Branson car show is October 16-17

Branson, Mo. – For the 37th year running, car collectors will be rolling into the Branson Convention Center again for the bi-annual Branson Collector Car Auction on October 16 and 17.

Pristine classics like the 1941 Cadillac, 1951 Crosley, 1931 Chevy Roadster, 1951 Buick and Corvettes from years 1965-1982 Corvettes will be rolling across the floor to take center stage for what has come to be recognized as one of the top ten collector car auctions in America.

The 2015 Spring Branson Auction resulted in the sale of more than 67 percent of its consignments.

Owners Jim and Kathy Cox have historically attracted more than 5,000 collectors, consigners, bidders and car enthusiasts to Southwest Missouri twice a year for Spring and Fall live auctions that are praised in many collector car circles coast to coast. More than 250 must-have sports, muscle, vintage, classic, custom and antique automobiles make their appearance and are bid on by enthusiasts, collectors and gearheads from around the world.

The 2015 recipient of the prestigious Lee Iacocca Award, Jim Cox is world-renowned for his acute knowledge and expertise in the manufacturing, mechanics, performance, restoration, and valuation of autos dating back to their origin, including everything from American- and European-made to elite imports and celebrity rides.

“I’m a gearhead. I’ve always been a gearhead. From the moment I stepped foot in a garage to work my way through school, I fell in love with the design, mechanics, and restoration of everything from race cars to classics I grew up in, even motorcycles or nearly anything motorized with wheels,” said Jim Cox, president and CEO of Branson Auction and Branson Collector Cars.

“I’ve never fallen out of love either. I continue to cherish the memorable vehicles that have crossed my path in my lifetime, and I endeavor to make sure they get in the right hands of those who will love and care for them as much as their owners and I do.  It’s not so much that we own these pieces of history, but rather are caretakers.”

The 37th Bi-Annual Branson Auction will be at the Branson Convention Center in downtown Branson, and consignments are now being accepted.

Beginning at noon on October 16 and 10 a.m. on October 17, the event is open to the public at a price of $10 or $15 for a 2-day pass. Tickets are on sale at the venue at 10 a.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday.

The consignment list is available for preview at www.BransonAuction.com and is updated regularly between now and the October event along with historical auction results.

Car owners can consign up to the day of the sale or in advance by calling 800-335-3063, or by visiting www.BransonAuction.com.