John Kunkle is an old-hand auctioneer and local celebrity. Known as Mr. Long Beach, John graduated from Missouri Auction School in '79 and has been calling auctions for his hometown of Long Beach, Calif., for 30 years. At "damn near 60," John loves riding his motorcycle, calling charity auctions and hanging out with his friends and family. He's an amicable, charismatic showman, but he's not afraid of riling up bidders, mocking them so quickly in his chants they could blink and miss it. His no-nonsense, good-humored approach to his craft makes for great tension and big laughs.