AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) - For more than forty years, classic cars have made it to Auburn for a Labor Day tradition.
The Auburn Fall Auction.
The roots of the classic car auction trace back to the 1970's and continue today at the Auburn Auction Park off County Road 11A in DeKalb County. The auction runs Wednesday through Sunday.
Last year, Auctions America estimated more than 50,000 people attended the Labor Day weekend event.
The top car sold at auction last year was a 1935 Duesenberg Model J Derham Sedan.
It sold for $456,500.
This year, the auction is expected to be even bigger as millions of dollars trade hands as thousands of cars hit the block. Automobiles, owners, enthusiasts, and regular car fans from all over the world descend on the auction park. Organizers expect attendance for the 2013 edition to be even larger than previous years.
Activities for all ages will once again compliment the auction.
Jessi Combs, star of Discovery Channel's Overhaulin' and All Girls Garage, will sign autographs Saturday and Sunday.
Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kauffman from Discovery's Fast N' Loud will also make weekend appearances.
Wayne Carini from Chasing Classic Cars will also be at the auction.
Events include performances from Solution Action Sports Freestyle Motocross, Monster Truck Rides and Shows, helicopter rides, and the usual bevel of food and drinks will be spread across the lot.
Admission to the park is FREE on Wednesday. Full event passes are $50 for the weekend and includes parking. Otherwise, admission is $15 for a daily pass (parking included). Thursday, admission is FREE for active and retired military personnel and families. Children 12 and under are free all weekend.
Doors open at 9 a.m. daily. Auctions start on 11 a.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. Thursday and Sunday, and 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
The auction on preview day includes collections from the Kirk F. White Collection. Collections from Ed Ewing and Salon Offering also will take place over the weekend, and a car corral and swap meet are also scheduled.
Click here for a full list of weekend events.
This is the third year Auctions America has operated the Labor Day weekend event. They purchased the grounds from Kruse International three years ago and have put millions of dollars into restoring buildings and fixing up the property.
Those who are interested in buying a car but cannot attend the event can bid online. And new for this year, NBC Sports Network will broadcast portions of the event to a national audience.
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