DAA Northwest and KCI Kansas City say their signature events are known for their increased consignment volumes and buyer attendance.
But those dealers in attendance at DAA Northwest’s Rock & Roll Sale in July and at KCI Kansas City’s Guitars & Cars event in August will also hear music from some celebrated performers.
DAA Northwest's Rock & Roll Sale on July 24 and 25 will feature former Doobie Brothers front man and Steely Dan collaborator, Michael McDonald. Old Dominion will perform at KCI Kansas City’s Guitars & Cars event on Aug. 14 and 15. Old Dominion recently won its second consecutive “Group of the Year” award at the 54th ACM Awards ceremony.
In other auction news, Houston Auto Auction is moving to a new, state-of-the-art, 24-acre facility. The company said a previous auction company built Houston Auto Auction’s new home from the ground up three years ago. The facility includes four auction lanes, a four-bay mechanical shop and completely upgraded recon facility. The new facility will feature Simulcast selling in every lane.
Regarding the DAA Northwest and KCI Kansas City events, five-time Grammy Award winner McDonald, who is known for his distinctive, soulful vocal style, will appear on the DAA stage. At the event, he will perform his hits such as “I Keep Forgettin,” “Minute by Minute” and “What a Fool Believes.”
McConkey Auction Group president and chief executive officer Bob McConkey said in a news release that attendees of the DAA Northwest and KCI Kansas City events should “get ready for more fun than you’ve ever had at work!" DAA Northwest and KCI Kansas City, along with DAA Seattle, are part of the McConkey Auction Group.
The auctions feature dealer-only and public auto auctions, MotorSports, RV and heavy equipment sales. All three locations are independently owned and operated members of ServNet and are powered by Auction Edge.
Regarding the Houston Auto Auction news, the inaugural sale will take place on April 23 at the new facility, which is located at 2000 Cavalcade Street in Houston. A heavy trucks and equipment sale will take place at 12:30 p.m., fleet/lease and dealer vehicles at 1:30, and damaged/disabled units at the end of the sale.
Houston Auto Auction’s official grand opening will take place May 7 in conjunction with the auction's Anniversary Sale.
James Bowers founded Houston Auto Auction in 1964. Brothers Tim Bowers, James "Chip" Bowers, II and Mark Bowers are the current second-generation owner/operators. The auction sells vehicles, large commercial trucks and heavy equipment for corporations, leasing companies, banks, credit unions, municipalities and other government agencies.
Consignments from ARI, Element, Fleet/Lease Disposal, Fleet Street Remarketing, Flexco, Leasing Associates, Merchant's Fleet, Security First Credit Union and several regional financial institutions and municipalities are featured at the auction's weekly sale. A monthly GSA sale also takes place.
Auction president and chief executive officer Tim Bowers said in a news release that his company's move to the new facility takes place “at a pivotal point in our auction's history” as the auction celebrates 55 years in business.