TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Tupelo Automobile Museum, founded by Frank K. Spain, has announced its closure after 16 years of operation.
The museum announced Sunday that it will close its doors in the spring of 2019.
The 120,000 sq. ft. museum houses over 160 cars of Spain’s historic automobile collection and is centrally located in downtown Tupelo.
Through a partnership with Bonhams Auctioneers and consultant Wayne Carini of Velocity Channel’s Chasing Classic Cars television program, a no-reserve auction will take place at the museum on April 25-27, 2019.
Celebrating Spain’s passion for the automobile on a world stage, the sale will be broadcast live, and all sales proceeds will benefit the charitable educational foundation to continue his mission.
The museum will continue normal business hours, Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. until further notice.