Opening to the public on Saturday, April 1, 2017, the Saratoga Automobile Museum presents The Gavel: Cars of the Saratoga Auto Auction. Car auctions are lively events, energized by the chant of the auctioneer and the enthusiastic bidding process. Thanks to cable television and the Internet, Americans tune in, research and bid on vehicles and automobilia from the comfort of their homes. Whether you are hunting the polished Ferrari, the dilapidated barn find, or the everyday commuter car, car auctions offer something for everyone. The Gavel takes a look at American car auctions – the history, process, popularity and potential of automobile collecting.