Going, Going, Gone! Time to Register for the Oakland County Auction

Pre-registration for the annual 2015 Oakland County Auction is now open. The event takes place Saturday, May 16 at the county’s Vehicle Operations Building, 1200 N. Telegraph, Building 16 East, in Pontiac. Go to www.OakGov.com/auction for details and to register.

“The Oakland County Auction always has some interesting items up for bid and this year is no exception,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “We’re looking forward to an enjoyable event that really has something for everyone.”

050515 Rolling Ice ChestFor the individual who has everything, there is a rolling stainless steel ice chest. For the outdoor types, there is a Dolphin Spectrum two-person boat and a snowboard. A banjo will be up for bid for the musically inclined. Plus, there are 52 pairs of designer jeans, 13 pairs of Air Jordan shoes, a pair of Louis Vuitton men’s shoes, and an assortment of designer belts including ones by Gucci.

There are 58 vehicles on the auction list this year including a silver 2009 Dodge Charger, a black 2010 Chrysler Town & Country, a 1998 Bluebird bus, a white 2005 GMC Sierra 3500 dump truck, and a blue 2007 GMC Sierra 2500 utility truck. In electronics, there are big screen televisions ranging in size from 42-55 inches; game systems, which include Xbox, Xbox360, Sony PS3, and Sony PS4; and computers, cameras, and more.

050515 Banjo“There’s a lot of interest in this annual event and lines can get long,” said J. David VanderVeen, Oakland County director of central services. “We encourage the public to register ahead of time so they can go right into the auction without a wait.”

The public preview of all auction items will begin Saturday, May 16 at 8 a.m. Those who wish to inspect only the vehicles up for auction may do so Friday, May 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The general auction gets under way at 9 a.m. Saturday followed by the vehicle auction at noon. Gates close at 3 p.m. Individuals who are unable to pre-register online may also pre-register on site Friday during vehicle inspection hours. The auction information line is 248-858-1015.

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