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Jun. 27th, 2016 01:01 pm To Journal My Journey at Mohegan Sun's First Annual Car Convention

So here’s an attempt at reviewing my three days at Mohegan Sun for the ginormous Arena auctions that were happening. Wow. What a thrill to work this.

I was thinking back of all the different kinds of Inaugural events I’ve volunteered or worked at over the years and this one is definitely in my top 3!

Garage band’s choozapalooza
Namm’s Native American Pavillion
Nammys, the Native American Music Awards,
Whalie Awards
1st annual US Environmental Film Fest
People's Fast for Justice and Peace In the Americas
And New London’s Annual Youth Talent Show. Wow.
And now Jackson-Barrett’s inaugural Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun?
I stand here humbled and honored…  )

Barrett-Jackson just sold out all three days of their inaugural car show in New England at Mohegan!

Rob Graham Which sucks cause I wanted to go
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Get all these fotos at their original spot from my instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/atizine

Marco Frucht They're selling twilight tickets for 35bucks which give you everything except the arena until 5 and the the arena 5-close

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I didn’t learn the HDef version of my cellphone camera until the third day of the auctions so a lot of these photos are very low rez. I got rid of the ones that were less compelling but some of them capture the moment so well even at “lo fi…” that I figured I’d keep them to share. J

Pictured: auction house the night before what you see on TV now. Amazing production crew! #‎barrettjackson

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Early morning at #‎barrettjackson day two first year at Mohegan. All three days sold out right away.

3pm 24jun16 #‎barretjackson #‎mohegansun this place is as full as is humanly possible. Good luck finding a hotel...

Rob Graham You buying a hot rod or what man
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Karen Ricci
Karen Ricci We are there today, as Ana sings the Anthem T 11:45!!!!!
Karen Ricci They told us this is the first sold out crowd ever!
Marco Frucht Yes, pretty historic, eh?
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Day 3. #‎barrettjackson it's 815 and people are already trying to grab up seats.

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805 and the line to the escalator for Winter Garage goes all the way back past Bobby Flay's Burgers! #‎barrettjackson #‎mohegansun

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This was nuts. I’ve never seen all of Mohegan so full. Not just the arena and the Winter Parking Garage. Everywhere else was just packed with people coming and going. “All abuzz,” as they say…

Trucks and buses have to park over on 32. Garages are filling up fast. Get here quick. #‎barrettjackson #‎mohegansunarena

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Last car of the auction. 16,500 dollars. Sold! Craig Jackson called it the best first auction ever. #‎barretjackson

Joanne McDermott I watch this on tv....were you there,
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Marco Frucht
Marco Frucht yupper. Inaugural New England auction. They're going to be talking about this one all year. Everything about it surpassed everything Craig Jackson imagined when he did a walkthrough with the tribe last year to plan this. After this XJ8 jag sold he got up on the mike and did everything except cry real tears. "This was the best first auction ever!" was one of the greatest quotables I heard. He's been married for 40 something years so he's at least 60ish but he sounded like a little boy, hehehehehe

Marco Frucht Gas Monkey people sold 11 cars unless any didn't meet a reserve and I don't know if they bought any Saturday but he won two cars Friday! So his car carriers are going back with new projects. hehehehe
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So 2 neatest people I met? A boy whose dad bought 5 cars, and a guy who drives cars across the Auction Block for a living. #‎barrettjackson

Joanne McDermott Love!
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Marco Frucht
Marco Frucht I didn't get a good shot of the rims but it had those tiny little hubcaps like my dad used to steal when he was a teenager. ;)
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Joanne McDermott
Joanne McDermott What is this? I'm in love!!
Marco Frucht A wicked old Studebaker I don't remember the model but it was like a 51 or a 53 or something. Wowza!
Joanne McDermott You got that right!!! This is the car for me!!!
Marco Frucht well they're auctioning it off in Vegas at the next show so plan early
Joanne McDermott Can you float me $100,000.00?
Marco Frucht Sure I'll have to check how much is in my petty cash check book
Joanne McDermott Appreciated man!
Marco Frucht https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150608136116697

Marco Frucht
March 17, 2012 ·
Aight, Who knows what this is? I'll give you a hint, no, n/m -- no hint. ;)
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And lastly??

Aww, as they say in Wide World of Sports (TM) "the agony of defeat."
I caught a glimpse of this one getting prepped for its return trip home, or to another auction.
Don't cry for the seller though. He sent five cars in and only two didn't meet the reserve.
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Addenda: If anyone wants their name or car or likeness removed or whatever, just let me know. I did this sort of as an edited text dump so I might not have wiped out everything I should have. I tried.

Marco Capelli Frucht

PS: the images didn't replicate across databases. I guess because it's instagram.
So I'll upload one fresh one and you can just go to my instagram to see all of them openly I guess.


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