Clas­sic car ex­pert ready to launch more auc­tions

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Business Kent Update -

Hobbs Parker Car Auc­tions has ap­pointed a new as­so­ciate di­rec­tor.

He is James John­son, who joined Hobbs Parker in 2009. He has played a key role in look­ing af­ter a large num­ber of the com­pany’s cor­po­rate clients, traders and pri­vate sell­ers.

Mr John­son has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in the re­mar­ket­ing of cars and a de­tailed un­der­stand­ing of their re­spec­tive val­ues and has be­come a trusted ad­viser to many of the South East’s lead­ing deal­er­ships.

Nick John­son from The Bar­retts Group said: “James has al­ways been ex­tremely help­ful, has a wealth of knowl­edge within the car in­dus­try and is a great am­bas­sador for Hobbs Parker Car Auc­tions. I would like to wish him ev­ery suc­cess for the fu­ture.”

James John­son has a pas­sion for and in-depth knowl­edge of clas­sic cars and launched Hobbs Parker’s first clas­sic car auc­tion in 2013 which proved to be hugely pop­u­lar. Now in its sixth year, he hopes to ex­tend this to two or more clas­sic auc­tions a year to add to an al­ready busy auc­tion cal­en­dar.

Mr John­son also has an en­cy­clopaedic knowl­edge of all things For­mula 1.

Jon Chap­man, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Car Auc­tions, said: “Since the start, James has worked tire­lessly with an enor­mous amount of en­thu­si­asm and has made a huge con­tri­bu­tion to the suc­cess and growth of our car auc­tion busi­ness. He is very well liked and has be­come re­spected through­out our in­dus­try within the South East.”

James John­son said: “This is some­thing I have worked hard for and I feel re­warded for my ef­forts. I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to the new chal­lenges ahead.

“Hobbs Parker is a unique firm and the car auc­tion team are se­cond-to-none.”

Hobbs Parker holds ap­prox­i­mately 125 auc­tions each year.

James John­son with Jon Chap­man, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Hobbs Parker Car Auc­tions

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