COLLECTION CLASSICS FUEL FLAMES OF SECOND “LUCKY” AUCTION


As part of the second-ever Lucky Collector Car Auction, held on the sweeping pastoral grounds of the LeMay Family Collection Foundation’s (LFCF) Marymount Event Center campus in Tacoma, an expected 100+ trucks, tractors and industrial vehicles—approximately 80 with “no reserve” and destined to go to the highest bidder—are scheduled to open an unprecedented “ollie-ollie-oxen-free” floodgate to the region’s growing community of collectors, restorers, clubs and car-lovers. In a move designed to raise funds for the LeMay – America’s Car Museum, both ACM and the LeMay family will be working together to facilitate the release of a virtual flood of historics, collectibles and important vehicles into public hands in a one-day collector vehicle sale—comprised of many vintage LeMay Collection trucks and industrial vehicles. The June 2 offering is made possible by the LeMay family and America’s Car Museum, which is specifically enabling the public sale of previously committed specimens to help fund its new museum and programs by making them available to collectors, curators, enthusiasts and local auto/historical institutions. Judging from the Lucky Auction lot list, the open-to-all sell-off will include not only some of the coveted, rare and unusual, but several especially important historics playing major roles in the region’s history. With the last week’s publication of several new offerings—including the first motorized firefighting pumper fire engine placed into service by the City of Seattle—buyers have begun calling the auction’s local agents and representatives in record number for additional information on specific lot listings, which now include fire trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, Mack trucks, half-tracks, flatbeds, stake beds, tractors, military vehicles, municipal and double-decker buses, ambulances, Hollywood stunt trucks, and at least one Model T. The resulting avalanche of offerings is supplemented by an expected 20+ additional consignments of note from around the region—including a smorgasbord of 40’s and 50’s era classics and pick-up trucks expected to draw aspiring restorers and clubs from around the region.