Leake cancels its Tulsa auction

Pandemic concerns trump in-person bidding

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A 1972 Dodge Dart Demon custom is on the block at Leake Auctions' inaugural Arizona sale in January 2020. The car sold for $30,800 | Howard Koby photo

Leake Auctions has announced the cancelation of its Tulsa collector car auction scheduled for June 26-27.

“The health and safety of our customers and employees is our first priority,” said Gary Bennett, general manager of the Leake Auction Division. 

“So, instead of an in-person auction, we are focusing all our efforts on our online sales options, including Marketplace-E, where sellers can select ‘Make Offer’ or ‘Buy Now’ options, allowing collectors and enthusiasts to sell and purchase vehicles at any time.”

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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