This auction is a development of generations of family interest both in Tacoma, Seattle and the surrounding areas. The LeMay Family Collection and its patron Harold are world renowned and legendary. Harold’s keen eye and pronounced love of collector cars has settled into his progeny to an indelible degree – his wife, Nancy, and son, Doug, as well as many other family members and loyal friends and supporters also carry the legacy onward.
Having grown up with auctions from sitting on his dad’s lap in the front row, Doug LeMay is as excited by a sale as he is by the prize. This new chapter, Lucky Collector Car Auctions, is a bit of a challenge, however, as it requires selling as well as buying. Doug has very little experience selling, but thousands of experiences as a buyer and participant at auction, and the annual sale of the LeMay cars at the open house each year have helped create a springboard from which Lucky Collector Car Auctions can grow.
Evan McMullen’s first auction was when he was a youngster with his father as well. He recalls the Danish modern teak writing desk that his dad bought for his sister in 1968. The chant of the auctioneer, the pressure in the room, the annoyed under bidders and the sweet smell of success being awarded the prize. Later he went with his mother to sales for furnishings for their family apartment buildings. And, having a lifetime relationship with classic and collector cars instilled through his father, he attended the McLeod auctions in the mid 70’s in Seattle. Eventually Evan began consigning cars, and after several thousand auctions he participated in worldwide, he, through his company Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC, began to co produce these sales with companies such as Dan Kruse Productions, Kruse Collector Car Auctions, Eli – Turner, and Mecum. In the last 35 years Evan’s experience as a buyer, seller, producer and participant has made him acutely aware of what is fun, productive and engaging about an auction, as well as all the things which aren’t.