The focus of the global collector community turned to Madison, Georgia, as RM Auctions lifted the gavel on the world-famous Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum, generating more than $9.1 million in sales with 100 percent of all lots sold.
A true labor of love carefully amassed over more than 15 years by businessman and lifelong collector Bruce Weiner, the Museum was internationally celebrated as the world's finest and largest collection of rare microcars. After making a decision to disperse the collection last year, Weiner entrusted RM Auctions to present 200 vehicles and 284 lots of collectibles 'without reserve,' setting the scene for one of the most colorful and fun collector car auctions in recent history.
Illustrating the tremendous international interest received in the sale, bidders represented 20 countries from around the world, including as far away as Brazil, Japan, and Australia, with those in the room joined by a large volume of collectors participating remotely via the phones and Internet.
"My family and I had the best time of our lives," said Bruce Weiner following the sale. "Kudos to the RM team. Their presentation, creativity, and enthusiasm was second to none. My only disappointment of the weekend was that the show had to come to an end."