Press Release: The Houston Classic Auction

The Worldwide Group are partners in The Houston Classic Auction and Concours d’Elegance. This event features a catalogue format auction of 100 fine automobiles and 12 fine wooden watercraft, and the 10th annual Wooden Keels and Classic Wheels Concours d’Elegance ( The event is held on Clear Lake at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas.

The event commences with a cocktail party Friday evening April 29 aboard 3 mega yachts. Saturday April 30th is the Concours preview and Auction and Sunday is the Concours and awards. There is also a banquet Saturday evening at the NASA Space Center Museum.

The Concours is featuring Ghia bodied automobiles and Chris Craft Cobras this year as part of the 100 Vintage Wooden Boats and 200 Automo biles Concours d’Elegance.

About the Worldwide Group.
Established in 1999 by John Kruse and Rod Egan, The Worldwide Group is a result of the passion and lifelong dedication to the collector car industry that they both have made. Rod & John have spent their entire business careers in the collector car market and have held almost every management position at leading auction houses throughout North America. This has allowed them to refine their trade while working and learning from the best.
The Worldwide Group is committed to facilitating the conversion and transfer of assets in a manner that positively benefits all parties involved.

Rod C. Egan has handled and operated some of the largest auctions in North America. His business knowledge has taken him many places as an auctioneer and is he well respected by his peers and clients not only for his business skills, but as one of the best Auctioneers in the world. Rod specializes i n the valuation of fine automobiles and is always makes himself available to clients. He has the unique experience of having sold close to $2 Billion both privately and at auction, placing him in an elite group of few auctioneers who have handled major asset conversions.

John Kruse was born into the business and worked his first auction at the age of four tagging along behind his father & grandfather. He has worked his way through the ranks and has participated at every level of the auction business from sweeping the floors to auctioneering, to signing the deal. He also has participated as a buyer and seller giving him a unique understanding of what it takes to have an excellent transaction for all. Also having the honor and privilege to have worked for several different auction houses he has possibly the most well rounded approach to the business as one could hope to have. Coupled with his high level of ethics and integrity, John will get the deal closed. His life mission is to be a service oriented problem solver. This business gives him that opportunity.

The Worldwide Group specializes in the marketing and selling of fine automobiles and is the only company in the country that features fine wooden watercraft at auction.

Contact John Kruse 866 273-6394


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