Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 15-19, 2015
Showmanship is an essential element in the collector car auction business. Every auction company practices it, each with its own style.
No one practices it with more style and flair than Russo and Steele where Drew Alcazar has elevated auction company showmanship to a new level. It’s loud, frenetic, even frantic. Drew, Marty Hill and the rest of the Russo and Steele auction crew do their best to excite and incite their bidders and consignors. Their best is very good, as good as or better than anywhere else, and the event they create is unparalleled in its atmosphere.
Each year Russo and Steele’s signature event, set up on the desert adjacent to the intersection of Scottsdale Road and the 101 Loop highway, adds its own pace and presentation, consistently showcasing a wide selection of very good cars, most of them at moderate prices for what they are, in a fast-paced show unlike any other in the Valley of the Sun.
They consistently have some of the best racing cars in the Valley, attracted by Drew Alcazar’s regular participation driving immaculately prepared cars in historic road racing events. It is a show not to be missed, for oh, so many reasons.
This year’s Russo and Steele Scottsdale sale was true to its history. A bit down on consignments and total dollars in 2015 from 2014, but up from 2013, and higher than both years in the sell-through rate, it is a key element in the Arizona collector car auction week.
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Andrew C. Newton was “boots on the ground” at Russo and Steele this year; editing and the transaction comments are the responsibility of the editor, however.
Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Report