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Automobile collectors race to Tupelo for auction

Thursday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. bidders view the cars up for auction.

Posted: Apr 25, 2019 5:57 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2019 5:54 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The eyes of the automobile collecting world will be on Tupelo the next couple of days. 

People are coming to the city in anticipation of Saturday's auction at the Tupelo Automobile Museum.

Preview day for the cars and automobile memorabilia took place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 25th.

As of Thursday morning, employees at the museum have counted 517 registered bidders.

Thousands of car lovers are traveling to Tupelo for the auction, some have been chasing classic cars for over 10 years.

For Wayne Carini, the host of the TV show "Chasing Classic Cars," that goes quite literally.

Carini has traveled 42 countries viewing cars in auctions.

He says his favorite parts is meeting people with the same love for cars.

“They all have the same passion that we all do and that’s what this is...a true passion," Carini said.

Friday at 9 a.m., bidders will start bidding on signs and other car related items.

Saturday at 10 a.m., the bids for the cars will begin.

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