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Daily Briefing: Worldwide Auctioneers announce new memorabilia division; Apollo-era car show celebrates 50 years since moon landing

Published in blog.hemmings.com

Photo courtesy of Worldwide Auctioneers.

Worldwide Auctioneers recently announced that the company would be adding a new division focusing solely on automotive and Motorsports memorabilia. The new division will be housed on the 30-acre campus that Worldwide recently acquired.

The campus will also be home to this year’s Auburn auction, which has now been extended by a day to accommodate two new memorabilia auctions. Vehicles and memorabilia from the Roaring Twenties Museum Collection and the Dakota Discoveries Collection will be available as well as the trademark, licensing and manufacturing rights to Cord Automobile.

The Auburn auction will take place August 30-31 at the Worldwide campus in Auburn, Indiana. For more information on the auction and the new memorabilia division, visit Worldwide-Auctioneers.com.

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The United States Space and Rocket Center will hold a car show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space program that launched on July 16, 1969. All vehicles in the show will be of the Apollo era. Joining the Earth-cars will be a full-size, operable, Apollo Lunar Rover replica. 

The car show will kick off a week of Apollo 11 celebrations, including moon landing reenactments, talks given by Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden and author Francis French on the engineering and logistical challenges of the program and an attempt at a Guinness world record with attendees launching 5,000 model rockets simultaneously. 

The show will take place on Saturday, July 13, on the Rocket Center Grounds in Huntsville, Alabama. For more information, visit RocketCenter.com.