection up for sale, and the sale not only includes cars, engines and other parts, but some baseball memorabilia.

Jackson has kept and worked on and bought and sold collector cars for several years at his Reggie’s Garage in Seaside, California, on Monterey Bay.

Being offered for sale during Monterey Car Week are vehicles such as a 7,000-mile 1973 Ferrari Daytona, a 17K 2004 Porsche C4S Weissach, a 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo, a 9,000-mile 1965 Chevrolet Corvette, a 1968 Yenko Chevrolet Camaro, a 1969 Camaro Z28 a 1936 Ford roadster, a 1959 AC Bristol, a 1965 Chevrolet Malibu convertible and a dozen more.

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Also being offered are a variety of complete engines, vintage motorcycles, various OEM parts and baseball memorabilia including jerseys, bats and autographed baseballs.

The sale runs from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily on August 13-18 at Reggie’s Garage, 305 Amador Avenue, just across the road from the Embassy Suites hotel.

 

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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.

9 COMMENTS

  1. For those of us that are huge fans, but live in other states, is there a way to see items and purchase online? Interested in baseball memorabilia. Thanks!!!

  2. I am interested in Reggie’s sale. Can the cars and auto parts be viewed on line somewhere? Is there any way to participate without traveling to Reggie?

    • I remember when I was a kid, reading in one of my automotive mags about this passion and how he only goes after the best. I think that is true, I have accidentally watch shopped with him at Barrett Jackson and his eye for detail is amazing. He looked at a 69 375hp/4sp heater delete SS Nova my buddy was selling a few years back. The car was super super clean, but he had his guys spend over 3 hours picking it apart and had questions on some stamping on the radiator support. Because of this they passed on the car. So, if that is the eye of the beholder than just about everything there has to be special.

  3. Another true gentleman I was fortunate enough to meet some years back at a Barrett-Jackson event; Mr. Jackson was selling and buying, I came for the free car show. He knows cars, and he isn’t in any way aloof or "superstar-ish"; he took time out of his day to discuss GMvFordvMopar from the ’50’s to the modern LS/Coyote/Hemi muscle with a stunned aging Indiana hillbilly. We met at an orangy-red S55 427/4spd Merc Marauder, a car almost exactly like my paternal grandfather drove when I was an elementary schooler in the mid ’60’s. Enthusiastic, gracious, and knowledgeable, with no apparent brand bias- dude loves everything on wheels with any kind of oomph or style.
    This guy is a real credit to the hobby, and there should be a "Hall of Fame" for car guys that give so much… he’d be there with Leno, Seinfeld, Peterson & more.

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