Summer is here, marking the time for vacations and family fun! Exotics and convertibles come out of their garages, and road trips begin, boats hit the water and people start jetting to more remote locations.
At this time of year, I often fancy myself as a meteorologist because of my intense interest in the weather when thinking about cars, events, travel and all seasonally-related things. During the summer travel scene, the weather becomes a hot (HOT!) topic because even the most ferocious pilots want to avoid offending a line of summer thunderstorms. Well, over the years, I have never, ever gotten it right ... on the weather. The marketplace for classic, luxury and exotic cars is a whole different story. That environment, believe me, is hot, very hot.
There are more cars for sale, more buyers available and in a rising economy, both forces (buying and selling) are clashing like a wonderful summer thunderstorm rolling through the neighborhood causing no damage (except a good soaking) and resulting in a champagne sunset. So it is with car sales for the rest of the summer. The one-off, bespoke, “private treaty” marketplace is loaded, the high end, luxury and exotic car dealers are intensely busy, the auctions are chock-full of offerings … and there are more auctions than ever.
This is a little bit of short notice, but for those of you who have not yet planned your travel for the last weekend in June you should definitely plan to go to the second annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast, held at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in eastern Connecticut (June 21-24). This is a beautiful setting in the rolling hills just north of New London. Our friends at Barrett-Jackson have strategically set up this venue for the desires of buyers and sellers, and all types of auto enthusiasts, to be fulfilled. The venue has been totally rearranged to accommodate even more enthusiasts, more cars, and more sales! We hope to see you there!
The bespoke, “private treaty” marketplace has two really unusual offerings that are fresh to the market. This issue’s Publisher’s Showcase specifically focuses on a Squadra Lupo Praga and a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo. Certainly, one-off and full of horsepower, either of these two supercars, or both, will add stature to your collection. Contact Mauro at 954-482-2191 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See the details on page 40.
One of the driving forces in today’s marketplace is HORSEPOWER. You only need to take a close look at the cover of this issue to see that old or new, contemporary or classic, historic or history-making, all of these cars (and many more) are powerful examples of automotive engineering that has resulted in current and lasting value.
So, whether (weather!) or not you are buying or selling, the rest of the summer looks intense, hot, active, and from my perspective, a lot of fun. All the meteorologists that I know say that the weather will be hot, hot, hot, too!
When you need help buying or selling a very special car, give us a call and we will direct you to the proper specialist within duPont REGISTRYTM, the world’s leading print, web, and event-based marketplace for the auto-enthusiast. Or, go to our website to inquire on line: duPontREGISTRY.com.
Thomas L. duPont