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

Register Your Corvette Club for the 2012 GoldClub Event at Bloomington Gold and Park Close!

Get at least five club members to pre-register and you will receive:

Reserved parking area close to all the events AND your Logo on The Great Wall inside our Great Hall Display. Click here for more information.

GoldClub Event Registration is $25 per Corvette per day (includes two admission tickets.) To request information at your scheduled club meeting please contact Alan Knuckey at 731-618-0620 or email

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All American Racers Transform an Engineering Dream Into Reality

On March 10th, All American Racers waved goodbye to another ‘baby’ born from within the spaces of its always innovative Santa Ana, CA facility. The revolutionary Delta Wing was a clean sheet of paper sports car design seven months ago and it took the persuasive power of its designer Ben Bowlby and the faith and pioneering spirit of Dan Gurney to transform an engineering dream into a reality. An absolutely massive effort and the collaboration of many talented and extremely Read More

Leake Car Auction Reaches $4.2 Million in Sales

Leake Auction Company just completed their Oklahoma City auction, racking up $4.2 million in sales and selling 70 percent of the cars. The auction was held in the Cox Pavilion at the OKC Fairgrounds, February 17-18. The top selling car was a 1968 Shelby GT500, selling for $165,000.

Other top selling cars were:  1958 Cadillac Eldorado selling for $80,000, a 1966 Plymouth Satellite Hemi selling for $70,000 and a 1970 Hemi Cuda selling for $70,000.

A record-setting crowd of car Read More

Detroit Classics, Race Cars & Muscle in Florida

Florida becomes the center of the car collecting world in mid-March, and this year’s final auction consignment lists are impressive.

Headlining Gooding’s Amelia Island sale on March 9 are a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette “Race Rat,” driven to a 1st in class at the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring (Gooding estimate: $450k-$550k), and an unrestored 1948 Tucker 48 ($950k-$1.3m). View the online catalog here.

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