Last year, Harvey Boeve sold Port City Racecars to Gary Crooks. Over the past few months, Crooks has been transitioning Port City from Muskegon, Michigan to Mooresville, North Carolina.
However, not all of the inventory and equipment made the trip to the Tar Heel State. On March 9, that equipment will be up for auction at the former Port City location in Michigan.
The auction will start at 10:00 am Eastern on Saturday, March 9, managed by Miedema Auctioneering, which is also headquartered in Michigan. There, race teams will be able to acquire top-notch equipment developed from Port City’s 40-plus years in the industry.
“I made the decision about middle of last summer that I’m going to retire,” Boeve told Speed51. “I proceeded from there, and there was an opportunity to sell Port City Racecars to Gary Crooks in Mooresville, NC. We sat down and made the deal work out. The effective date of the sale and when Port City ceased operations in Michigan was December 2.”
The equipment and machinery available at the auction is left over from the transition process.
“From there, Gary and his people took approximately 15 semi-loads of inventory, equipment, and jigs to the Mooresville facility,” Boeve explained. “What I have here is the excess equipment that he chose not to take.
“The best thing to do is to go to the website,” Boeve continued. “There’s shears, brakes, tubing benders, Gale Force machines. There’s a lot of equipment here they didn’t need in Mooresville because they already had it. It was just a duplication.”
Along with the live auction on-site, there will be internet bidding available for the auction. While much of the equipment was designed with racers in mind, some of it could be useful to anybody involved in industrial work.
“Racers, individuals, anybody,” said Boeve. “The equipment can be used by asphalt racers, dirt racers. The majority of the equipment is racer-related, although there is a cross-over to the industrial side. From my perspective, I’m trying to deal with racers, but I’m sure there will be crossover there as well.”
Descriptions and pictures of available items, as well as detailed auction information, are on the Miedema Auctioneering website, which can be found by clicking here.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor - Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Miedema Auctioneering