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Gooding cancels Amelia Island auction for 2021, replaced with online sale

Worldwide adds a new live collector car auction in Auburn scheduled for April


Gooding & Company has postponed its live Amelia Island, Florida, collector car auction until 2022, a decision that comes after the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance changes its dates from March until May. 

In lieu of the northwest Florida sale, Gooding will conduct a virtual auction on its Geared Online platform, running from May 3 through 7, 2021.  Gooding has conducted live Amelia Island auctions in conjunction with the concours and other events annually since 2010. The new date for the Amelia concours in May 23.

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The schedule changes were prompted by concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused wholesale changes and cancellations of events for the past year. The Amelia Island concours, auction and other events were among the last automotive gatherings held in 2020 before the pandemic lockdowns.

Gooding has invested most of its auction activity in boutique Geared Online sales since the COVID-19 restrictions have taken effect, most recently replacing its annual onsite Scottsdale auction with online bidding, which resulted in total sales of $7 million.  The company also held its UK sale, which kicked-off last year as a live event, as a virtual sale on Geared Online.  Results for the British auction were $8 million.

Gooding also is about to launch its third and final auction of motorsport mementos from the personal collection of the late champion driver Phil Hill, with the next round of bidding taking place March 15-26.  The first two auction had 100 percent sales and totals of more than $1 million each.

For more information, visit the Gooding website.

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Meanwhile, Worldwide Auctioneers has announced the addition of a new live onsite collector car sale. Dubbed The Enthusiast Auction, the event is set for April 23-24 at the company’s headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, and will feature a selection of vehicles and memorabilia.

The sale will follow a multi-day driving tour of Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, hosted by Worldwide, from April 20-23, starting and ending at the Worldwide headquarters.

For more information, visit the Worldwide website.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
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, 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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