Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor
Jim and Kathy Cox have been putting on the Branson Auctions twice a year for something like 20 years after succeeding Mark Trimble – who still brings some pretty nice cars to the sale.
After moving around Branson from venue-to-venue they settled two years ago at the new Branson Convention Center, a state-of-the-art facility adjoining the Branson Landing commercial development. With a Hilton hotel as part of the facility, a big indoor display area, plenty of nearby parking lot and a choice of retail and eating establishments in the Landing it is an ideal site and has proven to be consistently successful.
Branson’s appeal (aside from the many “attractions” of Branson itself and the surrounding Ozarks) is the expectation of finding unusual, new-to-market cars. This year that was an even bigger factor as several collections worth of pre-Classic cars crossed the block, adding the experience of finding many cars that are just not seen much of anywhere outside the major AACA meets like Hershey.
Final auction results will be posted when made available.
[Source: Rick Carey]