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IronPlanet arrives in Orlando to offer online auction solutions.

IronPlanet arrives in Orlando to offer online auction solutions.

Once upon a time, IronPlanet and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers were rivals when it came to kicking off the auction season in Orlando. IronPlanet conducted its own auction and the two companies battled in the auction sphere.

That's all changed.

Ritchie Bros. and IronPlanet joined forces officially in 2017 to better serve customers. The union has been greatly benefitted customers, who are looking for more choice when it comes to buying and selling equipment at auctions. This year, at Orlando 2018, the two companies debuted as one entity and you can feel the buzz as IronPlanet staff donned their new orange shirts.

IronPlanet is onsite in Orlando to explain online selling solutions to customers
(Inside Sales Supervisor, Garrett Brown, onsite to introduce and explain IronPlanet solutions to customers)

Leake Auction Company selling collector cars this Thursday in Orlando

Earlier this year, we acquired the Oklahoma-based collector car auctioneer Leake Auction Company. To celebrate and promote the acquisition, we are selling five Leake Auction cars in our Orlando auction this week: a 1970 Shelby GT350 Fastback, a 1941 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special, a 1970 Pontiac GTO convertible, 2007 ASM T Bucket, and a 1952 MG (see photos of cars below).

All the Leake cars will sell in Orlando this Thursday, February 22, at approximately 12 noon.

Leake will actually have their own auction this week as well in Oklahoma City, where they will sell 400 vehicles over two days (February 23 & 24). The auction will be held at the Bennett Event Center and includes a 1912 Ford Model T, a 1919 Cadillac Model 57, a 1955 Thunderbird, a 1967 Corvette, and much more.

Leake car 1

Leake car 2

Hummers from 'Long Road Home' display GovPlanet muscle.

GovPlanet, which also made its debut at Orlando 2018, is an IronPlanet solution for buying and selling Government surplus items. Onsite in Orlando are members of the GovPlanet team and two Hummers on display that were supplied to the National Geographic TV series The Long Road Home.

If you're in the market for Hummer (who isn't?), check out GovPlanet for a double-wide selection.

Hummer on GovPlanet

Keep it locked for videos, photos, and more.

Follow the hashtag #rbOrlando2018 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for photos and updates from the auction—and share any auction and equipment photos you take at the yard. Remember to tag #rbOrlando2018. Also, our Facebook page will be a hub of activity during the week of the auction. Tune in for daily updates, live video from the site, and more.

If you can't make it to our Orlando auction, but still want to bid, don't worry! You can bid online or by proxy. Phone the auction site to place a proxy bid: +1(863) 420-9919. Or register and bid online:

Register to bid online

Related articles:

Pulling back the curtain on online bidding at Orlando 2018.

The Big Show Begins: what you need to know for Orlando 2018.

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