Car Specialists - North America
+1 519 352 4575
As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby's, Mike Fairbairn has a longstanding interest in the classic car industry. Graduating from the University of Alberta with a degree in Commerce, Mike began his career while still a student, by restoring, and subsequently selling, older American cars. With a major in Marketing and a minor in Computing Science, Mike engaged in several entrepreneurial ventures that facilitated his growing passion for collecting vintage automobiles. He now possesses a modest but interesting personal collection of cars and motorcycles that span a wide range of eras. As one of RM’s most experienced and knowledgeable car specialists, Mike’s primary area of interest is pre-war American and European classics, along with interesting post-war sports cars. A true gearhead, Mike has many additional motorized interests outside the world of cars: he is a licensed pilot and holds captain’s papers for sail and power boats.