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Been watching the auctions - this really bugs me!

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:02 pm
by GRNSHRK
So it's "auction" season here in the states, lots taking place almost every week =D>

Gorgeous cars and trucks, of course, but there's one thing that takes place after the bidding that's been bugging the shit outa me :twisted:

The guys that move the vehicle off the auction block, usually push on the body of the car or truck, not the bumpers ](*,)

I can't even imagine if one of these hulks managed to cause a dent in the bodywork, or worse, think Corvette, for instance :-k

Some of the cars appear to be moving on their own, presumed that they are running :roll:

But why don't all motor off on their own power (I know, exhaust fumes =; ) and why push those that are not running, on the sheetmetal and not the bumpers [-X

Please help me clear up the mystery :-({|=

Re: Been watching the auctions - this really bugs me!

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:25 pm
by 86_6series
Would you want to exert that much pressure on your back stooped that low on

a large number of cars?

I don't think a dent could happen even if they punched the trunk.

However, it would show some respect to the owners if at least they wore gloves.

My $.02

Re: Been watching the auctions - this really bugs me!

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:07 pm
by GRNSHRK
Fair points, guess I've never seen or heard of a car actually getting damaged at one of these auctions :-k

The could just hire shorter doods #-o

Kidding, of course :-"

Think they do wear gloves though, guess I'll have to look closer, next auction :-?

Re: Been watching the auctions - this really bugs me!

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:10 am
by Pod
GRNSHRK wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:02 pm
So it's "auction" season here in the states, lots taking place almost every week =D>

Gorgeous cars and trucks, of course, but there's one thing that takes place after the bidding that's been bugging the shit outa me :twisted:

The guys that move the vehicle off the auction block, usually push on the body of the car or truck, not the bumpers ](*,)

I can't even imagine if one of these hulks managed to cause a dent in the bodywork, or worse, think Corvette, for instance :-k

Some of the cars appear to be moving on their own, presumed that they are running :roll:

But why don't all motor off on their own power (I know, exhaust fumes =; ) and why push those that are not running, on the sheetmetal and not the bumpers [-X

Please help me clear up the mystery :-({|=
I've often thought the same. I would imagine that although steel-bodied cars may take the pressure, surely those aluminium-bodied ones could get dented!

Re: Been watching the auctions - this really bugs me!

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:48 pm
by GRNSHRK
Pod, glad to see that at least somebody also noticed this =D>

Guess it's not an issue, otherwise it would have been dealt with a long time ago :roll: