Auburn, IN (PRWEB) December 7, 2006
Kruse International, the largest collector car auction company and the king of car auctions, is launching the First Annual Racecar and Sports Car Auction on Jan. 12th and 13th at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord, N.C.
With the advent of the Car of Tomorrow, NASCAR teams will have the opportunity to reduce the size of their car inventories. Vehicles from Richard Childress Racing, Ganassi Racing, Bill Davis Racing, Ginn Racing (formerly MB2 Motorsports) and additional NASCAR teams are expected along with transporters, parts, engines, equipment and memorabilia. These items will be up for bid in what promises to be the biggest racing auction ever for the both the avid racer and racecar collector.
A unique opportunity is also being provided to drag racers and fans. "Big Daddy" Don Garlitz will be auctioning several of his dragsters that have been designed and raced by a living legend.
Dean Kruse, President of Kruse International, is proud to have created this new and special event for racers, racing fans and car enthusiasts from the epicenter of stock car racing.
"We think it's a wonderful opportunity for thousands of racers to gain access to the same technology used by their favorite teams," Kruse said. "Also, local racers will be able to sell their cars and equipment at the auction too. If you think it goes fast, it qualifies!"
"We are happy to be working again with Kruse International to help manage our racecar inventory and we are excited to offer this unique opportunity to own a piece of NASCAR history and provide added value for our sponsors," said Andrew Campangone, Vice President of Sales for Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.
RacingJunk.com, which has partnered with Kruse International, is the leading Internet destination for Performance Racing enthusiasts and professionals worldwide. RacingJunk.com is the nation's number one racing classified web site that connects over 1,400,000 buyers and sellers viewing over 50,000,000 pages every month.
"RacingJunk.com is very pleased to have joined with Kruse International to bring another powerful tool to our members, who are the world's most hard core buyers and sellers of racing equipment and true racing fans," said Osmin "Ozzie" Alvarez, President of Raceway Media, LLC, which owns RacingJunk.com.
In addition to previously raced NASCAR cars, the auction is also open to racecars of every series including NHRA, ARCA, SCCA, dragsters, hot rods and muscle cars. Participants interested in registering to either bid on or sell items can contact Dawn Rathgaber at 260.925.6080 and can also find auction information and consign their items online at http://www.kruse.com/auctions/race07/index.asp. Internet and phone bidding will also be available during the auction. Please see the Kruse International website at http://www.kruse.com or http://www.racingjunk.com for more information.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Speedway Children's Charities.
ABOUT KRUSE INTERNATIONAL
Kruse International (http://www.kruse.com) is one of the world's leading auction firms and the largest collector car auction company, selling more vintage cars than all other firms combined. Kruse auctions more than 13,000 cars in more than 30 events internationally, the largest of which is the Annual Auburn Fall Classic Car Auction which is held over Labor Day weekend at the 480 acre Kruse Auction Park in Auburn, IN. 2007 will mark the 37th edition of the "World's Largest Collector Car Auction and Show." Over 200,000 people will attend and 5,000 cars will be auctioned! In addition to collector cars, the company also holds dozens of auctions for distinctive real estate properties and vintage aircraft, collectible tractors, mobile homes, collectibles, rare oil paintings, factories, islands, zoos, railroads and three entire towns.
Together, the Kruse family has broken more than 250 world record prices in the collector car industry. Dean Kruse cried his 5,000th auction at the annual Houston sale in August 1987 and became the youngest man ever to attain that goal. His auction total is now well over 6,000 auctions. The Kruses were the first to sell a car for a documented $1 million in cash -- a 1934 Duesenberg SJ La Grande long wheelbase dual-cowl phaeton. The Duesenberg was sold to Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino's Pizza and then owner of the Detroit Tigers. Another widely publicized sale was the sale of over a dozen muscle cars for several million dollars to baseball great Reggie Jackson.
ABOUT DYNO MARKETING, LLC
Dyno Marketing (http://www.dynomarketing.com) is a private marketing firm focused on leveraging the power of leading brand equities in sports and entertainment. Dyno Marketing provided the original concept for The First Annual Racecar and Sports Car Auction and Dyno Marketing has formed a partnership with Kruse International whereby Dyno is responsible for managing all sponsorships, media, consumer products, licensing and related activities. Dyno Marketing has structured several innovative NASCAR-related projects, including co-developing the Speedway Children's Charities Victory Lane with Speedway Motorsports Inc., Speedway Children's Charities and Get Etched. Dyno also developed the idea of bringing world-renowned chef Mario Batali's enthusiasm for great food and fun to the world of NASCAR. Dyno's partnership with Mario has resulted in "Mario Tailgates NASCAR Style - The Essential Cookbook for NASCAR Fans." Mario has also developed two officially-licensed NASCAR barbeque sauces with 2 Brothers and Dyno was responsible for 2 Brothers becoming the Officially Licensed Barbeque Sauce of NASCAR. Dyno Marketing is currently involved in projects with NASCAR, NEXTEL Cup race teams, NASCAR sponsors and several of NASCAR's official charities. Dyno also has programs and partnerships with a number of prominent firms including Wilton Industries, The SportingNews, HarperCollins, The Official NASCAR Members Club and Lionel, LLC.
ABOUT RACEWAY MEDIA, LLC
Raceway Media LLC, a Boxcar Media LLC, is a multimedia publishing firm servicing the racing and performance enthusiasts industries. It is a free 'one-stop shop' for those looking to buy, sell, trade, entertain or interact with people throughout the automotive and motorcycle racing and performance communities.
The company's holdings include RacingJunk.com and the newly launched MotorcycleJunk.com, which together receive more than 50 million page views per month and have more than 150,000 members. Raceway Media also owns BoatingJunk.com, MuscleCarJunk.com, TunerJunk.com, ImportJunk.com and RacingJunkRides.com. A new division, Raceway Productions, produces, distributes and broadcasts content of racing related events.