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RMs Silver Anniversary Event

RM Auctions Inc. Brings International Spotlight To Classic Car Event In Chatham, Ontario July 16 - 18, 2004 To Benefit Community Skateboard Parks

CHATHAM, Ontario, Canada (January 6, 2004) – RM Auctions Inc., one of Canada's most fascinating international businesses, is commemorating its ongoing success with a 25th anniversary celebration on July 16-18, 2004 in “The Classic Car Capital of Canada” with proceeds going towards the construction of skateboard parks in the Chatham-Kent community.

From its humble beginnings as a small auto repair shop, to the international leader in the vintage automotive auction and restoration business, the RM group of companies have achieved phenomenal growth and an enviable reputation for delivering the world’s best vintage automobiles and services. RM continues to win accolades and awards from the most prestigious events in the vintage automobile market, giving the company more than enough reason to toast to its success.

“After twenty five years in this business, we decided to celebrate with a huge classic car weekend, and raise some money for a great community project,” says Rob Myers, founder of RM. Proceeds from the weekend’s event will go toward the construction of skateboard parks in the Chatham-Kent community. “Everyone has a connection to classic cars, whether they owned one or know of someone who did.” “It’s nostalgia at its finest and they always attract a crowd,” adds Myers.

The celebration, held in RM’s hometown community of Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada is expected to draw thousands of automobile enthusiasts from across North America. The event will feature one of the country’s largest classic car shows, a Concours d’Elegance, art and fashion shows, celebrity events, vintage car seminars and live entertainment. Emmy Award winning actor “Ed Hermmann” star of TV’s “The Practice”, “Gilmore Girls” and many other television shows and feature films, will attend as celebrity judge and Master of Ceremonies.

Guided tours through RM Restoration’s world-class facilities will offer a glimpse of rare and exotic automobiles under going transformation into priceless works of moving art. The RM Classic Car Exhibit displays a rotating museum collection from the golden era of transportation – featuring historic marques such as Duesenberg, Packard, Isotta Fraschini, Delehaye, Talbot-Lago, and many other European and American classics.

One of the main event highlights is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the world’s most famous and rarest race cars - the record breaking 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa. This one-of-a-kind, multi-million dollar V-12 powered Ferrari was driven to victory at Le Mans in 1962 by racing legends Phil Hill who is also scheduled to make an appearance.

For more information about this event contact: or call 1-800-211-4371.

RM Auctions, Inc., is the leader in the North American investment-grade collector car auction market and an international renowned specialist in vintage automobile restorations. Celebrating twenty-five years in the trade, RM has achieved incomparable records in worldwide sales and awards in the multi-billion dollar vintage car industry. Worldwide RM group sales have grown steadily each year and are anticipated at more than $100 million for 2003. For additional information on RM Auctions, Inc., please call (800) 211-4371 or visit the company web site at:

Alexander Weaver

+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

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more