John Nicholls Part of Record-Setting Barrett-Jackson 2015 Scottsdale Auction Team

The 2015 Scottsdale auction was destined to be epic with historic sales results.

Fredericksburg, VA, January 30, 2015 --( Barrett-Jackson’s 2015 Scottsdale auction will record over $131 million in vehicles sales and $6.55 million in automobilia sale, making it the highest sales to date.

“This year’s Scottsdale auction was on a scale unlike anything in our 44-year history,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Everyone who attended this year’s Scottsdale auction was a part of automotive history.”

Conducting the auction of this historic event would require an unprecedented effort for Spanky Assiter, president of Assiter Auctioneers, the official auctioneer of Barrett-Jackson.

“I guess it’s fair to say this was the biggest management challenge of my life, especially with the high expectations for the sale of the world famous Ron Pratte collection of classic vehicles. But we pulled it off,” said Assiter.

“As the Barrett-Jackson auctions have grown in scope, they have required more and more resources. For years, we’ve been privileged to bring in many of the best known auctioneers in the country to help, because the sellers and bidders in the nationally televised Barrett-Jackson auctions have very high standards,” said Assiter.

John Nicholls of Fredericksburg, Va, one of Assister’s lead auctioneers, assisted Assiter again this year in Scottsdale with calling bids and many of the details necessary for the success of the event. Nicholls, who won the International Auctioneer Champion competition in 2006, has been working the Barrett-Jackson auctions for 11 years. The Virginia auctioneer – president of the Nicholls Auction Marketing Group – has watched the event grow year after year.

“The ability to attract this dream team of auction professionals reflects the respect others have for both Spanky and the event, and participation has become something of a status symbol among auctioneers. It isn’t easy to get people of this caliber to commit to three, five, seven or nine days of work, because they all have their own businesses to run back home, but I think we all consider it a privilege,” said Nicholls.

As president of Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., Nicholls oversees all day to day operations of the company. Nicholls is a second generation auctioneer who is licensed in 11 states and the District of Columbia and conducts over 300 auctions a year.

For more information about John Nicholls and Nicholls Auction Marketing Group please visit or call (540) 898-0971.

Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., with over 45 years of auction superiority and over 200 years of combined experience, has been synonymous with excellence successfully marketing and selling thousands of properties.

About Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc.

Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., is a professional accelerated marketing firm specializing in the promotion and sale of real estate via the auction method of marketing. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, NAMG has been serving the needs of the Mid-Atlantic region since 1968. The Nicholls team comprises world and state champion auctioneers, an award winning marketing staff, and sales percentages unmatched in the industry. For more information about Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., visit or call 540-898-0971.
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