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RM GROUP OF COMPANIES RE-SIGNS RELIABLE CARRIERS AS EXCLUSIVE TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER FOR US-BASED EVENTS

  • RM Sotheby’s and Auctions America renew exclusive transportation sponsorship agreement with Reliable Carriers Inc.
  • Reliable to have onsite presence and act primary automotive sponsor at all of the Company’s US-based auction events

 

BLENHEIM, ON (February 1, 2016) – The RM Group of Companies, incorporating RM Sotheby’s and Auctions America, is pleased to announce an extension of its partnership with Reliable Carriers Inc. for an additional three-year period. 

 

The continuing business relationship sees Reliable Carriers assume the role as the exclusive automotive sponsor and preferred transportation provider at all of RM Sotheby’s and Auctions America’s US-based catalogue sales from 2016 through 2018 inclusive. As part of the relationship, Reliable Carriers will have an onsite presence at all of the company’s established US-based catalogue events to provide quotes and assist clients wishing to transport their automobile(s) purchased at auction.

 

“The RM group prides itself on offering concierge service from start to finish, including recommendations for transportation both to and from auction,” says Alain Squindo, Chief Operating Officer, RM Sotheby’s.” With more than 50 years’ experience in specialized automotive transportation, Reliable understands the passion of the collector car hobby and has a strong reputation for first-class care when it comes to carrying specialty vehicles. We’re pleased to continue our association with the Reliable team as we continue to provide an unsurpassed level of service to the collector car hobby.”

 

Reliable Carriers is regarded as America’s largest enclosed auto transport company, serving the 48 contiguous United States and the farthest reaches of Canada. In addition, they boast the country’s largest fleet of specialty vehicle carriers with over 300 units and 280 drivers. Their fleet features customized, enclosed, drop deck and unique lift gates to ensure the utmost care and confidence during the loading and unloading process, while innovative equipment including state-of-the-art satellite tracking, climate controlled hauling and customized tie down systems ensure the safety of vehicles in transit.

 

For further information on Reliable Carriers, visit www.reliablecarriers.com. For further information on RM Sotheby’s and Auctions America, or to view a full schedule of upcoming events, please visit www.rmsothebys.com or www.auctionsamerica.com.

 

About the RM Group of Companies

 

About RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby’s (formerly RM Auctions) is the world's largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM's vertically integrated range of services, from private treaty sales and auctions to estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. As a company, RM Sotheby’s has established numerous auction benchmarks, including the current record for the highest-grossing collector car auction of all time, with $172.9 million in sales at its 2015 Monterey event. In February 2015, RM formed a strategic partnership with Sotheby’s, uniting the two companies for the full calendar of future automobile auctions. For further information, visit www.rmsothebys.com.  

 

About Auctions America

Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time vehicle specialists, who offer over 150 years’ combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. The company’s established roster of annual events are held in some of the country’s leading automotive destinations including Auburn, Indiana; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Santa Monica, California; and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. To learn more about Auctions America, visit www.auctionsamerica.com.

 

About Reliable Carriers, Inc.

Offering more than 50 years’ experience in specialized automotive transportation, Reliable Carriers transports vehicles with its stand-apart brand of first-class care, world-class service and the unparalleled resources of America’s largest fleet of specialty vehicle carriers. With full GPS tracking and $5 million worth of insurance standard with every delivery, Reliable has made its name by taking vehicles seriously. For further information, visit www.reliablecarriers.com.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

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+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

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+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

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drose@rmsothebys.com

+1 617 513 0388
United States

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dgould@rmsothebys.com

+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

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kforry@rmsothebys.com

+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

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mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

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Michael Squire

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

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+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

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smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

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tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

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