That is a real bummer, however I think it is very wise of you. I can imagine how cool your stuff probably looks lit up at night. However, thieves know that if you have just one 6' sign outside, that means the pole barn is probably full of goodies.
This is the very reason for taking them down. Not like I have a huge collection like some, just feel like I'm advertising my stuff. Like you said, well if all that is outside what else is up there.
Hasn't been that many years since I started even shutting the shop door in nice weather.
Collected Buicks at first and then could not afford to restore them or store them, ran out of garages to store them in. Turned to Gas pumps as I could get more and they could store easier. I too saw that same ad and was taken by that Standard oil cloud. I have the same one and sought it out after seeing that article. It just snowballed from there. Its been 32 or 33 years I believe and still do not have enough room.
Long time - no talk. Hope everything is well with you. Thanks for posting all of those great pictures. You always do a great job letting the rest of us see these goodies in the auction room. Great job with all of the pictures.
And as far as the auction house goes... Kudos to Glenn Miller for running a remarkable auction and treating everyone to food and beverages. Sounds like a class act.