Cruising At 65 MPH On A Pool Table

November 4, 2011
It's heating up for Ton and Allen! This week the Auction Hunters venture to the scorching hot desert city, Palm Springs. The city is known for its Hollywood past, upscale ambience, beautiful golf courses, and crystal blue skies, so the loot's gotta be good. Palm Springs is nicknamed "America's Desert Playground", but the boys weren't playing around this week, they mean business and were in it to win it, so let's see how they did.


Sold For: $14,000

It may have been blazing hot in the desert city, but Ton and Allen didn't let that stop them – they were on a mission to find more lost treasure that day. Rummaging through their second storage unit, the "Off-Road Unit," they seemed to be finding some good stuff: first a car frame bender, then some off-road chest protectors. Well, there's only one logical thing that they could find next, a sandrail! Blue, shiny, and just aching to be used, this man toy could reach up to 400 horsepower and jump up to 10 feet into the air – can you say "awesome"? Ton and Allen travel to meet with a man that went by the name "The Animal"…wow is Palm Springs packed with characters or what? Well, he definitely looked like he rode a few too many sandrails under the sun for too long. The Animal tells the boys that he won't even bother with giving an offer unless he gets to ride it first, but Allen calls his bluff and knows this nut wants the sandrail no matter what. A little tough negotiating later, they make a deal for a cool $14,000 and The Animal takes the sandrail for a wild ride. Looks like intense heat can motivate potential buyers, heh, good to know!

So how did the boys do in the desert city this week? Well, they dropped $440 on two units, sold their items for a grand total of $21,420, and walked away with a monstrous profit of $20,980. One thing was for certain: it was worth putting up with the volcano-like weather in Palm Springs!

Why not see that 400 horsepower sandrail in action? Head over to for this week's episode "Hot Wheels" now available online. As always, stay tuned to the Auction Hunters Facebook fan page for the latest news and updates. New episodes featuring your favorite auction hunting hosts air Tuesdays at 10/9c.