Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
7/10/18 12:23 p.m.

At a big-time event like Monterey, thousands of cars are meticulously fanned like playing cards across manicured lawns. It’s hard to believe these machines didn’t simply materialize on the spot.

Ever stop to wonder how they all got there? Sure, a handful braved the streets the old-fashioned way, but most of those show cars, manufacturer display models and auction items were delivered via truck.

Shipping these cars would be complicated enough if their journeys were round trips, but auctions add a unique twist: A car may start out in one place, cross the block in another, then travel to its new owner’s garage.

One more factor adds to the difficulty. The sales process happens very quickly, and arrangements for shipping cars from the auction venue to their new homes need to be made almost instantaneously.

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