About Us

Formed by two long time automobile enthusiasts, Worldwide reflects the background of its two Principals, who literally grew up in the auction business. Rod Egan and John Kruse have each held management/partnership positions at leading auction houses throughout the United States, refining their trade working with, and learning, from some of the best collector car enthusiasts and owners in the business.

In April 2005, in Texas, Worldwide held its inaugural Houston event - The Houston Classic Auction - with world record results. An impressive array of vintage motorcars and wooden boats went under the hammer, recording a 90% overall sales ratio and $7 million in sales.

Since then, we haven't looked back. Our annual schedule now comprises two strategically located sales in the USA; in Houston and at our world headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, in addition to select stand-alone auctions of significant private collections. Worldwide is unique in the realm of prestige US auction houses in having an owners, Rod Egan and John Kruse, who both are Auctioneers, resulting in an intimate knowledge of each consignment far in advance of the auction and a matchless level of communication with both buyer and seller from the auction block itself.

In addition to the acquisition and sale of classic automobiles at auction, Worldwide offers an extensive range of services to the serious collector - appraisal, collection direction and consultancy, estate planning and asset management. Our dedication to integrity, service and expertise is wholehearted, a commitment that has enabled us to become one of the most respected and trusted businesses in the world of vintage motorcars.

Meet Our Sales Team