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Success D r i v e GOING, GOING…SOLD! The sights, sounds and smells of a live car auction are an intoxicating mix. If you really are serious about “just looking,” bring duct tape to keep you hand from going up as the gavel comes down. TEXT BY BILL LINDSEY Buying a collectible car requires months thumbing through publications, long nights viewing eBay pages, tedious phone calls to get more information and cross-country flights to see the vehicle. Or you can do it the smart way: Attend the Barrett Jackson Car Auction. Hundreds of vehicles ranging from sleek Ferraris to one-of-a-kind custom creations will roll past the auctioneer Apr. 12-15. The main action is in the live bidding, but others are also vying for each car via phone and online bids. This year’s event includes a broad selection of “automobilia” — vintage gas pumps, garage decals, authentic tin advertising signs and all the other stuff you need to dress up the Man Cave. The auction is also an ideal way to sell that ”Eleanor” Mustang or other collectibles you’ve been sitting on in order to make room in the garage. You’ll never find a better audience of ready buyers; Barrett-Jackson.com. 42