Tommy Carroll history hits the auction block
Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction puts Tom Carroll 8'3" Pat Rawson Gun on the block
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 January, 2013 : - - When it comes to provenance you can't do much better than finding a special board that a world champion rode to victory—and when it comes to one of those special boards you can't do much better than the Pat Rawson-shaped gun that two-time world champion Tom Carroll used to win the 1988 Hard Rock World Cup at Sunset Beach.
Rawson, considered one of the North Shore's premier gunsmiths, foiled this 8'3 super-narrow squash tail specifically for the mighty Carroll, who put on what many longtime observers claim is still the best contest performance ever seen at Sunset Beach. Long held in the Flippy Hoffman collection, this custom-sprayed rocket looks as clean and mean as the day Tommy Gun picked it up from the glasser Jack Reeves and is offered at no reserve.
Exciting news from the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection. The auction advisory committee is working diligently to produce a world class cultural event on May 11, 2013. Online registration, bidding packages & ticketing are now LIVE. Special hotel accommodation deals are now available at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach and the Wyndham in Costa Mesa. Plus, a new "Sneak Peek" video is also available for your viewing pleasure.
"California Gold" is the theme of the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection. Surfboards, art and memorabilia with a California flair from the '20s through the '80s.
Registration & Bidding packages are now available for the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection. Special Surfing Heritage Auction hotel rates are locked in: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa or Wyndham Orange County
TIME: Noon- 10pm
WHEN: Saturday May 11, 2013
WHERE: Orange County Fairgrounds
WHO: Surfers, surf collectors, buyers, sellers, enthusiasts, historians, intelligentsia
WHAT: Surfing Heritage Vintage Surfboard Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection
WHY: A benefit for the Surfing Heritage Foundation, dedicated to preserving presenting and promoting surfing's heritage
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change) SATURDAY MAY 11TH
NOON - PREVIEW CALIFORNIA GOLD SILENT & LIVE AUCTION ITEMS; ANTIQUE ROADSHOW APPRAISALS; ART WALK; SILENT AUCTION BIDDING OPENS
3PM - 5PM - VIP FOOD & COCKTAIL RECEPTION
5PM - LIVE AUCTION BEGINS; SILENT AUCTION BIDDING CLOSES (2/3 CLOSES; 1/3 REMAINS OPEN THROUGH 9PM)
8PM - LIVE AUCTION ENDS; MUSIC
9PM - SILENT AUCTION CLOSES
10PM - DOORS CLOSE
Author: Scott Bass / Steve Pezman / Erik Derman
Tags: Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction, Tom Carroll, Pat Rawson