The Americana Festival & Auction

 Four-Day Festival • Two Auctions • One Great Purpose

June 11-14 • Auburn, Indiana

Two Incredible Auctions. Over 1,000 Lots Offered Without Reserve.

Aviation & Warbirds

Incredible warbirds from the Hoosier Air Museum


From the collection of the former National Military History Center

Advertising & Signs

Your favorite memorabilia

100+ No Reserve Cars

For the benefit of the J. Kruse Education Center (501c-3), providing career path development for students and veterans on the campus of Kruse Plaza in Auburn, Indiana.

Our veterans gave us their best. Now we are giving them our best.

The J. Kruse Education Center has created an on-ramp that gives veterans a successful return to the workforce. Your participation in the Americana Festival supports this effort and provides veterans a launch pad for their future.

Aviation & Warbirds

Aviation & Warbirds


Signs & Advertising

Signs & Advertising

General Patton’s Dodge WC57 Command Car

  • Dodge WC57 command car
  • Purpose-built military vehicle, produced 1942 to 1945
  • Command Car with off-road capability with 4×4 drivetrain
  • Armed with Browning .30 caliber machine gun
  • Could be equipped with a radio set
  • Forerunner of the famed post-war Dodge Power Wagon
  • Powered by Dodge’s durable 230cid, inline six-cylinder engine
  • This particular command car was a part of the 3rd Army headquarters motor pool
  • Specially modified for General George Patton with armor plating and high volume horns and siren.
  • Includes “three-star general’ and ‘3rd Army HQ’ pennants

Admission Information

Day Pass: $10

  • Price per day
  • Does NOT include bidder registration

Festival Pass: $25

  • Pays for all four days
  • Does NOT include bidder registration

Bidder Registration: Coming Soon

  • Pays for all four days
  • Covers admission and registration for both auctions

Festival Details

  • Dates: Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14
  • Location: Kruse Plaza in Auburn, Indiana
  • Address:  5634 Opportunity Blvd Auburn, IN 46706
  • Festival Contact: DT Drysdale (
Get DIrections

Consign at Auction

Our auction process is seamless, simple, and fun. Consign your memorabilia collection with us today so we can get the most for your car! Contact DT Drysdale for more info.

Consign Your Memorabilia Collection

Become a Vendor

Contact DT Drysdale to be a vendor at the festival. Thousands are expected to attend!

Become a Vendor