The chance to buy pieces of NASCAR history, both local and across the sport, will be available when JKS Inc. conducts an auction on March 20 at its Lexington facility.
JKS, based at 301 Welcome Center Driver, is owned by Will Spencer, who operates the Winston Cup Museum Special Event Center in downtown Winston-Salem.
Spencer said in a statement that the auction is designed in part "to make room for our continued growth and operations."
"Partnering with some legendary race teams has truly made this auction a one of a kind, cannot miss event."
Spencer could not be reached for additional comment about his goals for the auction.
Iron Horse Auction Co. said in a news release that the auction will be held online and in person.
The auction will feature NASCAR race cars, car haulers, show cars, TV commercial vehicles, trucks, and tractors and trailers.
Featured are two custom trailers that JKS said are among "the largest self-contained mobile LED screens in the world," as well as items from several NASCAR championship teams.
A 2014 53-foot Vision trailer features a LED Jumbo Screen — 18 feet by 32-feet-4-inches, a digital control board and lounge. There also a 2001 53-foot vision trailer with an LED Jumbo Screen — 14-feet-6-inches by 26-feet-6-inches — analog production studio and lounge
"These mobile Jumbo LED screens could be used in a variety of entertainment venues, and create an immersive experience for the viewer," Iron Horse spokesman Chris Crawford said.
Among the more noteworthy NASCAR collectibles up for auction are: the Mountain Dew car that Dale Earnhardt Jr. used for his "duck call" commercial; the No. 31 car that Jeff Burton raced to the pole of the 2006 Daytona 500; a Cale Yarborough Champions victory lap racing body; an ESPN cutaway studio car used for at track events and broadcasts; and a 2011 Nationwide Series Car Of Tomorrow chassis with Chevrolet body.
Open house inspections will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13 and March 19 at the facility. Online pre-bidding opens March 13. For more information or to view current bids, go to www.ironhorseauction.com or call 800-997-2248.
The Winston Cup Museum opened in May 2005 with nearly 12,000 feet of exhibit space as a memorial to the Winston Cup era of NASCAR racing (1971-2003). It’s located on a one-acre tract at 1355 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Spencer moved his JKS operations to Lexington in 2007. The museum quietly stayed open until December 2014 when Spencer decided to halt operations. Attendance had dropped 65 percent over a five-year span, and he felt a new direction was needed.
The museum reopened in 2015 as Winston Cup Museum Special Event Center, highlighting its event-hosting capabilities.