The professionals at Avenue of Dreams have over 34 years of experience in the automobile appraisal, bidding, fleet management services, classic car auctions, auto transport, and restoration knowledge. Our appraisals follow strict guidelines, integrity, codes of ethics, and standards & methodology as outlined by USPAP.
Jeff Again, like many people in the appraisal business, grew up loving everything automotive. At age 14, with his father (a professional driver) on the road a lot, was given a "permit" to drive. He drove the family car, a 1967 Cadillac Fleetwood everywhere. At age 16, he got his driver's license and bought a 1969 Mustang Mach 1/428 CJ from his neighbor for $1850.00 that he saved working after school. Jeff spent his high school years driving the Mustang and learning the mechanics and how to work on it. He sold the Mustang for twice what he paid for it to go to college and quickly learned the process of buying and selling. This led to several other vehicles being bought and sold over the next few years while attending college. Jeff's first professional career as a rodeo cowboy began in 1975 while still in college and ended in 1981 from injuries from bull riding. In contemplating his next career move, he decided to buy and sell classic cars with a loan from his father. He paid the debt off in six months and continued buying and selling his favorite kind of cars. In the next 3 years he had saved enough money to move to Las Vegas where he went to work for Richie Clyne at the Imperial Palace Auto Collection as operation manager for their transport division. His experience at the Collection was unmatched and a learning center for all things shiny! He was in charge of transporting Mr. Clyne's Car Collection to auctions and destinations all over the USA as well as working with celebrities and high end clients like Sylvester Stallone, Steve McQueen (collection) and Wayne Newton to name a few, with their personal vehicles. This led to Jeff starting his first classic car appraisal business for the next few years. During this time he was one of the original members of the Southern Nevada Classic Chevy Club in Las Vegas (I love the tri-5's) and drove a 55'Chevy Business coupe (modified) for his daily driver. Over the years with his involvement with local car clubs he has gotten to know people in the restoration of classics, builders, and fabricators.
As part of Jeff's 31 years in the Las Vegas community, a career move into Automobile sales was inevitable. Starting as a floor salesman for Fairway Chevrolet and the Heinrich family, he was promoted to Fleet Manager in a short amount of time where he learned about the business of wholesaling in a dealership and working with gross profit margins. After two years he was hired away from Chevrolet to become a sales manager for the Cadillac dealer, the Cashman family, here in Las Vegas and in charge of hundreds of car deals, buying and selling, appraising vehicles, and making sure customers were happy with their purchase. He continues to attend several events each year including SEMA, Barrett-Jackson, Hot August nights, Super Run, Rick Cole Auctions, Leake Auctions, Kruse Auctions to name a few. He also became familiar with several shops and collectors.
Jeff continues to maintain his passion of thirty four years as a collector car owner with a personal preference for muscle cars. He will tell you "it's all about the horsepower" and has continued over the years to collect several different makes of cars. He believes in an honest and fair approach to his business and is a firm believer in making sure our appraisals follow strict guidelines, integrity, codes of ethics, and standards & methodology as outlined by USPAP (The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice).
Prior to the development of Avenue of Dreams, Jeff owned Car Ventures an appraisal service.