Richard Petty appearance a warmup for Julien’s Auctions event

Richard Petty’s 1974 Dodge Charger, the car that he drove to his fifth and sixth Grand National/Winston Cup Series championships in 1974 and 1975. Estimate: $400,000-$600,000. Julien’s Auctions image

LAS VEGAS – Seven-time NASCAR champion “The King” Richard Petty will make an appearance at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, March 2, to promote the upcoming auction of his racing memorabilia collection. Julien’s Auctions will sell “Property from the Collection of Richard Petty” at the resort on May 12.

Petty will make a special appearance there Friday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Pacific time with his iconic No. 43 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix. The auction will include the NASCAR Hall of Fame driver’s race-winning cars, trophies, racing suits and memorabilia. The May 12 auction is expected to be the grand prix event of the season for motorsports fans and collectors.

Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions produces high-profile auctions in the film, music, sports and art markets. The company specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, the Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress, which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000.