Auburn Heights Invitational Historic Auto Display

Sunday, September 22, 2019
12:30 to 4:30 pm

British Invasion/American Pop
An eclectic mix of  vintage vehicles through the 1960s

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Tickets $20 in advance ($14 for ages 14 & under) / $25 at the gate)

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The annual Auburn Heights Invitational features an exceptional array of historic automobiles from the classic era. This year’s fundraiser event includes a broad representation of high-end motor cars from the dawn of the automotive age through 1969. Selection is based on significance of the marque, authenticity, presentation and the history of the vehicle. Limited to approximately 20-25 autos, the Auburn Heights Invitational offers a rare opportunity to compare and contrast early and later classic-era vehicles — all at the elegant Auburn Heights estate.

Funds raised from the annual event benefit the Marshall Steam Museum and Friends of Auburn Heights (FAH), a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and operating the extraordinary collections entrusted to its care.

This year’s line-up includes:

British Invasion/American Pop

  • 1912 Auburn Speedster
  • 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
  • 1948 Chrysler New Yorker
  • 1948 MG TC
  • 1950 Riley Saloon
  • 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
  • 1956 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1958 Edsel Citation Convertible
  • 1966 Pontiac GTO
  • 1967 Austin Healy 3000 BJ8
  • 1969 Jaquar XKE Roadster

General Display

  • 1907 Morse Model B
  • 1910 Pierce Arrow Model 48-SS Demi-Tonneau
  • 1911 Franklin Model D
  • 1912 Brush F26 Runabout
  • 1918 Cadillac Type 57 7-Passenger Touring Car
  • 1929 Packard Model 640 Phaeton
  • 1930 Buick 4-Passenger Model 44 Sport Roadster
  • 1931 Type 91 American LaFrance Pumper
  • 1931 Franklin Model 153 Sportstman Coupe
  • 1938 Cadillac
  • 1942 Buick
  • 1955 DeSoto Convertible
  • 1955 Buick Hardtop
  • 1957 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Series 62
  • 1958 Nash Metropolitan

SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE: Each year, the Silent Auction & Raffle is filled unique & hard-to-find items. You will not want to miss what we have in store this year! Proceeds from the Silent Auction and Raffle support the Joseph Boxler Education Fund, devoted to inspiring new generations. Through FAH’s expanding children’s education program, the Marshall Steam Museum strives to engage and inspire its youngest visitors to connect with science, history and technology. You can sponsor a raffle basket for $50 and let us do the work for you.  Use links below to download forms or sponsor a Raffle Basket online.

Download the Silent Auction & Raffle Donation form (including the Raffle Basket Sponsorship Form)

Click here to sponsor a Raffle Basket online

FOOD & FUN: In addition to historic autos, past attendees have enjoyed delicious fare by the Country Butcher Fine Foods Market, wine  from Total Wine & More, craft beer from Dew Point Brewing Co., Woodside Farm Creamery Ice Cream, rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad and tours of the Auburn Heights Mansion, plus special exhibits and presentations, a silent auction, raffle and more!

SPONSORSHIP: Sponsors of the Auburn Heights Invitational provide vital support for the museum’s educational programs and enjoy a fabulous day at a unique venue. To learn more about sponsorships for this year’s event, CLICK HERE or call the FAH office at (302) 239-2385 or email

ADVERTISING: To commemorate each Invitational, the Marshall Steam Museum produces the Auburn Heights Invitational Catalog. Serving as a lasting record of the day, the catalog chronicles the stories associated with each of the extraordinary autos on display and includes feature articles of interest to the car enthusiast and history buff alike. This high-quality publication ensures that the event lives on once the automobiles and visitors have returned home and provides enduring recognition for participants, sponsors and advertisers. To review options, 2019 AHI Advertising Opportunities or contact the FAH office at 302-239-2385.

Explore Past Invitational Events!

2018 Invitational Spotlighting Phaetons & Convertible Sedans

2017 Invitational Spotlighting Speedsters & Racers

2016 Invitational Spotlighting Roadsters & Runabouts

2015 Invitational Spotlighting Limos & Landaulets

2014 Invitational Spotlighting the Electric Car

2013 Invitational Spotlighting the Packard Motor Car Company

2012 Invitational Spotlighting Brewster & Co.

Click here for directions to the Marshall Steam Museum!

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