Market Conditions Commentary (Archive 2012-March)
With nearly 40 years in the wholesale automobile business, our founder Robert Hollenshead offers his insights on the market and where it is going -- info to help your business succeed!
by Robert Hollenshead
3/29/2012 6:25:57 PM

It was a very good Hi-Line today for good cars and great units are on Jupiter.  Now that is over, we can concentrate on a real auction, Friday.  If you look at 23 starting at 9AM, it’s kind of hard to believe.  60 low miles Toyotas in a row, 60 low mile Honda/Acura, 60 Nissan/ Infinity/Subys in a row, 60 good Europeans, 60 good miley Toyota/Hondas, 60 good mid-range, domestics, 60 mile challenged dead beat tax rat units, and 60 good domestics in lane 5 at noon.

Weather is good, market is starving, I feel like ripping heads off, try to rip mine off.  They will all be sold.  We got all the big shots here from Atlanta to watch simulcast at it’s best.  Don’t let me down.  You buy all year from me on the machine so be sure you do your finger exercises prior to the bell going off at 9AM.  Do your stretches exercises before the sale.  Take your dump before the sale.  Tell the brats, “Daddy is busy, so sit down


by Robert Hollenshead
3/28/2012 2:59:05 PM

Rapping up the month

It is true, cars are short in the mid-west, if they are cheap, and nice, and low miles, and good Car Fax, and so on and on and on.  But high price, wrong color, paint work, no gear…forget about it.  Cars aren’t that scarce.  Nobody home.  I can sell 2,000 cars under $10,000 under 80,000 miles this afternoon.  But them muddy suckers with 49K and it’s a $40,000 car, not so simple.  Thank God  that he watches over high mileage Irishman.  Old worn out wholesaler with eleven million miles on him.  Been clocked a half dozen times, frame damage in the core, and running with a battery connection that is a bit loose.  That’s me.

He watches out for me because week after week, month after month, year after year, decade after decade, he shines a light that leads me to the largest volume of cars, the right cars, that the world can’t find, than can be bought and sold in


by Robert Hollenshead
3/27/2012 4:57:46 PM

Our Android ap is going live Wednesday.  You are going to love this sucker.  The Universal Condition Report is coming directly behind.  The entire world will have a guaranteed Condition report in a few more seconds.  Then watch out Daddy-O  I been working on this for over a year and here we come.  

God I love this.  We are smack dab in the middle of a new world.  

The Super Supreme Car Buyin' and Sellin' Machine


by Robert Hollenshead
3/26/2012 12:48:59 PM

This is a poem sent to us by one of our loyal Simulcast buyers.  He is a dealer in North Carlina that we sell to on a regular basis.  I thought it was very nice of him to take the time to put it together.  My only question is, why isn't he spending the time more profitably by selling the cars we sell him as opposed to trying his hand as a poet.  Only teasing, and thanks so much to Daniel for the poetry and thinking of me.  I am honored.  

Dedicated to Mr. Hollenshead
By: Daniel Miller/ GM of Blanton Cars Inc.

The Maestro Of Manheim

Each Friday Lane 22 is the place to be.
The show starts at nine and goes until three.

If you don’t have it, then it can’t be found.
You selection is more unique to the world around.

You bring in cars from all over the place.
If aliens had cars, you’d


by Robert Hollenshead
3/22/2012 12:42:42 PM

666 for Friday

The number of the Beast.  So I suppose we are going to have a beast of a day.  We have a beast of a line up.  More good, low mile Audis than any 5 auctions combined  in the country, ore Toyota and Lexus than any three auctions combined in the country, more good low mile Acura, Honda good car false units than any auction anywhere, more low mile Mercedes, BMWs than any  auction in the country, 30 Subys (low mile great mix), 40 Nissans, and a pile of Mazdas. 150 good low mile domestics and 100 mile challenged units perfect for tax check credit rats.

In other words, a cotton picking Beast of a sale in lanes 23 at 8:45AM, 22 at 1PMand lane 5 around 11:30 AM.

The main reason I am telling all of you this now is to be sure nobody commits suicide when the buzz hits the street that we sold cars that simply are not available at any other place in the world and yopu feel