Pontiac, Michigan -- The Oakland County Spring Auction raised a record $561,000, surpassing last year's total by $45,000. The funds raised will be returned to the county and local departments which donated items for the auction. The 1971 Chevelle, the auction's showcase item, drew a bid of $20,000. About 2,100 people registered to bid this year. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson credited the media for the strong totals.
"For two years in a row we have set records at our annual spring auction," Patterson said. "It is clear the media's outstanding coverage is getting the word out to individuals who are ready to buy."
Oakland County's annual Spring Auction is held every May. However, some items are available for bid on a year-round basis. Just go to oakgov.com/auction
and click on the "Online Government Auctions" link to be directed to see what may be available.
For media inquiries only, please contact Bill Mullan, media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048.