Broad Arrow Group Palm Beach Auction Catalog

This week I’ve begun to write catalog texts for the upcoming Broad Arrow Group Palm Beach 2022 auction November 18-19. Broad Arrow Group is a new auction house made up of industry veterans. What I like is their mission of “a shared vision of bringing a new level of simplicity, transparency, and accountability within the collector car industry.” That’s sadly rare in this business. Their main auctioneer, Lydia Fenet⎘, is quite amazing, too. Writing the story of an automobile — and making it very attractive to potential bidders — in as few as 150 words is quite a challenge, but I write similar captions for our annual Motorbooks Muscle Car⎘ calendar in less than 80 words, so I’ve had some experience. Some of the texts I’ve written that are still available are…

Original GTO Club Fall Cruise

We have been members of The Original GTO Club of eastern Wisconsin since 2017 when they helped us greatly with our fourth book, The Complete Book of Pontiac GTO. The club welcomes all Pontiacs, since GTOs are becoming more rare and expensive every year. Each year the club has a Fall Cruise through the northern Kettle Moraine area of southeastern Wisconsin, and this year on October 8th we joined the club with “Annie”, our 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette Convertible (not a Pontiac, but a classic GM product just the same).

We started at Collins Deck Bar⎘ in West Bend, travelled to Parnell Tower⎘ in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, then to Harbor Lights Pub and Grille⎘ on Lake Ellen in Cascade for lunch, continued to Speiker’s Pumpkin Farm⎘ in Random Lake, and concluded at SoLu Estate Winery & Meadery⎘ in Cascade. Yes, that is an apple inside a bottle of homemade “apple pie”; club member Bob Brusky places the bottles on branches of his apple tree in spring, and hopes an apple grows inside it!

While we had a sunny day, it was cool and windy, and we could not drop the top, but we added 140 miles to Annie’s odometer and had a thoroughly wonderful day with a great group of enthusiasts.