Dan Kruse Classics

Rosanky - March

Central Texas Museum of Automotive History


Auction Information
After 32 years, Dick has realized his dream of a new museum facility in his hometown of San Marcos, Texas and is retiring the location in Rosanky.  Approximately 93 vehicles will be offered, 88 without reserve.  Mr. Burdick will be closing the Rosanky location of the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History and moving his base of operations completely to the new facility, Dick's Classic Garage in San Marcos, Texas.  
The Central Texas Museum of Automotive History in Rosanky, Texas
2502 Highway 304
Smithville, Texas 78957

Auction Process: Please NOTE, the Auction will be sold by color digital slide
Auction Date:  Saturday, March 3 at 10am. Doors open at 8am.
Auction Preview:
Friday, February 17 through Friday, March 2, 2012 from 10am to 5pm (Sundays, noon to 5pm).  Appointments may be scheduled with one of the Curators of the museum.  Contact Tiffany Kruse at 866.495.8111 to schedule an appointment.
Bidder Registration for Vehicles (also includes memorabilia):
$100.00 Registration Fee. Please read terms and conditions of sale on website.
Cash buyers require a $2,500 cash deposit when registering to bid. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, cashier’s checks, JJ Best financing, and personal/business checks accompanied by an irrevocable bank letter of guarantee.

Bidder Registration for Memorabilia ONLY (Color Coded Bidder Badges):
$25.00 Registration Fee.  Please read terms and conditions of sale on website.
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, cashier’s checks, personal/business checks, and Major Credits Cards (Visa, Mastercard & Amex).  Seating may be limited.

Online Bidding for Memorabilia ONLY:LiveAuctioneers
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Bidding Options:
Absentee as well as telephone bidding is available. Please call for details.
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Major Credit Cards:
Major credit cards may be used to purchase memorabilia items ONLY. We regret we will not be able to accept credit cards for vehicle purchases. (See acceptable forms of payment above.) They can be used for the bidder registration fee.
Buyer’s Premium: 10% on vehicles   15% on memorabilia

Sales Tax: All purchases are subject to sales tax, local tax rate 6.75%.
Check Out:
All vehicles and collectibles must be off property by 5 pm Monday, March 5
Contact Passport Transport at 800.325.4267
Food & Beverage:
Private vendors will be available throughout the day for your pleasure

Provenance of vehicles – Terms & Conditions of Sale:
All items are sold “As Is, Where Is, With All Faults” and without guarantee or warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information in this brochure and on the website has been generated by the seller and representatives from Dan Kruse Classics, and is merely a guide, subject to change and neither Dan Kruse Classics, the seller, it’s advertising agency, nor publishers shall be liable for errors. Please preview the vehicles prior to the auction


Area Hotels & Bed & Breakfasts:

Hampton Inn & Suites 512.321.2898
(Approximately 15 minutes from museum)
Host Hotel with Special Rate $99 Available – ask for "Dan Kruse Classics"
240 S Hasler Blvd
Bastrop, Texas  78602

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa  512.308.1234
(Approximately 29 minutes from museum)
9575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, Texas  78612

Holiday Inn Express Bastrop  512.321.1900
(Approximately 15 minutes from museum)
491 Agnes Street
Bastrop, Texas  78602
Best Western Bastrop Pines Inn  512.321.0900
107 Hunters Crossing Blvd
Bastrop, Texas  78602
Comfort Suites Bastrop 512.321.3377
505 Agnes Street
Bastrop, Texas  78602
Hilton Austin Airport 800.230.4134
(Approximately 36 minutes from museum)
9515 Hotel Dr
Austin, Texas  78719
Pecan Street Inn (B&B) 512.321.3315
1010 Pecan Street
Bastrop, Texas  78602
Blue Herron Bed & Breakfast 512.789.9597
583 Union Chapel Road
Cedar Creek, Texas 78612
Magnolia Inn on Main Bed & Breakfast 512.303.1140
703 Main Street
Bastrop, Texas  78602
Elm Street Inn Bed & Breakfast  512.581.1341
The Historic Manlove/Chambers House
502 Elm Street
Bastrop, Texas  78602
9E Ranch Bed & Breakfast  512.497.9502
2158 Highway 304
Smithville, Texas 78957
From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) -
From airport start out west on Presidential Blvd.  Take Presidential Blvd toward Ticketing/Curbside Check-in.  Keep right and at the fork, continue on Presidential Blvd.  Merge onto TX-71-E and proceed for approximately 19.9 miles.  Take the ramp toward TX-304 S/Ed Burleson Lane and stay straight to go onto TX-71 W.  Turn slight right onto TX-304 for approximately 12.2 miles. The museum is at 2502 Highway 304.  Look for posted signs.
From San Antonio International  (SAT) -
From airport start out going south on Airport Blvd toward S Terminal Dr.  Turn left onto NE I-410 Loop.  Merge into I-410 E/I-410 Loop S toward San Antonio which is approximately 3.4 miles, then keep left to take I-410 S/I-410 Loop S via Exit 163.  Merge onto I-10 E via Exit 33 and proceed toward Houston for approximately 62.3 miles. At Exit 642 (TX-304) go towards Bastrop/Gonzales.  This will be a left turn. Proceed on TX-304 for approximately 23.2 miles to the museum at 2502 Highway 304.  Look for posted signs.
Local Private Airports:  
Smithville Crawford Muni Airport (84R)  4,000’ x 75; runway
Giddings-Lee County Airport
Fayette Regional Air Center Airport
Lockhart Municipal Airport
Taylor Municipal Airport
About Dick Burdick:
When one begins to describe Dick Burdick of San Marcos, Texas many words come to mind. Successful businessman, avid classic car collector, museum curator, community leader are only a few of the accolades Burdick has earned during his over 50 years in business. He is the founder of Thermon Manufacturing Company, Inc.  a powerhouse in the heat tracing business which manufactures electric and steam heat tracing equipment for the petrochemical, oil and gas, engineering and power industries in the United States and internationally. Thermon Industries went Public in 2010 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Aside from his established corporate career, Burdick's passion for collecting classic cars has resulted in him owning one of the best car collections in the world. It is so extensive that he opened two museums over his years of collecting, the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History which opened in 1981 in Bastrop County near Rosanky, Texas and Dick's Classic Garage in San Marcos, Texas which he opened in 2009. Burdick opened the non-profit museums to give visitors a chance to experience the American dream and see excellent examples of European estate cars, town cars, limousines, sports cars and those American made classic cars which bring back memories from the bygone days of yesterday. The museum collections also includes a variety of early automotive tools, gas pumps, hood ornaments, oil company signs, license plates from around the world and equipment. Dick Burdick is also the Chairman of the Boy Scout's International which has taken him around the world where he has met members of the Royal family and dignitaries from various countries. This continues to be one of his most proud achievements in addition to dedicating much of his time and resources to preserving American History through the display and refurbishing of antique and classic automobiles.
"Anyone who is at all interested in the history of our country and its people will have a natural fascination with the automobile, not only for its mechanical development, but also for the men and women who had the foresight and ingenuity to begin its development. Just look at the impact the automobile has had on society, not only in our country but around the world. This is why we find the preservation of the automobile so important to this and future generations."  --Dick Burdick, Founder
The Central Texas Museum of Automotive History was founded by Dick Burdick in 1980 as a 501(c)3 non-profit educational foundation and was dedicated to the collection, restoration and preservation of historic automobiles, accessories and related items. It is over 40,000 square feet, climate controlled building on approximately five acres, Dick built a one-of-a-kind collection starting with the very first vehicle he bought in 1970.  The collection traces the development of the automobile and its effect on the social and economic climate of much of the world. It traces the evolution from the high wheelers and steam buggies of the turn of the century through the boxy utilitarian cars of the late teens and twenties, the classic era of the late 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, the dream machines and land yachts of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, and the transition of the highly efficient aerodynamic sport and passenger cars of the 90’s and beyond. The collection normally has over 130 vehicles on display, with additional vehicles available on a rotational basis.
The collection also included excellent examples of European estate cars, town cars, limousines, and sport cars. There are displays of cut-away engines, a wide variety of early automotive tools and diagnostic equipment. An impressive collection of gas pumps, the artistic sculpture of radiator mascots and the subsequent hood ornaments. Other displays include a large number of automobile and oil company signs, automobile license plates from around the world. In addition, we also have automobile models and toys, and a collection of memorabilia from The Great Race. The museum also houses a large automotive library with publications dating back to the turn of the century.
93 vehicles from this museum, some chosen vehicles from the San Marcos museum, and some private collectors, as well as a large selection of memorabilia and collectibles will be sold on Saturday, March 3, 2012 – most at NO RESERVE.
Rosanky, Texas and the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History.  The town and museum is eleven miles south of Bastrop in southern Bastrop County, is named for Ed Rosanky, member of a pioneer Prussian family who settled in the area in 1854. In 1896 Rosanky had a population of 100, three churches, three general stores (two containing saloons), a corn mill and gin, a cotton gin, and a blacksmith shop. By 1909 the settlement was a "thrifty little town" of 250, according to one contemporary newspaper. The population was reported at 250 during the 1920s, when the Rosanky area became an oil-testing site. In 1933 the community reported two schools: a ten-grade, fifty-pupil school and the Ford school for black children.  The community, settled and developed largely by people of German extraction, has served as a trading point for surrounding livestock-raising operations. In the mid-1980s many of its residents commuted to jobs in Bastrop, Smithville, and Austin.

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