COVID-19 Update:

Business as usual, but sometimes in
a different way

All roads lead to Auburn, Indiana and The Auburn Auction with the recent cancellation of auctions and events during Pebble Beach car week.

We share a collective sadness that circumstances dictate the 2020 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been canceled. Our annual Pacific Grove Auction will be accordingly deferred until 2021 and we look forward to reuniting with everyone out on the Peninsula then, with a renewed appreciation for the freedom our shared passion for the automobile brings.

Our focus here at Worldwide remains justifiably upbeat.

Here are upcoming opportunities for you:

The Auburn Auction

Private Treaty Salon

Americana Festival Auction

Talkin’ Cars Podcast

Were you planning on selling your car during Pebble Beach Car week?
Don’t worry – we have you covered.

All roads lead back to Auburn, Indiana, the original
“Classic Car Capital of the World”

For all those enthusiasts and collectors eager to buy and sell great cars this summer the road leads right back to Auburn, Indiana, the original “Classic Car Capital of the World” and birthplace of the collector car auction industry in America.

Our next catalogue sale, also the industry’s next catalogue sale in North America, the 13th annual Auburn Auction, will take place September 5th at our Indiana headquarters and our Pacific Grove consignors have all been pleased to accept an alternative future Worldwide venue. Online auction platforms are far from new to us and we will continue to offer both live and timed online bidding in parallel with all our live events. Consignments of individual cars and collections are still invited and can be discussed with any of our specialists. We encourage you to consider consigning quickly to take advantage of early marketing to what is more than ever an extremely engaged and receptive audience.

Saturday, September 5, 2020 @ 5 PM
Auburn, Indiana

Auction InfoConsign Your Car

Highly effective way to sell privately

Private Sales:
where discretion and results meet

For those seeking a highly effective way to sell a car or collection privately, our private sales division incorporates The Salon, in a 200,000 square foot, climate-controlled and purpose-built showroom housed here at our Auburn headquarters, with tailored comprehensive digital and print marketing packages to connect your car with the right buyers. At Worldwide the customer is always the VIP and whether you are a first-time buyer or seller or a seasoned collector, we are ideally placed to serve as a trusted advisor, helping you source the next perfect car.

Private Treaty InfoConsign Your Car

Online, timed, and live auction this June

Memorabilia, Aviation, &  Militaria Auction

Our inaugural Americana Festival Auction is scheduled to run from June 12th – 13th here in Auburn, with an extraordinary collection of World War II artifacts, uniforms, militaria, and memorabilia offered without reserve, representing the largest collection of authentic WW2 militaria ever offered in one place. All auction proceeds will benefit the J. Kruse Education Center, a dedicated 501(c) 3 organization providing career pathway development to both veterans and students. All inventory is now available online at, once again with both live and online bidding available across three platforms. As always, our auction previews are available for private viewing, with safe social distancing protocols.

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June 12-13, 2020
Auburn, Indiana

We wish all of our customers and fellow car enthusiasts good health and spirits during this unprecedented time and hope that you, like us, are enjoying some of the unexpected benefits of the lockdown, like quality time with family and the impetus to develop new ways to do business and communicate.

Stay in touch through our usual social platforms and take time out to enjoy our new podcast, Talkin’ Cars & Other Stuff, with the inside scoop on the classic car auction business, collector car life and the people, trends and machines that matter to us. We look forward to hosting you all as guests in the very near future!

Podcast: Talkin’ Cars & Other Stuff

We’re Here for You


Open for Business

Despite the crisis, the auction business is more alive than ever. We're excited to serve you during this unprecedented time and beyond.

All Specialists Available

Our Car Specialists are always available via phone, email, and video for your buying and selling needs.

Private Viewing & Preview

As always, our Salon and Auction previews are available for a private viewing with safe social distancing protocols.

Remote Previews & Tours

Remote previews of auction and private treaty cars are available via video conference.

Online Auctions

All auctions are broadcasted live with the opportunity for bidders to buy from anywhere in the world.

Health & Safety Protocols

Rest assured, you can be confident our facility and employee best practices create a safe and sanitary environment for you to conduct business.

Temperature and survey screenings prior to entry

Your temperature will be taken prior to entry into the auction. If your temperature is over 100.4, you will have an opportunity to bid via phone, absentee, or online.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are available for all guests; however, they are not required to be worn.

Facility upgrades

Plexiglass barriers between guests and staff and hand sanitation stations throughout the facility are available.

Stringent Sanitation Practices

Appropiate and additional sanitation practices have been implemented such as disinfecting high traffic areas daily.

Social Distancing

Social distancing rules are applied at all times. Many employees work from home or have their workstations at least 12 ft from each other.

Air Purifiers and PPE

Virus-reducing air purifiers have been installed and personal protective equipment is provided to team members as needed.

Continual Monitoring

Continual monitoring of the recommendations of best health and safety practices and implementing changes quickly and as needed.

John Kruse

Principal and Auctioneer

Rod Egan

Principal and Chief Auctioneer


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