October 3, 2022

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Classic car auction bringing buzz to Winona

WINONA Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – First news at nine is very pleased to existing County by County Winona, where by we search at the persons and the areas that make Winona a specific aspect of our neighborhood. We’ll be sharing county by county tales every single evening this week. Tonight, attention classic car or truck fans: there are a couple of weekends this year Winona is the put to be.

The town of Winona has a population of much more than 26,000, and that quantity receives a substantial improve two times a 12 months many thanks to Remlinger collector vehicle auctions. Co-proprietor Dave Hanner says people today from all more than the country come to Winona to buy and sell basic cars.

“We do two a 12 months, just one in the spring, just one in the fall. We operate anyplace in between 250 to 400 vehicles, based on the auction,” mentioned Hanner.

Every auction is finished through consignment with Remlinger performing on behalf of the vendor.

“Say if you have a ’65 Mustang that you’d like to promote, what we do is we consign that auto to our auction, there’s a small entry cost, and then when we market the vehicle, we just take a proportion,” said Hanner.

In his two a long time with Remlinger, Hanner has found a huge variety of motor vehicles occur and go.

“We see the Corvettes we marketed a ’58 Corvette for, I imagine $120,000 past slide. We consigned a 1959 Porsche 356a, which is a extremely unusual motor vehicle, and it is truly worth north of $100,000 pounds,” said Hanner

High selling price tags are not uncommon at Remlinger, but there are much more economical possibilities.

“So, we have cars probably from $1,000, all the way up to the sky is the restrict. I imagine last year, we sold a car or truck for $130,000, and we’ve marketed automobiles as low as $500, so there’s a little little bit of a thing for every person,” mentioned Hanner.

Purchasing and offering automobiles aren’t the only routines for attendees on auction times. Founder Jim Remlinger shows common drag race cars and other one of a kind autos he’s gathered in the course of his lifetime.

“The auction things is in the again, and in the entrance is for the museum element of it. I have most of my cars are in here, and I have obtained a pair of automobiles on loan from some very good pals of mine. We’ve got go-carts in right here, vintage go-carts that we have ordered about in Paris, France, and we have a whole lot of cars in below are a person of 50, just one of 70, a single of 100,” reported Remlinger.

The museum is an expansive piece of automotive record, which Remlinger can convey to you all about. Among the museum and the auction, Remlinger is a vital participant in Winona’s tourism, as effectively as the wider Coulee Location.

“Our past auction final slide, I really do not feel there was a hotel room in Winona, and we in fact had a lot of people today remaining in La Crosse. I consider we had nearly 4,000 people in attendance at our past auction,” stated Hanner.

Jim Remlinger believes his organization can get even larger.

“We’d like to develop this auction in Winona to in all probability about 500 autos for each auction,” stated Remlinger.

In the meantime, Remlinger and Hanner are gearing up for the initial auction of 2022.

“So, June 3rd and 4th we have our Spring auction below in Winona, right below at this facility. We system to operate 400 cars. Everyone’s welcome as far as a customer, a seller, or spectator,” mentioned Hanner.

Remlinger will also maintain an auction in Lincoln, Nebraska this July. The fall auction in Winona is slated for Oct 7th and 8th. An ’82 Chevy Corvette and a ’67 Ford Mustang are between the cars established for this spring. Remlinger features absolutely free normal admission for any person intrigued in looking at the auction. 

Tune in this Sunday at 9:35 pm following First Information at Nine to check out our 50 %-hour distinctive, County by County-Winona. We’ll introduce you to the folks, areas, and items, that make Winona County exclusive.