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Best of Show Automotive puts out a call for car buffs
By Terry Troy
April 22, 2010, 5:00AM

4-22-10 Buying and Selling Live_Aid_Camaro.jpgIf you have a passion for classic and vintage cars and want to turn that passion into a profession, you may just have the chance. Best of Show Automotive in Mentor is putting out a call for dealer reps who want to consign and sell classic cars.

The Mentor Museum of Speed added this iconic Camaro IROC-Z and 1934 Auburn to its collection this year. If you have a passion for classic and vintage cars and want to turn that passion into a profession, you may just have the chance.
Best of Show Automotive in Mentor is putting out a call for dealer reps who want to consign and sell classic cars.4-22-10 Buying and Selling James_Cagney_Car-1.jpg

“To keep up with our customers’ demand for world-class cars, we need experienced hobbyists to identify topnotch cars that we can consign and sell,” said Joe Carroll, Best of Speed Automotive’s owner. “We offer a 20-percent commission on consignments for every car brought to us that we sell. We average a 90-percent-plus sell-through rate on consigned vehicles.”

Being an official Best of Show Automotive dealer rep is like running a home-based business.

“You set your own hours and appointments. All you need is a good quality digital camera, a computer and an eye for cars with the most market value,” said Carroll. “We’ll give you business cards, sales literature and professional advice from our proven sales team.”

The driving force behind Best of Show Automotive’s consignment program is its proprietary marketing machine that puts consigned cars on the world stage.

“Each car is listed on all of our Internet storefronts. Our sites average more than 1.2 million hits each month,” said Carroll. “Additionally, nobody else in our industry has an active inventory of more than 150 meticulously restored and engineered cars. We are a one-stop shop for anybody who is looking for a classic, high performance or muscle car.”

Best of Show Automotive opened the Mentor Museum of Speed last year. The museum is home to more than 150 classic and vintage rods and restorations. It was started as an outgrowth of Best of Show Automotive’s classic and high-performance restoration business.

Mentor Museum of Speed is home to more than its fair share of classics and unusual vehicles. It acquired its first million-dollar vehicle, a 1968 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda, a record-breaking drag racer once owned and raced by Akron legend Arlen Vanke.

The Museum also acquired two additional vehicles. The first was a 1985 Camaro IROC-Z purchased from the 1985 Live Aid benefit. The vehicle has more than 100 celebrity signatures on it, including Neil Young, Keith Richards, Ozzy Osbourne and Tom Petty. The second, a 1934 Auburn, was driven by actor James Cagney in the 1933 film “The Mayor of Hell.”

“These two historically-significant cars add to the mystique of our classic car collection, which is one of the largest in the country,” said Carroll.

“The Live Aid benefit concert was seen by over one billion people world-wide, making this Camaro an icon to a whole generation. James Cagney was a Lifetime Achievement Award winner and very influential in his time. His 1934 Auburn is well-known to movie buffs worldwide.”

If you’re a car buff and don’t want to turn your passion into a profession, you can still stop by the Mentor Museum of Speed to see some very unique vehicles. It’s also a pretty nice place to visit if you’re just a casual fan of America’s favorite mode of transportation.

However, if you’re looking to turn your passion for cars into profits, contact either Carroll or G.K. Kerr at Best of Show Automotive.

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