Motostalgia partners with SVRA for Brickyard auction

Motostalgia partners with SVRA for Brickyard auction

Motostalgia has launched a partnership with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) to become the official collector-car auction company for the national vintage-racing group.

Chevys battle for the lead during last year’s SVRA Brickyard Racing Invitational | Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Chevys battle for the lead during last year’s SVRA Brickyard Racing Invitational | Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Motostalgia has launched a partnership with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) to become the official collector-car auction company for the national vintage-racing group.

The joint venture starts with a Motostalgia sale during SVRA’s Brickyard Racing Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on June 12. About 100 premium cars are planned for the auction, Motostalgia said in a news release.

Motostalgia, based in Austin, Texas, and Monte Carlo, Monaco, holds two other auctions in the U.S., one during the Austin grand prix race week in November and the other during the Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance in Seabrook, Texas, in May, according to the company website.

An old timer runs on the track at Indy | Indianapolis Motor Speedway

An old timer runs on the track at Indy | Indianapolis Motor Speedway

It was unclear Wednesday whether Motostalgia would stage auctions during other SVRA meets, which take place on race tracks around the country. Motostalgia did not respond to messages placed to its Austin office.

“SVRA’s schedule is a perfect fit for us,” Antonio Brunet, founder and chairman of Motostalgia, said in the news release. “This leading racing organization offers us access to world-class cars. With the scale of SVRA’s customer base, over 5,000 racing entrants for their events in 2015, it was only natural to align with them…”

SVRA is one of the premier vintage-racing organizations in the U.S., hosting events for a wide range of historic race cars at such venues as Watkins Glen, Sonoma Raceway, The Circuit of the Americas, and Portland International Raceway.

“Working with Motostalgia Auction Company was the next logical step for SVRA, given our demographics and national footprint,” said Tony Parella, president and chief executive of SVRA. “Adding a car auction to the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational will make this an even more special event.”

Details of the Indy auction will be rolled out soon, Motostalgia said, adding that the Friday sale will be preceded by a charity gala and preview Thursday evening. Potential car consigners can get more information on the Motostalgia website.

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