Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
GOING, GOING, GONE! If you’ve ever been to a collector car auction, or seen one on TV, then you know how bidding fever can quickly drive the price of a car way beyond what most people would think to be a fair price. And that’s precisely what the auctioneer is intending, because the higher the sale price, the higher the commission the auction house gets. Indeed, there’s a lot to know about selling or buying a Corvette at auction and, if you don’t know what to expect, it can be a costly learning experience. And the world of automotive auctions has it’s own special jargon – terms like ring man, shill bid, reserve, no reserve and more. That’s exactly why we decided to do the focus of our cover feature on Corvette auctions and what you absolutely need to know about them. And there’s a lot of other good stuff in this issue, too, like how to replace the gear bumper in C5 headlights, our continuing tech discussion on automatic trans- missions, how to install a third brake light pulser and how to replace the lower outer window seal along with our regular columns and departments. So strike a comfortable pose, and enjoy this issue!
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APRIL 2018