Worldwide moves its January Arizona auction to ‘more beautiful setting’

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Part of Worldwide's docket at the January 2019 Scottsdale auction | Bob Golfen

A side effect of Scottsdale’s building boom, Worldwide Auctioneer’s Arizona auction has changed locations for its January 2020 sale to a parklike setting on a former municipal golf course.

The auction’s previous venue at a closed car dealership on McDowell Road is being torn down for a multi-family homes development, joining several other new apartment and townhome complexes in the vicinity.

The campus we’re going to is Singh Meadows,” John Kruse, co-founder of Worldwide, said in an interview. “It’s half in Tempe and half in Scottsdale, but the GPS setting is for Tempe.

“It’s a former municipal golf course that Ken Singh took a 50-year lease on the property and has been beautifying it. It’s a chemical-free campus with an organic market.”

The new Worldwide site is “less than a mile” from the old venue, Kruse said.

“Just like our former spot, it has easy access and lots of space and lots of parking,” Kruse said. “We maintain those things but it’s a much more beautiful setting with lots of grass and water features.”

Singh has been developing the property as a special place with an organic farm, farmers’ markets and nature preserve.

Worldwide will hold its auction at Singh Meadows on Wednesday, January 15, during Arizona Auction Week when 8 collector car auctions will be held in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.  For more information, visit Worldwide’s website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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