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After last year’s violent weather during the annual Scottsdale classic car auctions; Russo and Steele, which suffered the most extensive damage, is not taking any chances when it puts on its 11th annual event next January.
As a result, Russo and Steele has decided to move the site of its auction to North Scottsdale at the intersection of Freeway Loop 101 and Hayden Road. The new location was chosen primarily because it offers much better protection from the elements as well as improved drainage. For the 2011 auction, slated to take place on January 9-23 2011; Russo and Steele will also incorporate a Losberger structure – a German manufactured clear span ‘aluminum’ hall; designed to provide greater protection than a traditional tent as well as an ‘all-encompassing environment’ for the auction.
In a recent press statement, Drew Alcazar, CEO of Russo and Steele, thanked the Arizona State Land Department and the City of Scottsdale for their assistance in helping find a new venue. “Countless hours were invested, looking at every conceivable option to improve and ensure the long-standing quality event we have invested so many years to build,” he said. Now, with the new venue confirmed, Alcazar went on to declare, “Russo and Steele is ready to put the pedal to the metal, as we make the strongest statement in our 11-plus-year history. Russo and Steele is back, better than ever.”