Now, 20 years later, he has it down to a science. As a member of the Auctioneers Association of North Carolina, and licensed in three states, Ron is all about doing it right.
His shop in Denver is home to collectibles (his own) and parts coming up for auction. There is an auction on site every seven weeks or so. The next one is April 13. Check the website here for more details.
Ron and his wife Carol run the business, including the social media aspects. Once he takes on parts, everything is sold. Everything. Ron says the only item that can’t be recycled is carbon fiber. All else is sold for use, or scrap.
Most race teams in the area have bins that fill up with parts earmarked for auction. Ron picks them up, and they are stringently catalogued and stored until the next auction. Ron will also pick up anything else teams want sold, and to that end he has seven trailers and two tractors to facilitate transportation to his shop.
Each auction attracts between 250 and 300 potential buyers and in addition to the auctions in Denver, Ron will also conduct on-site auctions if there is a need.