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Maas Plant Hire Sale

Some great results were achieved in the recent Maas plant hire sale
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Another Aussie challenge for driverless cars: Roos

  One of the biggest advantages self-driving cars should be able to give us is a reduction in the number of collisions. For collision detection, self-driving cars use technology such as LiDAR, which fires pulses of light and measures how quickly they rebound, compounding that information with many other environmental variables, or optical camera-based systems. The...
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New Guidelines In Place For Self-Driving Vehicles

An official framework for trials of self-driving vehicles is here: the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Austroads have released a set of national guidelines governing trials of automated vehicles on Australian roads. The first trials were staged in South Australia in 2015, and these guidelines have been in the works since March of last year.   Where would you like...
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How Are Millennials Redefining Car Culture?

We wrote recently on the Pickles blog about  millennial car collectors and their flashy choices, like Justin Bieber's blue Ferrari. But, outside of the luxury segment, how are millennials really interacting with their cars? Some have declared that millennials' interest in ride-sharing and delay in obtaining drivers' permits may eventually spell the end of the automotive industry as we...
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Throwback Thursday? Auto Industry Still Using Clay Models

In an era of digital optimisation, including the transformation of the transportation industry generally with technologies like connected and driverless cars, it might come as something of a surprise to learn that the auto industry still uses life-size clay models in the vehicle design process. (At Pickles, we did recently auction a replica Lamborghini, but we have yet to auction a clay...
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Salvage or Collectible?

If you'd like to amass a classic car collection in one fell swoop, we noted
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Geneva Motor Show - A Glimpse Of the Future

Image credits to The Australian   The Weekend Australian Magazine provided an excellent recap of the 87th annual Geneva motor show which was just held. The show never ceases to wow attendees, and in addition to the expected model refreshes, this year the show featured a swath of futuristic concepts - startups, super-cars and even a flying car.    ...
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March Luxury Vehicle Auction - Video Recap

March Luxury Vehicle Auction - Video Recap Our Luxury Vehicle Auction on the 27th of March 2017 was a great success. Among the many highlights and unique offerings of the auction were the availability of four late-model Maseratis, a 2015 Bentley Flying Spur W12 Sedan which had interest in the mid to high $200’s and even a Lamborghini Countach replica - the latter sold for a...
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The highlights of a Luxury lifestyle

The last two quarters of auctions were a busy time for Pickles Prestige and Luxury vehicle teams. Whilst the winter months leading in from the end of the financial year are generally quieter, as vehicle demand slows, we saw the market gaining strength from early September and strong results at the Pickles Luxury auctions. We held Luxury sales in Melbourne in August, Sydney in October and our...
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The rewarding results of diversifying risks

The rewarding results of diversifying risks We recently provided our clients with a general market report for the last two quarters of 2016. What we have found is that sales have been strong over these two quarters. We achieved good results for fixed price retail selling, public and dealer auctions, dealer only auctions, dealer tenders and online auctions.   Vendors...
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