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How Bring-A-Trailer Keeps Me Up At Night

An almost irresistible candy jar of a car show, every day - including weekends. This is a (semi-)secret meet-up site for the faithful with no downside.  Browse, bid, or bitch ... this spectacular wish-list car show is on 24/7. (WARNING: May be addictive)

By Doug Stokes

Mon, Aug 16, 2021 02:36 PM PST

This is NOT a waste of time - not if you’re having fun looking, laughing, and maybe even making a bid on that classic car, truck, motorcycle (or maybe even a real race car) that you have always lusted after. The site is called “Bring A Trailer” and it’s the home of one of those raucous high-zoot auctions that we see on TV … only this melee is performed in silence on the internet. Great classic cars, boats, bikes, racing machines, the occasional book collection, perhaps a complete Porsche 550A motor, or an original and authentic set of tools for a 1934 Blitzen Benz are all rolled out and sold right before your eyes - every day of the week.

Grey Jaguar on what looks like a racetrack, with some buildings in the background.
What's your fancy?

There’s a way in to the fun - join up to see daily announcements and get updates, and perhaps apply for a bidder’s card (if you dare). The pace is always fun and the comments from the bidders (and watchers) on each lot - as the countdown clock burns down to the gavel - are almost always quite hopped up and oft-times pretty sweaty. Here's to your first hit!

Have fun!

About The Author

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Doug Stokes

Doug has a long and wide-ranging history in the motoring business. He served five years as the Executive Director of the International Kart Federation, and was the PR guy for the Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix. He worked racing PR for both Honda and Suzuki and was a senior PR person on the first Los Angeles (Vintage) Grand Prix. He was also the first PR Manager for Perris Auto Speedway, and spent over 20 years as the VP of Communications at Irwindale Speedway. Stokes is the recipient of the American Autowriters and Broadcaster’s 2005 Chapman Award for Excellence in Public Relations and was honored in 2015 by the Motor Press Guild with their Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award. “… I’ve also been reviewing automobiles and books for over 20 years, and really enjoy my LA Car assignments.” he added.

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