Three times a year, Mitch Silver brings his laid-back collector car auctions to the Fort McDowell Casino in Arizona: In January during the famous Classic Car Week in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, in March as the snowbirds prepare to fly back to their northern homes, and in November to catch the snowbirds as they return for the sunny winter season.
The fourth annual Arizona in the Fall auction is happening this weekend with the goal of providing a cool set of fun wheels for the out-of-town folks to enjoy over the winter, and possibly re-sell at Silver in the spring. But it’s also just a fun, local sale in which old-car fans can engage without spending a whole lot of money.
The selection is fairly small, about 125 cars waiting on the tarmac around Silver’s auction tent in the casino parking lot. Most of the cars are modest driver-quality vehicles for casual hobbyists to enjoy.
The sale started Friday and runs through Sunday, with each day opening with bidding on a variety of automobilia.