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A One-Of-A-Kind Collector Car Tour

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Enjoy the beautiful countryside in a one-of-a-kind collector car tour in the Midwest

Visit unique car collections, experience distinctive attractions, and enjoy fantastic dining every night

Ship your cars ahead of the tour to our climate-controlled facility with 200,000 square feet

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For our 3rd annual The Enthusiast Tour, we had the most participants to date. Like the previous years, we had a vast variety of collector cars on the tour, ranging from an all-original Pebble Beach preservation class 1931 Cadillac Series 355 Victoria Coupe to a new Bentley Continental GTC and everything in between. With tour participants coming from all over the country, the four-day tour was packed with unique and truly one-of-a-kind stops throughout northeast Indiana.

Day 1 began with a brisk drive through the countryside of Indiana as we drove to South Bend to tour a private, award-winning collection. Consisting of mainly pre-war classics, the collection had well over 50 cars and featured multiple concours-winning vehicles, many of which were shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. For lunch, we traveled downtown and ate at the historic Studebaker Mansion and had a delicious four-course meal. This was followed by a private tour of the historic Notre Dame football stadium in South Bend, Indiana. During the tour, we parked right outside the stadium in front of “touch-down Jesus”, received access to the locker rooms, and walked the football field. To round out the day, we stopped at Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury for a unique Amish-style dinner.

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Over the past 15 years we’ve sold some of the most iconic cars and finest private collections in Auburn, and broken a few records along the way. We look forward to another carefully curated offering of outstanding pre-war automobiles, select muscle cars, American and European sportscars, classics and racers, as well as an exceptional selection of the best automobilia and memorabilia to be found.

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After good fellowship over breakfast at Worldwide Auctioneers’ headquarters, we drove to Fort Wayne, Indiana for a private tour of the Keith Busse Car Collection, which is comprised of rare Corvettes and modern-day supercars. This was followed by a quick jaunt to Roanoke, Indiana where we had lunch at Joseph Decuis, known around the country for its award-winning Wagyu beef and sides. Following lunch, we enjoyed a private tour of their Wagyu farm. The night was then capped off by a private dining experience at Mercado on the Landing in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, where we also benefitted from special parking in the center of the city. Before our spring Enthusiast Auction took place, we made a quick stop at a private collection comprised of Cobras, Thunderbirds, and Cadillacs, and had breakfast among the automobiles.

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The tour concluded with the 3rd annual Enthusiast Auction in Auburn, Indiana. Auctioning off a variety of memorabilia and 90 collector cars, the top sale would be a 1936 Delahaye 135M Competition Court Cabriolet that sold for an impressive $1,160,000.

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A unique and truly one-of-a-kind collector car tour tailored to the Midwest, the 2nd annual Enthusiast Tour and Auction took place between April 19th and April 23rd, 2022, in the great state of Indiana. Like the first year, we had all kinds of tour participants; this year we hosted a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Arlington Sedan, 1960 Porsche 356B Roadster, 1980 Toyota Celica GT, 1964 GTO, Aston Martin DB7, a modern-day one-of-one Roush Mustang, and many more different makes and marques.

Starting at our global headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, our first stop was a very rare and exclusive private tour of Larry Gerig’s massive Corvette collection. It was then onto lunch where we ate at Joseph Decuis, which is known around the country for its award-winning Wagyu beef and sides. After lunch, we toured another private invitation-only collection that was comprised of every Indy 500 Corvette pace car, a 2005 Ford GT, and multiple prototype Ford vehicles. The private collection even had its own “town” with a movie theater, bike shop, replica gas station, Chevy dealership, and a diner in it. To cap the night off, we relished a catered dinner at a three-story car collection that had cars on each level, thanks to a built-in car elevator.

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After good fellowship over breakfast at our headquarters, day two’s first stop was Brenspeed Performance shop where we were given a private tour of their facility. Brenspeed is one of the largest Ford performance parts suppliers and installers in the United States. Following the tour, lunch was at the Boathouse Restaurant which overlooks the beautiful Winona Lake. After traveling alongside the lake and through the country roads of Indiana, the third stop would be DeBrand Fine Chocolates, where we took part in an exclusive tour showing how of the chocolates are made, and of course were given many delicious samples along the way. To conclude the night, we had a catered dinner in Auburn, Indiana and guest speaker Greg Riley presented, “One of the most amazing classic car stories you have ever heard,” detailing the story of how one of the richest families in the country “lost” multiple Model J Duesenbergs. Before our spring Enthusiast Auction took place, we made a quick stop at a prominent pre- and post-war private collection and had breakfast among the automobiles.

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The tour concluded with the 2nd annual spring Enthusiast Auction in Auburn, Indiana. Auctioning off a vast variety of memorabilia and 66 collector cars, the top sale was a 1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster that sold for an impressive $758,500.

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Tour 2021 recap

2021 marked the first year for our annual The Enthusiast Tour, which is a unique and truly one-of-a-kind collector car tour tailored toward the Midwest. Starting with a Tuesday evening dinner at our 200,000-square-foot global headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, the tour took place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday which then led to our Enthusiast Auction in Auburn, Indiana on Saturday.

Wednesday started by driving to Decatur, Indiana, and enjoying a private tour of the Lingenfelter Performance shop, which was followed by lunch at the historic Back 40 Junction. We then drove to Huntington, Indiana where we toured a private collection housed in a three-story building with a car elevator. With different makes and marques on each floor, it was truly a unique experience. We ended the night by venturing over to Country Heritage Winery in LaOtto, Indiana for a private tasting and then dinner at the award-winning Auburn City Steakhouse.

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Wednesday started by driving to Decatur, Indiana, and enjoying a private tour of the Lingenfelter Performance shop, which was followed by lunch at the historic Back 40 Junction. We then drove to Huntington, Indiana where we toured a private collection housed in a three-story building with a car elevator. With different makes and marques on each floor, it was truly a unique experience. We ended the night by venturing over to Country Heritage Winery in LaOtto, Indiana for a private tasting and then dinner at the award-winning Auburn City Steakhouse.

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Day 2 began with a brisk drive through the countryside of Indiana as we drove to South Bend to tour a private, award-winning collection. Consisting of mainly pre-war classics, the collection had well over 50 cars and featured multiple concours-winning vehicles; many of which were shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. After lunch at a local eatery, we were given a private tour of LaVine Restorations, which has restored countless Best-in-Class vehicles for Concours and shows around the globe. The day ended with a private dining experience at the Barns of Nappanee.

The tour concluded with the inaugural spring Enthusiast Auction in Auburn, Indiana. Auctioning off an array of memorabilia and 65 collector cars, the top sale was a 1936 Deco Rides “Maharaja Special” One-Off Custom selling for $346,000.

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Pricing

Tour Registration (two people / double occupancy)

  • Tour for 2 Nights: $1,649

  • Tour for 3 Nights: $1,824

  • Tour for 4 Nights: $1,999

  • Tour For Two Without Hotel $1,299

Includes hotel stays (one room, double occupancy), all-inclusive food (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and drinks.

*Payment is due at the time of registration. Reservations cancelled after April 12 are nonrefundable; however, funds may be applied to a future Enthusiast Tour within two years.

Tour Registration (one person / single occupancy)

  • Tour for 2 Nights: $1,049

  • Tour for 3 Nights: $1,224

  • Tour for 4 Nights: $1,399

  • Tour For One Without Hotel $699

Includes hotel stays (one room, single occupancy), all-inclusive food (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and drinks.

*Payment is due at the time of registration. Reservations cancelled after April 12 are nonrefundable; however, funds may be applied to a future Enthusiast Tour within two years.

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  • Second Room Per Night: $200

  • Additional Guest: $450

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