The go-karts of the recently closed F440 track in Tsawwassen will be auctioned in Surrey next month.
The Nov. 3 event will involve a TV crew shooting scenes for The Liquidator, a show on the OLN network that follows the daily deal-making of Jeff Schwarz.
Close to 70 go-karts will be auctioned at the former Teak Marine warehouse, at 19052 26th Ave., along with supplies and equipment from the closed yacht-building business.
The F440 track recently closed to make way for a shopping mall in that area of South Delta.
"The track had been running for a long time and there are a lot of good cars from there, despite a few scuff marks and some dirt on them," Schwarz said. "When something like that has been in operation for close to 20 years, some people just want to buy a piece of that history. We hope so, anyhow."
Schwarz's huge Direct Liquidation warehouse in Burnaby is where most scenes are shot for the TV show, now in its second season.
The East Vancouver-raised Schwarz, who now lives in West Van, got his start in the liquidation biz after he bought the contents of his wife's great aunt's house for $500. Fifty pickup truckloads later, he went about selling all the stuff at weekend flea markets.
To gather material for the TV show, a camera crew follows him around for eight to 10 hours every day.
"As we speak, they (the camera crew) have left me alone, but they're following me today, yeah," Schwarz told the Now. "It does wear you down a bit sometimes. I can lie to you and tell you it's all perfect. At the end of the day, it takes a bit of a character to do this kind of thing, and in a typical day I deal with a motorcycle club one minute, have lunch with a rabbi and then dinner with a priest. And that's true - my life. Every day is something completely different, and that keeps it interesting."
The auction on Nov. 3 in Surrey runs from 9 a.m. to noon.