Academy of Art University Seven Classic Cars Consigned by Academy of Art University

Mecum’s “The Daytime Sale” auction will be taking place on August 23 through 25 in Monterey. Featured will be the consignment of seven exceptional cars from the collection of San Francisco’s Academy of Art University.

The university recently announced that they hired a new chief executive for its ‘Art on Wheels’ collection. Plans are to open that collection as a museum for the public instead of having it open only to students who are studying car restoration and design, or visitors who make an appointment. That will enhance its appeal to a wider audience.

The Art on Wheels grouping includes the following:

  • 1929 Duesenberg convertible sedan Model J, which is expected to sell for between $1 million and $1.1 million. It was one of only 31 convertible sedans with a Murphy body. In 1991, it underwent restoration and won AACA Senior honors.
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE convertible, sold in the USA when new and later restored by Tito’s European Autohaus of California.
  • 1940 Packard Super Eight convertible sedan, which producer and director Bill Wilder used to drive Ginger Rogers together with her mother to and from “The Major and the Minor” movie set.
  • 1940 Cadillac Series 75 town car, one of only 53 produced and winner of Most Elegant honors at Santa Barbara.
  • 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet B that has retained its original chassis, engine and body.
  • 1936 Packard Super Eight 1404 sport phaeton, one of only two existing.
  • 1932 Packard Eight 902 coupe, which, after being restored in 1993, was a Senior winner in the AACA Grand National.

More About the University

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco teaches car design and also has a vehicle restoration program. Approximately 250 mostly prewar cars give students examples of coach building and design techniques, but students also focus on contemporary vehicles as they learn how to create them for the future, with some of them becoming automotive interior designers. The cars being sold are to make room for more contemporary vehicles that are expected to relate better to the work of the students.

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Malcolm Casselle: A New Kind OF Entrepreneur

Malcom Casselle is most commonly known for his impressive entrepreneurial abilities. He has is the CIO of the company OPSkins. Opskins is the best method of trading video game virtual assets in the whole world. The users of the digital merchant continuously make payments regardless of what country they are in. It has so many transactions happening on a daily basis all around the world, that the next natural course of action is to have a decentralized market place. A decentralized market place is necessary because the centralized markets have too many limitations when it comes to virtual assets.

A new method for trading virtual assets has been created by the same people that created OPSkins. This time, the new blockchain platform has been created as a P2P marketplace. This means that the trading of virtual assets will be much more direct. The name of the new blockchain company is WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange). Blockchain is the same method that cryptocurrencies are using to guarantee digital safety and privacy. The decentralized market has made the buying and selling of virtual assets much more efficient. The new and improved marketplace has solved some of the most important issues that the centralized markets were facing such as fragmentation and fraud.

The current president of WAX is Malcolm Casselle. Malcolm Cassell has been known to invest in some of the most successful and lucrative business ventures. Among these are Facebook and Zynga. Malcolm has an educational background in Computer Science from the prestigious Universities of Stanford and MIT. He also fluently speaks Mandarin and Japanese. Apart from being involved in investing in lucrative businesses and running others, he has also co-founded and been the CTO of NetNoir, one of the first production websites that are focused of Afrocentric culture.

The way that the WAX company operates is through the use of tokens. This is to better serve the 400 online players that have already been trading. With the added benefits of the decentralized market platform, users can now feel and be more secure when it comes to online buying, selling, trading and collecting.


Betsy DeVos has currently invested millions in a new “brain training” company called Neurocore. DeVos, however, has had to resign her position on the Neurocore board as she has gone and joined the Trump Cabinet, but is believed to have investments of anywhere between $5 and $25 million according to financial disclosures from anonymous sources. Read more about Neurocore at

Neurocore is a center that claims to “help your brain train better

” and is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Neurocore treats a variety of different conditions including anxiety, stress, depression, poor sleep patterns, autism, anxiety, and a variety of other conditions.

Neurocore only uses the latest scientific tools and technologies to help people manage neurological conditions. Neurocore has helped 1,000s of patients manage mental conditions and live healthier lives for many years after their treatment is over. More research is always being done and the newest technologies are being implemented to help patients receive the best treatment possible through 1-on-1 coaching and personal “brain training” sessions.

Neurocore currently has nine different offices in both Michigan and Florida and they are talking about trying to move their company to a national level. The ideal goal would be goals of eventually being in all 50 states.


Neurocore has not ever been the subject of any federal complaints either, however, many question what DeVos was doing investing millions in a neurological research and “brain training” company. To this day, DeVos states that she was donating the money to help children with autism and other syndromes such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) that need more holistic therapies to help them better manage their conditions.

The tests that Neurocore include blood pressure testing, heart rate variability, tests for breathing problems, an EEG, etc. before the personal 1 on 1 coaching and counseling begin. The combination that Neurocore uses comes from two different biofeedback strategies that are meant to enhance the electrical responses in the brain to help treat the condition that the patient is dealing with. Visit to know more about Neurocore.

Global Expansion Strategies at OSI Industries

Over the past five years of operation, OSI Industries major focus has been on both domestic and international expansion. Since the debut of its Chair and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin to the company in the 1970s, it has experienced dramatic growth. He has been actively involved in enhancing and fueling its initial and continued global expansion strategies.

OSI Industries has successfully acquired and purchased firms along its line of operation that will greatly contribute towards its future sustainability. The acquisition of Baho foods aids in its efforts to expand its market reaches into the Netherlands and the entire European market. Additionally, the company acquired flagship Europe in 2016 with an aim of reaching out to its clients based in the U.K as well as other parts of Europe. The acquisition would also help in improving service delivery in the already existing markets.

Moreover, OSI purchased the former Chicago-based Tyson Foods plant in 2017. Through its extensive space, OSI can effectively serve its clients in North America by increasing its production. The facility will greatly contribute towards meeting the increasing demand for OSI products in the market. Another expansion facility is the company’s production plant based in Spain, Toledo. The plant facilitates high-capacity production as well as advanced means of receiving, refrigerating and transporting facilities.

OSI Industries was first established and run by Otto & Sons as a small meat and butcher shop in 1909. During this time, the shop served people living in Chicago suburbs. Its first major breakthrough was in 1955 when it was chosen to supply the first McDonald’s restaurant chain. Still, under its original name, the venture established a plant in West Chicago in 1973 committed to the core business of processing beef for the McDonald’s. It later expanded to Utah and Germany while still serving the McDonald’s.

In the 1980’s the firm opened other establishments in Brazil, Spain, Austria and Taiwan. By 1980s OSI’s presence was evident in more regions such as Mexico, Philippines as well as various countries in Europe. OSI is currently operating about 65 facilities in 17 different countries globally. Besides the production of beef, fish, pork, poultry, vegetables and dough products, the firm also offers snacks and condiments. It thrives in a diverse team of roughly 20,000 employees working all around the globe.

OSI Industries has received several prestigious awards for its efforts in maintaining safety and environmental standards. The company’s headquarters are located in Aurora, Illinois.