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Remarkable Kirk F. White Collection headlines full-day memorabilia sale
1955 Ford Thunderbird. Photo: © 2013 Courtesy of Auctions America.

AUBURN, IND.- Auctions America is excited to announce its highly anticipated Auburn Fall weekend will feature a full-day memorabilia sale on Wednesday, August 28 as a prelude to its automobile offering, August 29 – September 1. Headlining the memorabilia sale are more than 400 lots from the personal collection of renowned collector and enthusiast Kirk F. White, offered entirely without reserve. The result of more than 40 years of careful acquisition, each item in the collection has been personally handpicked by Mr. White. Among the eclectic assortment of items slated for the auction block are a wide variety of automotive fine art, racing memorabilia, vintage toys, early model trains, automotive literature, tether cars, model cars, period advertisements, antiques, novelty items and other assorted collectibles.

Highlights from the extensive collection include rare and sought after original paintings by Nicholas Watts, Chuck Queener and Dexter Brown; a 1930 Mercedes SSK Model by German company Modeltechnik, one of only 25 ever built and deemed an exact replica by Mercedes-Benz Classic; and an unsurpassed model of the “Miss Daytona” speedboat by Jack Kipfer. Full details of the collection are available online at

“A celebration of automotive culture and a staple on the calendar of enthusiasts across the country, our Auburn Fall weekend is the ideal venue to offer such a diverse and carefully assembled collection of memorabilia,” says Donnie Gould, president, Auctions America. “The full-day memorabilia sale will bring a new dimension to the weekend that offers something for everyone.”

“Working with Auctions America on this new venture has afforded us an outstanding opportunity to offer a great many of our treasures to today's avid collectors,” says Kirk F. White. “We are proud to be a part of this cutting edge event."

Auctions America will also lift the gavel on a selection of period hot rods from Mr. White’s automobile collection during the Auburn Fall weekend’s Saturday Salon Offering. Crossing the block without reserve, the group is led by a 1955 Ford Thunderbird built by famed hot rod builder Doane Spencer. Likely the fastest and most famous Y-block Thunderbird ever built, the car is Mille Miglia eligible and accompanied by an incredible variety of period speed parts. The group also includes a 1933 Ford Hot Rod Hi-boy Roadster “Mexican Blackbird” built by John Marchman and signed by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; Fred Allen’s iconic 1932 Ford Drag Racing Five-Window Coupe “Devil Deuce”; and a 1954 Mercury Custom built by Bill Layman and offered fresh to the market following a meticulous restoration. Each of the vehicles are presented in superb condition and represent an exclusive ownership opportunity for the true hot rod enthusiast.

Additional early highlights for the Auburn Fall sale include:

· a selection of some 18 vehicles from the William Munday collection offered without reserve, ranging from a beautifully restored 1935 Ford DeLuxe Three-Window Coupe to a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car;

· a 1933 Auburn Twelve Speedster with updated salon styling features;

· a 1970 Plymouth Superbird showing less than 29,000 original miles and offered for sale by its original owner;

· a freshly restored 1958 Packard Hawk Sport Coupe equipped with a supercharged 289ci V-8 engine and one of only 500 examples built; and

· an AACA award-winning 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 Convertible featuring the SS option package as offered in 1961 and a desirable 409-cid V-8 engine.

A Labor Day weekend tradition among collector car enthusiasts, Auctions America’s Auburn Fall event is one of the country’s premier celebrations of the hobby, and, after 43 consecutive years, is the longest running event in collector car auction history.

Exclusive coverage from Auctions America’s flagship Auburn Fall event at the historic Auburn Auction Park will broadcast live on NBC Sports Network on August 29 from 8pm – 12am, August 30 from 8 – 10pm, and August 31 from 12:30 – 4pm EDT. Delivered to more than 80 million homes, this new in-depth coverage will track live gavel-to-gavel action as well as showcase the stories behind featured automobiles, providing a glimpse into the characters of the global collector car hobby.

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