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RM Sotheby’s is honored to announce that it will present the renowned Taj Ma Garaj Collection, comprising the cars, automobilia, and collectibles of late well-known collector, Mr. John Dixon, entirely without reserve. The Collection, to be offered in a single-day sale on 28 September onsite in Dayton, Ohio, features more than 30 motor cars alongside more than 350 lots of memorabilia and collectibles.

The late John Dixon’s love affair with Porsche began the day a 911 passed him while he was driving his muscle car on the freeway in high school, and the rest is history. John purchased his first Porsche the following year and began seriously building his collection in the 1990s. Now, the Taj Ma Garaj is an eclectic Porsche paradise, featuring over 30 various Porsche and Volkswagen motor cars, along with more than 350 lots of memorabilia including sought-after Porsche unobtainium, rare literature, collectibles, engines, and an assortment of arcade ephemera.

John opened the Taj Ma Garaj Collection to thousands of visitors over the years and was proud to share his passion with fellow enthusiasts, frequently hosting charity car shows as well as offering the collection site as an event facility. Known for his sense of humor, John lived by his own rules and was endlessly passionate not just about Porsche but in all aspects of his life; first and foremost, his family and friends, along with his business, and his philanthropic efforts to help those less fortunate, specifically patients of the local children’s hospital.

The Taj Ma Garaj building is truly a Porsche enthusiast’s heaven and RM Sotheby’s is honored to present the Collection on behalf of John’s beloved wife Vickie and the Dixon family. John Dixon was as knowledgeable about his cars as he was passionate, and what he has assembled represents sought-after high watermarks in Porsche production, alongside cars like a wrought-iron Beetle that are just plain fun. The Taj Ma Garaj Collection is sure to draw interest from fellow Porsche collectors far and wide this fall.

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I personally knew John Dixon and considered him a friend. He shared his collection with thousands, even hosting events at his personal museum to raise money for children's charities such as Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Epilepsy Foundation of Ohio. For those fortunate enough to work with him and see his museum, you got see his sense of humor and compassion.Unfortunately, John, passed away six years ago to cancer. Needless to say, it's a gut punch to see this collection being separated. We are mere caretakers of the cars we possess.


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It's been a LONG time, my friend! I do hope you stick around. Other Cars was never the same without you.

Many thanks for posting this.

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