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About our company.

Our primary goal is to help our community. We solve problems by helping families deal with estate issues, business liquidations, and our local government partners sell excess equipment. By choosing a local New Mexico company, the money stays right here in the community. 




Why choose us?

We take pride in helping the Land of Enchantment be a great place to live. Through our donated car auction and partnerships with local organizations, we are helping to empower groups that are changing the lives of New Mexicans for the better. Through our Estate Services, we help families in a time of need; from auction services to clean up, we help smooth out the process.



We’re part of a nationally recognized organization.

  • In 2017, our sister company, One Community Auto, was chosen as Grand Champion in the American Small Business Championship competition from the Small Business Administration’s SCORE Mentors program. We were incredibly honored to win this award and bring it home to New Mexico.

  • In 2018, Gary was also awarded the New Mexico Veteran Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

  • In 2022, we were named Minority Small Business of the Year by the New Mexico Small Business Administration.


We’re locally owned by a veteran.

Gary Peterson is a native New Mexican and a proud military veteran. He founded Rt 66 Auctions after spending 22 years in the United States Air Force working in logistics and transportation. He’s been helping his community ever since.

Gary has served in several local community organizations in New Mexico, including the following:

  • Member, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, New Mexico Out Business Alliance

  • Member, New Mexico Veterans Business Advocates

  • Member, New Mexico Independent Automobile Dealers Association

  • Member, National Auctioneers Association 

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