Mecum Makes it Happen in Houston

Over 12,000 attendees filled the auction ring as 708 vehicles crossed the block April 13-14, 2012 at The Reliant Center in Houston, Texas. Mecum offered an exceptional variety of cars during their two-day inaugural auction, achieving an incredible 80% sell-through rate with total sales exceeding $18.5 million for the weekend.

Dana Mecum, President and CEO of Mecum Auctions commented, “There has always been a perception that no collector car auction company has ever been able to Read More

Anticipation Building for RM’s Dingman Collection 2012 Sale

Anticipation is building for RM’s eagerly awaited Dingman Collection 2012 sale, scheduled June 9 – 10 in Hampton, New Hampshire.

A ‘labour of love’ carefully amassed over many years by prominent collector Michael Dingman, a former Ford Motor Company director for over 21 years, the distinguished collection features a remarkable series of automobiles along with one of the world’s most impressive automotive sign collections.  In total, the upcoming sale will feature nearly 50 vehicles and more than 1,400 signs from Read More

Auctions America by RM’s Spring Carlisle Kicks off 2012 Northeastern US Collector Car Season

Auctions America by RM will return to the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on April 26-27, 2012, to kick off the collector car season for the Northeastern U.S. with its Spring Carlisle auction.

Featuring nearly 300 American hot rods, muscle cars, classics and memorabilia during its two-day sale, the Spring Carlisle auction is held in conjunction with the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral (April 25-29), hosted each year by Carlisle Events. The Read More

Mid America Motorworks’ Spring Swapfest & Club Olympics set for May 5, 2012

Spring Swapfest is a unique opportunity for automotive enthusiasts to explore thousands of parts, as well as buy, sell and swap with other collectors. Scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at Mid America Motorworks’ corporate campus in Effingham, Ill., Spring Swapfest allows enthusiasts to look for bargains using a hands-on approach. They are able to see the automotive parts, accessories and memorabilia first-hand.

Mid America Motorworks’ Spring Swapfest features parts and accessories for a variety of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Ford, Hot Read More

Students Enhance STEM Skills with the Mecum Challenge

Discovery Education, Velocity, Mecum Auctions and XFINITY to take students beyond the classroom to ignite their interest in STEM through a scavenger hunt and behind-the-scenes tour of a live Mecum Auto Auction Students to be featured on Velocity during the Mecum Auto Auction Show.

On Friday, April 13, Discovery Education, Velocity, Mecum Auctions and XFINITY will provide Houston Independent School District students and their mentors the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt through the Mecum Auto Auction at Read More

Barrett-Jackson Concludes Palm Beach With More Than $18 Million in Revenue and Over 55,000 in Attendance

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that its 10th Annual Palm Beach Event, held April 5-7 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, generated more than $18 million in sales of Classics, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Resto-Mods, Exotics and Contemporary Collectibles in front of a crowd of over 55,000.

Both attendance and sales figures were up from last year. The three-day event, which featured nearly 450 vehicles, was also enjoyed by millions across the country on SPEED, Read More

“Dream Car” Collector Joe Bortz to Display Four Historic Pontiac Concepts at 2012 POCI Convention

Four Pontiac concept cars from the legendary Bortz Dream Car Collection will be featured in a special display at the 2012 Pontiac-Oakland Club International (POCI) Convention, which will be held at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois this coming July 17-21.

“No matter where these cars are displayed, they always set attendance records,” said Joe Bortz. “The public’s interest in them hasn’t waned over the years, it has actually intensified.”

The four Pontiacs, the Read More

Chevy Big-Blocks Dominate Mecum Top Sales in Kansas City

A 2012 Mercedes-Benz S600 took top sales honors at the Mecum Spring Kansas City Auction while high horsepower Corvettes, Camaros and Restomods saw heavy bidding action subsequently dominating top ten sales at the Kansas City Convention Center in Bartle Hall.

Total gross sales for the 3-day auction achieved more than $8.9 million and saw an impressive number of spectators taking in all the action.  Consignment Director, Frank Mecum commented, “The level of quality consignments continues rise at our regional spring Read More

News from Corvette Funfest 2012 – Now Four Days of Fun

Show season is right around the corner and Funfest excitement is in the air! Now four full days, Funfest is jammed pack with LOTS of your favorites, plus many new additions. Whether this year is your first Funfest or your 19th, you, your Club and even your pet will enjoy this year’s event.

We have included several of the exciting event details below and will continue to keep you updated. Can’t wait to hear more? No problem, Read More