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Scottsdale 2015 Seminar Announced!

Unlock Maximum Value: How to Bring the Most for Your Collector Car at Auction


Friday, January 16, 2015
9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Complementary Breakfast Included
(located on the main auction floor)

Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions Announces Scottsdale 2015 Seminar Featuring Wayne Carini of TV’s Chasing Classic Cars and an All Star Panel of Guests

For Immediate Release:

Scottsdale, Arizona (December 16th, 2014) – For Enthusiasts – By Enthusiasts. ™ This is far more than a tagline at Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions. It’s a lifestyle, and we are gearing up to deliver that singular passion to the High Desert of sunny Scottsdale, Arizona for our annual flagship event during the world renowned collector car week. Additionally, Scottsdale marks the kick-off of the year-long celebration of our 15th anniversary. Held over five thrilling and action-packed days from Wednesday January 14th through Sunday January 18th, this “must attend” event promises to deliver our signature high-octane experience with a huge selection of today’s finest and most interesting collector automobiles, ranging from time-honoured European sports classics, to legendary and historically important competition cars, to the most sought after of American muscle machines, with virtually everything in between.

Lights camera, action! Your car is primped, pampered and polished. You have documentation in hand, and a number in mind, but the question remains: is it possible that you could be leaving money on the table? Join Russo and Steele and their panel of notable industry experts as they not only share their extensive experiences buying and selling in the collector automobile auction world, but also their expertise in proper, profitable and appropriate restoration, event presentation, marketing preparation and more! Experience the excitement and passion of these speakers and discover various insights that will help you to unlock maximum value!


Wayne Carini, Chasing Classic Cars TV/F40 Motorsports

With a lifetime of experience in automobile restoration under his belt, master car restorer Wayne Carini has a resume that includes body and paint work on rare car collections owned by the likes of David Letterman, tennis great Ivan Lendl and the DuPont family. He's been featured in the New York Times as well as numerous automobile magazines, starred in two one-hour television specials, and now the widely popular Velocity television series Chasing Classic Cars. The owners of the most exclusive and secret garages open up their doors only to him as Wayne is truly one of the world’s foremost experts on preparing, and offering collector automobiles at auction.


Jim Menneto, Hemmings Motor News

Jim Menneto has been President and Publisher of Hemming’s Motor News since May of 2002 when parent company American City Business Journals purchased it. Jim has been with American City for close to 30 years starting as the Advertising Director at the Capital District Review in Albany, New York where he was promoted to Publisher within 3 months. He then went on to become Publisher of the Boston Business Journal a post he held for 13 years. Jim also was a Dale Carnegie Sales Course Instructor for many years and served with the USMC in Viet Nam as a Medic. As a life- long car enthusiast and Instrument rated pilot Hemming’s allows Jim to have a career immersed in what he loves to do.


Chris Baker, Michelin North America

Chris Baker is Director of Motorsports for Michelin North America. In this role, he is responsible for motorsports and small-volume specialty vehicle manufacturer / tuner programs for both the Michelin and BFGoodrich brands for the United States, Canada and Mexico. Baker oversees all aspects of Michelin’s motorsports engagements in North America to include marketing, activation, local (North American) racing product development and team support. He also works to coordinate the company’s global motorsports efforts. Throughout his career, Baker has held numerous research scientist and team leader positions for passenger-car and light truck product research. Baker has also served as Passenger Car and Light Truck Product Research Manager at MNA’s subsidiary, Michelin Americas Research Company.


Wade Kawasaki, Coker Tire/SEMA Hall of Fame (Moderator)

Wade Kawasaki is one of the automotive hobby’s most influential business leaders with more than 30 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. Kawasaki was introduced to the hobby at 10 years old when he began working for his father at a local Shell station. In the following years, Kawasaki worked for a number of SEMA member companies and in 1987, founded Exports International – a company his wife, Rose, runs today – specializing in the wholesale distribution and export of American-made automotive aftermarket products to overseas customers. Currently, Kawasaki serves as the Executive Vice President of The Coker Group where he is responsible for overseeing new business acquisitions, structuring global distribution and manufacturing, as well as managing corporate governance, marketing and overall corporate infrastructure.

Click here to register for the Scottsdale 2015 Seminar





For Immediate Release

Scottsdale, Arizona (October 02, 2014) – While we are now putting the final wraps on a very busy, and very exciting 2014, the team at Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions is looking forward and setting its sights on Scottsdale, Arizona, where we will kick off our 15th Anniversary celebrations. Slated for January 14-18 2015, our Scottsdale auction will provide a wide array of top-flight collector automobiles and events and promises to continue our tradition of redefining collector-car auctions with our refreshing “For Enthusiasts – By Enthusiasts” experience and attitude.

Specializing in selling the most desirable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles since the year 2000, Russo and Steele’s 15th Anniversary Scottsdale event will deliver more than 750 of the finest classic cars available today on our innovative auction block that puts buyers right on the auction floor with the cars on offer. Our ground-level auction arena and elevated platform seating arrangement – spanning a full 360 degrees around the auction stage - creates a unique 'coliseum' effect, funneling bidders and enthusiasts directly into the epicenter of the thrilling action.

Experience the Russo and Steele difference for yourself! Bidder registration is just $200 and includes an official pocket guide and admission for all 5 days of excitement for the bidder and one lucky guest. Registered bidders are also invited to attend an exclusive auction preview plus our outstanding series of panel discussions and renowned guest speakers, making our 15th Anniversary Scottsdale auction a “must attend” event on all levels!

Auction consignments – whether that one special car or entire collections – are now invited for Scottsdale ’15. Be sure to take advantage of our many excellent advance marketing and promotional opportunities, including our full-color online catalogue, pocket guide, e-mail newsletters, and other advertising options by calling one of our expert specialists today!

For additional information regarding our Scottsdale ’15 auction, the exciting selection of featured collector automobiles being assembled daily, and our 15th Anniversary events, visit our website at For further supporting documentation, high-resolution images, or more advance information about the Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2015 auction event, please contact Darin Roberge at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
For Enthusiasts by Enthusiasts™. It’s not just a tagline, it’s our lifestyle! As one of the nation’s premier collector-car auction houses, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions celebrates its upcoming 15th Anniversary in 2015 and continues to innovate, set new records, and attract ever-growing numbers of clients worldwide. In addition to our reputation for offering stellar collector automobiles, our thrilling and unique auction experience is simply unattainable anywhere else. Auctions include our signature event in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, followed by Newport Beach, California in June, Monterey, California in August, and September’s Las Vegas auction at the New Tropicana Las Vegas.

Russo and Steele Media Contact:
Darin Roberge
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