Tappen, British Columbia — Mike Hall had a bittersweet few days this past weekend as the Rust Valley Restorers star auctioned off all but 50 of the vehicles that make up his famous “field of dreams”.
With his sights set toward retirement, Hall made the decision to shed the burden of his 550-strong car collection at auction on Saturday.
“The whole day was a blur,” he said. “Some stuff went for way more than I thought it would and some for way less.”
Hall is hoping a less cluttered property will give his family some much needed breathing space as he begins gearing down on his restoration work.
“My kid was happy to see them go. Just because it’s my dream doesn’t mean it’s their dream,” he said.
The cars sold at Hall’s auction are now headed off to their buyers who represented nearly every Canadian province, as well as several U.S. states.
“The fact there were young people and families with kids buying them… that feels good,” said Hall.
“As long as the stuff goes to a good home, why shouldn’t I do it,” he said.
“I’ve been the caretaker of some of this stuff for 30 to 40 years, but when somebody was interested in something, I’d say, ‘If you guys do something with it send me a picture, let me know what happens to them.’”