- Auctions America presents the first of two annual Auburn sales, May 9 – 11 at historic Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana
- Multi-day sale lifts gavel on 600 quality collector cars and an assortment of memorabilia
- Notable early highlights include selection of Hudsons from the respected John Soneff Collection
- Weekend also features inaugural Antique Automobile Club of America Central Division National Spring Meet, and an extensive car corral and swap meet presented by Carlisle Events
AUBURN, Indiana (Mar. 13, 2013) – Preparations are underway for the ‘must attend’ collector car event of the spring, Auctions America’s Auburn Spring weekend, May 9-11, at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana.
In addition to a multi-day auction and an extensive car corral and swap meet presented by Carlisle Events, this year’s Auburn Spring event will feature a new attraction - the inaugural Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Central Division National Spring Meet. A natural fit with the weekend’s focus on celebrating all things automotive, the meet will incorporate a broad range of events and activities, including a judged car show featuring up to 500 cars, a judging school and training, and an apprentice program, before culminating with a late afternoon barbecue on Saturday, May 11.
“The AACA is one of the world’s most respected automotive associations and we are delighted to be partnering with them, and to welcome them to Auburn for our upcoming spring event,” says Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America. “The new AACA meet adds an exciting new dimension to our Spring program as we work to put Auburn back on the map as the classic car capital of America, celebrate the hobby and create a truly unforgettable event experience for motoring enthusiasts. As a lifelong member of the AACA, I’m personally thrilled about this new partnership and look forward to working with the AACA team.”
Steve Moskowitz, AACA Executive Director adds, “It is very exciting for the AACA to partner with Auctions America to bring a national AACA meet to Auburn, Indiana. Both of our organizations have been at the forefront of promoting the collectible vehicle hobby and together we will be able to offer a spectacular event to our members and the hobby. Our members are thrilled to not only attend a national car show but also Auctions America’s great spring auction.”
In addition to the Meet, savvy collectors will be treated to three days of auction excitement, including a single-day dedicated to memorabilia on May 9. This will be followed by the presentation of approximately 600 quality collector cars from May 10 - 11. From American muscle cars to classics, foreign sports cars and hot rods, the offering will span the spectrum of the market, catering to a diverse range of tastes and budgets.
Highlighting early entries for the sale is a magnificent selection of vehicles from the distinguished estate collection of John Soneff, widely respected as one of the foremost Hudson experts in the industry. In total, the auction will feature no less than 19 vehicles and 50 lots of memorabilia from the Soneff Collection, many of which are offered at no reserve. Highlights include a 1949 Hudson Commodore 6 Brougham Convertible equipped with a 262 cu. in six-cylinder Twin H power Hornet engine; a 1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Brougham Convertible resplendent in black with a dark red leather interior and fitted with a 254 cu. in, inline eight-cylinder engine; and a rare 1939 Hudson Business Six Big Boy Pickup presented in light orchid with a red interior.
Additional notable highlights secured for the sale include an AACA award-winning 1931 Auburn 8-98 Boattail Speedster stunning in black and silver with red pin-striping and a tan leather interior; a beautifully restored and well-maintained 1947 Buick Super Estate “Woodie” Wagon with almost completely original wooden bodywork; a multi-award winning 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code; and, a fully-equipped 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Fastback featuring a 4-speed manual transmission and one of only 200 built in Brittany Blue.
In addition to these early entries, Auctions America is delighted to partner with Klipsch and Live Nation to present Klipsch’s custom-made Orange County Chopper motorcycle, equipped with Klipsch speakers and featuring signatures from the world’s most famous recording artists. The motorcycle will be sold to the highest bidder on Saturday, May 11 with all funds benefitting Indiana’s regional Make-A-Wish Foundation® chapter.
Auctions America is currently inviting additional quality entries for its Auburn Spring event. For further information or to discuss consignment opportunities, please contact an Auctions America specialist toll free at 877-906-2437 (or +1 260- 927-9797 outside of North America) or visit auctionsamerica.com.
About Auctions America
Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time vehicle specialists, who offer over 140 years of combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. To learn more about Auctions America, visit auctionsamerica.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @auctionsamerica.
About the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA)
The Antique Automobile Club of America, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, is the country’s premier resource for the collectible vehicle community. Since its formation in 1935, the Club, through its national office, publications, and membership, aids individuals, museums, libraries, historians and collectors dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of automotive history. Open to vehicles 25 years or older, the club hosts an average of 15 national judged meets and tours each year. AACA is comprised of 400 regions and chapters throughout the world. Membership is open to anyone whether they own a collectible vehicle or not. For additional information on the AACA family, please visit www.aaca.org, www.aacalibrary.org, and www.aacamuseum.org
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For further information on the AACA’s Central Division National Spring Meet, please contact:
Mary Clayton – firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-534-1910