Twice a year, Downtown Branson and the Branson Convention Center host one of the nation’s top collector car auctions, the Branson Auction. The Spring 2017 auto auction is being held April 21-22.
The auction will draw several thousand spectators and bidders to Branson and features more than 100 unique, collectible and classic vehicles, including several high-profile vehicles from car-loving celebrities.
The spring auction includes seven celebrity cars including the 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner driven by Vin Diesel in the movie “Furious 7" (as seen above), Dean Martin of “The Rat Pack” fame’s prized 1966 Thunderbird Landau, and Country music star George Jones’ 1979 Thunderbird.
The Spring 2017 auction also is featuring a number of other significant and historical cars, including 1919 Cadillac Coupe, a rare 1937 Cord 812 Westchester, a tricked out 1932 Ford Roadster, a 1953 Packard Caribbean convertible, a 1956 DeSoto Firedome station wagon and a 1940 Chevrolet street rod.
There also are a number of modern-era muscle and luxury cars on the auction block, including a 5.4 litre 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby 40th Anniversary model.
Now in its 39th year, the Branson Auction is typically held each April and October. The auction is one of the largest recurring events at the Branson Convention Center. Sellers, bidders and attendees often come a few days early and stay a few days afterward to enjoy the fun activities in Branson (and to show off their pride and joy around town).
A list of all the more-than-100 vehicles being shown at the auction is available at BransonAuction.com
About the Branson Convention Center
Located between Historic Downtown Branson and the Branson Landing development, the Branson Convention Center features 220,000-SF of meeting and convention space, including a 47,125-SF main exhibit hall and a 22,703-SF ballroom. Attached to the elegant Hilton Convention Center Hotel, the facility is owned by the City of Branson and managed by SMG Management. More information is available at BransonCC.com
About Downtown Branson
Downtown Branson encompasses the area roughly between U.S. Highway 65 and Lake Taneycomo and is home to more than 200 retail shops, several dozen restaurants and a diverse selection of hotels, inns and B&Bs. The district is served by a free trolley system that provides year-round transportation for visitors and residents.
You can find more information about Downtown Branson at ExploreBranson.com/Downtown