DALLAS, Texas – Unique automobiles from the celebrated – a museum selection of 24 custom exotics and racing cars – will cross the block during the Leake Collector Car Show and Auction, Feb. 23-24 in the Oklahoma City Bennett Event Center at State Fair Park.
Two powerhouses of the collector auction market – and – are joining forces to present the collection’s rarities, which include Indianapolis race cars, midget race cars from the 1950’s and custom hot rods. The hand-selected lots offer collectors high-performance vehicles with provenance without reserve.
During the 1950s, William Rolland joined the Shadoff Chrysler team to help construct one of the fastest vehicles ever built. The team set the world land speed record in their class at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Well-known among collectors and historians, Rolland assembled the collection in 2010 for his private exhibit established in Newbury Park, California. The discerning selection represents Rolland’s passion for performance and speed and every vehicle offered in the auction comes directly from the museum’s holdings.
Top lots include a , a purpose built factory racecar and a . The McLaren was built as a collaboration between the multiple world championship-winning Formula 1 team and legendary auto manufacturer Mercedes-Benz AMG. With a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of over 205 mph, the SLR is an icon of super car world.
Rolland’s collection offers speedsters, such as a a and a selection of hot rods and roadsters including a and a in a striking purple finish.
A collector’s class of six midget racers including a , signed by racing legends Mario Andretti and Tony Stewart, a raced by Tommy Caruso and rare, will cross the auction block.
A unique collection of Indy race cars features a , driven by Mark Dismore and completed in all nine races of the 2000 Northern Light Series as well as a second , driven by Scott Sharp in all nine races of the 2000 Northern Light Series. The selection also includes a , a that was driven by Jim McElreath in the Indy 500 in 1979 and 1980 and a .
A , finished in a striking orange paint job with hand painted flames and powered by a 355 CI V-8 engine, is expected to generate intense bidder interest.
To learn more about The Rolland Collection, to register to bid in the Feb. 23-24 Oklahoma City event and view high-resolution images of each vehicle, visit .
Heritage Auctions (HA.com) is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 by James C. Leake, Sr. as one of the first car auctions in the country. Forty-five years later three generations of the Leake family continue to carry out the principles Mr. Leake founded the company on: quality, respect and loyalty to the business. Currently Leake conducts four auctions a year in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and two in Dallas.