JOHNSON CITY – Classic cars, competitive auctions, shows, food and supporting a worthy cause are all on the list as Dealers Auto Auction of East Tennessee brings the Tri-Cities area its first ever sale to classic car auction.
Scheduled for April 22-23, the two-day event is open to the public with a large inventory of classic vehicles up for auction.
Included in the automobiles up for auction is a red 1965 Ford Mustang 289 automatic with 100 percent of the purchase paid for that vehicle going to Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center.
“We are thrilled to host East Tennessee’s first DAA Classic Car Auction, and unlike our weekly auction which is only open to authorized dealers, this event is open to the public. and we expect to have about 150 cars to bid on,” said Gary Montgomery, general manager of DAA East Tennessee.
He adds, “We certainly look forward to welcoming automotive enthusiasts from across the region and several other states.” The auction takes place at the DAA of East Tennessee, 207 Princeton Road in Johnson City.
Montgomery continues, “We partnered with Bryan Willis of Asset Auctions who is well known for his expertise in the classic car industry. He has a large clientele and will be bringing several major out-of-town buyers and sellers to our area for this event.
The 1965 Mustang sale to benefit The Crumley House is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. “Our owner, David Andrews, challenges us to give back to our communities and we are proud that The Crumley House is receiving proceeds from the Mustang auction,” Montgomery said.
Guynn Edwards, Executive Director of Crumley House, said: “We are honored to have been chosen as the recipient of the 1965 Mustang Recipes. I know there are many classic car enthusiasts and collectors here in our area. and I hope everyone will come not just to support The Crumley House, but to embrace the whole event and make it a success for our region and everyone involved.
The auction begins with “Preview Day” set at 5 p.m. on Friday April 22 and includes not only a chance to see all the cars up for auction, but also live performances from Wyldeheart, food trucks and more. Saturday “sale day” begins at 10 a.m.
Admission is only $10 and is valid for Friday and Saturday. Registered dealers and those with a bidder’s badge will be admitted free, as will children 12 and under.