The Finest Auctions: Snow Mass, CO wrap up.


I finished up 7 days in Colorado working for The Finest Auctions, and it was one hell of a ride. To some, it may seem like a dream job, and I have to admit it was fun, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t hard work. I was very fortunate to have worked with some talented people, so our success was due to a great team. My life skills seemed to have been hand picked for this job so fitting in was very easy. My Art Degree helped with understanding why certain cars looked better placed one way instead of another. My mechanical experience helped me work with starting, fixing, and keeping cars running for the auction, but the biggest resource was my experience in Television. Working for Network Television for nearly 20 years, with 12 of them as an audio engineer with Letterman taught me how to build and tear down one rock-and-roll show every night. This experience of loading trucks, dealing with riggers, carpenters, electricians, and teamsters made working for an auction house second nature. Who would have thought I was going to use those skill sets again!


The other side to working for an auction is the desire to buy every unsold car that I felt sorry for! I love cars, and seeing something neat or cool, especially when it wasn’t sold at an auction can be a bad thing for me. I fell in love with this 1953 Bentley Type R this past week. It was largely un-restored, and was full of those luxury details that you just don’t see in modern cars.


It was not only right hand drive, but completely useless in my daily life, let alone monthly life, but I loved the way it drove and the time warp feeling of driving it on the streets. At $30K or less, I was dangerously tempted to bring her home. Unfortunately, I realized only Bentleys and fur coats are things royalty can look good in without being accused of looking like a pimp!


Tell me that wasn’t Bling before Bling!