Classic car enthusiast had a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, when Brent Earlywine of Earlywine Auctions brought a well received classic car auction to Kokomo, Indiana in benefit of the Kokomo Automotive Museum. Earlywine’s Hoosier Classic Collector Car Auction was held at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center, just adjacent to the museum which was open for attendees to enjoy.
A large and enthusiastic crowd, made for an exciting auction and we were impressed with the variety of cars at this event including the expected Bel Airs, Camaro’s and Mustangs but also several classics you don’t see everyday like a 1932 Chrysler Imperial RS and a 1938 Cadillac Lasalle Series 50.
I was quite partial to a 1957 Pontiac Star Chief convertible, dressed in Tartan Red with a white top. She sported a 347 cid 290 hp tri-power V-8 and an automatic transmission. With power steering and power brakes theres no doubt she would make for a pretty comfortable and classy cruiser.
Another head turner that caught our eye was the 1966 Austin Healey Sebring Replica, outfitted with a 350 V-8. It was custom built with all the modern upgrades including Wilwood power brakes, coil-over front shocks, rear air bags, and sporty 17” aluminum American racing wheels. Ready for a cruise or a flaunt at the race track, this is a roadster that is going to attract attention wherever it goes.
The auction, which offered just under 100 classic cars had all the niceties you might expect at a large scale auction house including a great selection of vehicles, automotive memorabilia, neons, lively ringman, concessions and a bar for those who didn’t get there fill at Thanksgiving dinner. All the automobiles were under roof, which is quickly becoming a standard in the classic car auction business, and of which was much appreciated as the weather is a bit chilly in Indiana come late November.
We were impressed with Earlywine Auctions Hoosier Classic, and look forward to seeing it grow in years to come. Check out Earlywine Auctions website at www.earlywineauctions.com and if you see something you like from there recent auction inventory give them a call at: 765-438-6041. Stay tuned in to Chrome Runners for our next blog covering the Kokomo Automotive Museum and the Haynes Automobile Company.
– Will Loomis