Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds, one of the country’s biggest event venues, abruptly went into liquidation after a dispute with the landlord this week.
Staff from Webb’s Auction House could scarcely believe it when their sales pitch to prospective car buyers was interrupted on Tuesday night by liquidators who ordered everybody out. The auction was scheduled for Sunday, June 27.
“We had the liquidator walk in and just pretty much shut us down, just caught us all by surprise,” Caolan McAleer, head of collectors’ cars, motorcycles and automobilia at Webb’s, told Morning Report.
McAleer said there was “no warning at all” from the venue.
“Such disbelief, after we had spent weeks and months planning this event.
“We’d been packing it in since Saturday, to be told…