On Friday morning, Storage Wars auctioneer Dan Dotson was in hog heaven while showing off some awesome motorcycles in a short video while also promoting the popular A&E show.
Dotson and his wife, Laura Dotson, not only created the hit series, but also helped handpick the buyers. The couple created the idea for the show while traveling through California and auctioning off unpaid storage lockers. In the Golden State, if renters fail to pay their storage fees for three months, their contents can be auctioned off as a single unit.
Since 2010, the reality television series has aired while its 14th season just debuted last week. Once again, Dan Dotson is at the helm of Storage Wars auctioning off one unpaid storage unit at a time. While promoting the series earlier today, Dotson showed off a handful of Harley-Davidsons.
The familiar rumble of a Harley engine is heard as Dotson films a burnt orange motorcycle. He then pans the camera over to himself. He’s wearing a black leather hat and states that “I’m just out here. I’m not riding, but I’m enjoying the bike.”
The short video cuts to a black and white filtered photo of Dotson and then goes back to the Harleys. From the looks of it, the Storage Wars auctioneer has at least two Harley-Davidsons in his garage. The burnt orange one and a burgundy bike. There’s also at least one dirt bike in his garage. But we can all tell Dotson is focused on the Harleys today, which he called “wind therapy” in his Twitter post.
In addition to showing off his bikes, Dotson wished everyone a “Happy Friday.” He also made sure to remind everyone to tune in to Season 14 of Storage Wars every Tuesday night on A&E.
‘Storage Wars’ Auctioneer Shares His Biggest Score From a Storage Unit Purchase
As A&E debuted Season 14 of the show, Monsters & Critics published an interview with the Storage Wars husband and wife. The outlet spoke to both Dan and Laura Dotson about their life and careers before and after the hit series.
While speaking about his life before the show, Dan was asked about being a buyer at auctions. The outlet wanted to know what his biggest score from an auction was. He said his best auction purchase came from an unexpected storage unit that contained some very expensive, rare coins.
“Back in 1989, I acquired five coins from a $75 unit — 1883-O marks — which we sold for $26,000. They were between two pieces of glass separated by the old electrical metal tape. And a Sears catalog cover was all cut out and they were all put in there. They were just a beautiful set of coins. So, at the time we ran an auction house in Southern California that was just on a shoestring budget. I actually bought a unit and I scored, and that kept us in business there for over a decade. So, you really never know what you’re going to find,” Dan shared.