Air Auto Auction
April 20th, Bel Air Auto Auction honored its 70 years in the auction
business with a celebratory sale that featured over 2,000 vehicles
and more than 1,000 dealers in attendance. As the auction chants
began, dealer, fleet-lease, and institutional vehicles filled the
lanes. The Oriole Bird was on hand to welcome sellers, buyers, and
many special guests as a multitude of celebratory wearables, gifts
and food were given away.
company has grown from a single general auction business to a group
of highly specialized businesses that include automotive dealer
wholesale auctions, power sport, truck, equipment, real estate asset
and financial services, and management companies," said R.
Charles Nichols, president of BSC America. "In 1947, the late
Paige Richardson of Bel Air MD started the first Bel Air Auto
Auction in a former livestock auction facility. After many years in
business, it was sold and later acquired to become a part of BSC
America's business group."
Air Auto Auction's ownership team -- R. Charles Nichols,
Raymond C. Nichols and Michelle Nichols-Neff -- celebrate the
auction's 70th anniversary with the help of the Oriole bird.
recalls that BSC America was originally opened as Nichols Auction
Company by his parents, Raymond C. and Elaine G. Nichols.
the same time that the anniversary sale was gearing up, other gears
were turning in nearby Riverside, where construction is nearly
complete on Bel Air Auto Auction's new 175-acre facility. Bel Air
Auto Auction's future home at 4805 Philadelphia Road in Belcamp,
Maryland will boast a 75,000 square foot, 10-lane auction house
accompanied by a 45,000 square foot Vehicle Enhancement Center
housing a Mechanical Shop, Body Shop, Recon Center and state of the
art Condition report writing center.
C. Nichols, CEO of BSC America companies, adds "We like to say
The Excitement is Building, because it truly is! We will continue
our successful strategy of bringing buyers and sellers together in
ways we never imagined when Nichols Auction Company sold its first
Air Auto Auction handles consignments from new and used car dealers
and private business fleets as well as those from public service and
government agencies. Bel Air Auto Auction sells on six auction lanes
every Thursday. The auction is strategically located just 17 miles
from Baltimore and 80 miles from Philadelphia and provides a wide
range of auto-related services, including floor planning, storage,
transportation, Internet sales, full reconditioning, and
America companies are owned and operated by Raymond C. Nichols, R.
Charles Nichols, and Michelle Nichols-Neff.
The auction is a member of the
ServNet Auction Group.
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