Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction Re-opens to the Public Sunday at 8 a.m. Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions will open to the public on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 8 a.m. to resume its collector car auction following the severe storm that hit Scottsdale on Thursday night
ordered to close by the fire marshal as the storm worsened. One minor injury was reported with all attendees evacuated calmly and safely.
Since the storm, the company has been cooperating fully with the City of Scottsdale Fire Department to assess the situation with safety being the primary concern. In anticipation of continuing rain Friday night, Russo and Steele worked diligently throughout the night to cover the majority of the cars on site. At first light on Friday, specialty car cover company Cover King donated a number of waterproof car covers to quickly begin the clean up efforts and to ensure the safety of the cars. The Scottsdale Fire Marshal approved a limited number of Russo and Steele vendors to be on site, including Arizona Wash Boys and Steve’s Detailing, to assist with the covering of the collector cars. In addition to an outpouring of support by vendors, several Russo and Steele consignors have stepped up and will donate auction proceeds from the sale of their collector cars to local Scottsdale charities. Alcazar added that the positive response from clients, vendors and supporters has been overwhelming.
“There were a lot of cars with halos around them that did not sustain any damage” added Alcazar. “There are many passionate owners worried about their cars and our main priority is to keep them informed with the most up to date information.”
On Friday evening the City of Scottsdale Fire Marshall cleared Russo and Steele to open the doors for only the car owners Saturday morning for the special briefing. By Saturday morning the site had been completely cleaned and all debris has been removed. Early Saturday morning the Scottsdale Fire Marshal deemed the property safe to resume all auction operations Sunday morning at 8 a.m. For the benefit of Russo and Steele’s valued clients and car enthusiasts throughout the valley, the auction will be extended through Monday, Jan. 25. Updated run lists and further details will be posted at www.RussoandSteele.com.
There have been a lot of inaccurate numbers reported in regards to damages, and rather than speculate on the number, Russo and Steele is awaiting an accurate assessment. Multiple agencies are currently conducting ongoing investigations; details will be provided as they are made available.
For additional information or images, regular updates will be made to the company website at www.russoandsteele.com, on the company’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phoenix-AZ/Russo-and-Steele/63384680796 or follow on Twitter @RussoandSteele.
About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions:
Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles is one of the nation’s premier collector car auctions; specializing in the world’s finest European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs. Its two auctions each year attract clients from all over the globe not only because of its reputation for stellar collector automobiles, but also unique auction experiences unattainable at any other collector car auction in the world. Its auction events take place with its signature auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. every January, and Monterey, Calif. in August. Additional information please visit www.russoandsteele.com or call (602)