Collector cars up for auction


by ANDREW CHUNG / KVUE News and photojournalist JOHN FISHER

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Posted on November 14, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 15 at 10:31 AM

AUSTIN -- From a Shelby Mustang to a Duesenberg to Michael Schumacher's Ferrari F300, it's a collection big enough to make a car enthusiast drool.

Motostalgia is a showcase of more than 80 collector cars, all of which will be auctioned off  Saturday afternoon at the Austin Convention Center. Part of the proceeds will go to charities like Dell Children's Hospital, the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Go here to see the cars being auctioned.

Antonio Brunet is the event's founder, and a car collector himself. He's been a Formula 1 fan since he was a kid. 

"I have a passion that I can't fight, for cars, and as I was growing up, after I graduated from college, I figured that this could be the way to actually achieve both -- to be doing what my passion is and at the same time, helping humanitarian efforts," Brunet said.

The value of these cars ranges from $30,000 to as much as $5 million. Visitors who can't afford the cars can still look at them on Friday and Saturday, and even get inside one.

“Motostalgia is an amazing opportunity to combine two of the most exciting aspects of motor sports -- auctions and racing," said Yusuf Johnson, Motostalgia's vice president of finance and operations. "So, we've got this incredible race this weekend out at the Circuit of the Americas and this incredible auction going on here at the Austin Convention Center."

When asked who Brunet favors in Sunday's F1 race, he said, "I think they're all fantastic drivers, but I particularly like Sebastian Vettel."

This automotive lover's showcase is perfect timing for F1 weekend.

For more information on the Motostalgia auto showcase and auction, go here.