BSC America opened the doors to its new Bel Air Auto Auction facility in the Riverside Business Park in Belcamp, Md., on Sept. 14.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, along with several other county and elected officials, joined the Nichols family in front of the lanes where a formal ribbon cutting event preceded the first auction at BSC's new facility, where cutting edge technology will provide the support to its substantially expanded 10-bay auction building. On the preceding evening, the Nichols family hosted a special customer preview and event to commemorate this milestone in the Bel Air Auto Auction's 70-year history. Bel Air Auto Auction welcomed its customers to the first regular sale at the new facility, with a complimentary breakfast, followed by the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Owner Ray Nichols sold the first car to cross the block. Bel Air Auto Auction Vice President Michelle Nichols-Neff capped that sale by announcing that the auction would make a donation to the Hurricane Relief Funds in an amount equal to the sales price of the first car across the new block.
Jumpstart Automotive Media released its monthly share of shopper interest data. And the report finds that shoppers have recently shown more interest in segments such as luxury sport, coupe, luxury sport sedan and large SUVs.
Between July and August, shopper interest in the luxury sport segment grew 28 percent; the coupe segment grew 15 percent; luxury sport sedan grew 14 percent; and the large SUV segment grew 12 percent.
So far this year, shopper interest in the alternative fuel category has grown by 40 percent; and the subcompact SUV/CUV segment has grown by 34 percent.