Car collectors, start your engines. A new automobile auction is heading to town: Maple Brothers Auctions will host its inaugural Dallas auction November 18-19 at Dallas Market Hall, with reserve and non-reserve vehicles available.
Bidders and car-loving spectators can expect a range of collectible cars and memorabilia to be on view at the two-day event.
After holding auctions in Oklahoma City and Kansas City earlier in 2022, the company is geared up to bring a collectors event to Dallas for the first time.
"Our team has diligently worked for several months to consign a variety of collector and classic cars that will have a broad appeal to any car enthusiast," says Maple Brothers Auctions marketing director Jennifer Tetley. "You can expect to see customs and hot rods, sports and muscle cars, pickups, classics, and more."
The vehicles range from a 1928 Packard Model 526 to a 2023 Corvette Stingray, with makes and models from every decade in between.
"This is the perfect event to see automotive history under one roof," Tetley says.
Named for its managing partner's grandchildren, Maple Brothers Auctions also prides itself on hosting family-oriented events.
"Not only do we have vehicles to auction, we have a nice variety of memorabilia that consists of clocks, neons, car signage – anything that would fit into the perfect man cave," Tetley says.
For decades, Leake Auction Company was the name Dallas car fanatics recognized for their auction events at Market Hall. The company closed its operations in 2020. Ty Young, former consignment specialist of the shuttered company, formed Maple Brothers Auctions with Bill Hanks and his daughter and son-in law, Ryan and Richard Maple. Tetley, Leake's former marketing director, has also joined the Tulsa company's leadership team.
"We are thrilled to bring a live, collector car event back to Dallas Market Hall," Tetley says, noting that it's been several years since the last one in Dallas.
For those ready to part with their own collector cars, consignments will be accepted up until the event day. Consignors can check in their vehicles between 10 am and 5 pm Wednesday, November 16 and from 9 am to 5 pm Thursday, November 17.
Auction doors will open at 9 am on Friday and Saturday, with the memorabilia auction beginning at 10 am and the car auction at 10:45 am. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, and the event is free for military, first responders, and children under 12.
Bidders can pre-register for in-person or phone bidding. A $100 bidder fee includes two guest passes, reserved seating, and complimentary drink tickets.
For more information, visit the Maple Brothers Auctions website, call 918-236-9556 or email office@MapleBrothersAuction.