Route 32 Auctions, Showtime merge

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Kevin and Jill Parker of Route 32 Auctions, Crawfordsville, Ind. Image courtesy of Route 32 Auctions

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Kevin and Jill Parker, owners of Route 32 Auctions in Crawfordsville, Indiana, have announced the purchase of Showtime Auctions in Ann Arbor, Mich., from Mike and Lori Eckles. This merger will bring together two prominent and successful auction companies. This will open up a new and vast field of antiques and collectibles to the public.

Mr. and Mrs. Parker started Route 32 Auctions in 2017 and have concentrated mostly on petroliana, automobilia, soda advertising and collectibles. They also recently purchased the Indy Antique Advertising Show, which is held twice a year, in May and September at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Ind. This is also in conjunction with Gateway Gas which is held in Springfield, Illinois, in February.

The Parkers were excited to have the Eckles merge with the Route 32 team and continue their work in the auction industry. Mike Eckles has over 50 years of auction experience. Lori Eckles brings exceptional customer service that was utilized during her 10 years of owning two Wendy’s franchises before joining Mike in 2004 in the auction business.

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Mike and Lori Eckles of Showtime, Ann Arbor, Mich. Image courtesy of Showtime

Mr. and Mrs. Eckles have held two premier auctions a year, representing over 150 categories of antiques and collectibles. “Teaming up with the Parkers’ is a dream-come-true for us. It will allow us to have many more auctions each year which will accommodate all of our collector friends and acquaintances,” said Mike Eckles.

The first auction under this new merger will be held on Oct. 9 and 10, 2020. This auction will be held at the Route 32 Auctions facility in Crawfordsville, Indiana. This will be followed up by a November Auction held on Nov. 20 and 21. The 2021 auction schedule is looking to be busier than ever before, with auctions being projected monthly.

For details contact either Kevin Parker at or 765-307-7119 or Mike Eckles at or 951-453-2415.