Leake Auction Company

As COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of many collector car auctions and events, Leake Auctions has a new opportunity for the collector car community and its clients: sell online. Leveraging the massive global audience of its parent company, Ritchie Bros.

Leake Auctions has secured a select group of vehicles from internationally recognized collector John Staluppi. Nearly 120 of his vehicles will sell without reserve during Leake's auction in Arizona, Jan. 15 to 19, 2020. The Ritchie Bros. -owned company has partnered with Salt River Fields at Talking Stick for its multi-day auction.

Gary Bennett began buying and selling collectible automobiles in 1971 with the Leake Auction Company, founded by James C. Leake Sr. seven years earlier. After decades in the industry, including 17 as vice president of Barrett-Jackson auctions, Bennett has returned to lead where he began.

Ritchie Bros. has announced the acquisition of Leake Auction Company, an Oklahoma-based collector car auctioneer, established in 1972. "Ritchie Bros. continues to expand and bring its professional auctions to other sectors and asset categories," said Greg Owens, group president (New Sectors & Ventures), Ritchie Bros.