Mecum Auctions recently capped off 2014 with their first event in Austin, Texas, which was their 21st auction of the year. Mecum is one of the largest auto auctions that focus on collector and vintage automobiles, as well as motorcycles, tractors and road art. They host auctions in cities across the United States, including Las Vegas, Kansas City, Houston, Denver, Seattle, Indianapolis, Monterey, and Chicago, just to name a few.
Mecum sells a variety of vehicles, but their specialty is classic American muscle cars like the 1967 Corvette they recently sold at the Austin auction. They do auction more modern vehicles (see the 2006 Ford GT sold at the same auction), but they focus on cars made between the 1950s and 1970s.
Established in 1988 by Dana Mecum, the Mecum Auction Company is a family owned business that is headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin. Since then, they have emerged as the premier seller of collector vehicles, auctioning off more than 15,000 vehicles annually. They currently offer more vintage cars for sale than any other auction in the world, have the most auction sites in the U.S., and top the list for sales volume by dollars.
While the focus of the auctions is to connect sellers and buyers of classic cars, their events draw attendance from the entire spectrum of car lovers. The auctions are regularly aired on NBC sports and will continue to be hosted on the network through 2016 as a result of a three-year deal that will include over 400 hours of televised programming.
Visit the official website for the Mecum Auctions to view live streams of their events or to learn more about what they offer. You can also visit their Youtube channel here to get a taste of what it’s like to attend.
Upcoming Mecum Auction Locations For 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada - The Las Vegas auction, sponsored by Las Vegas Harley Davidson, will see more than 700 motorcycles auctioned off. Admission is $20 per day, $50 for all three days and registered bidders may attend without additional payment.
9777 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Houston, Texas - The Houston auction will feature more than 1,000 vehicles for sale and is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Children 12 and under are allowed free admission to the auction.
NRG Center One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
Nashville, Tennessee - The Nashville Mecum Auction in 2015 will focus on tractors for sale, with over 150 vintage and collector tractors up for auction.
Williamson County Ag Expo Park
4215 Long Lane
Franklin, TN 37064
Monterey, California - The Daytime Auction in Monterey takes place in August and includes more than 700 vehicles for sale. General parking is available at no charge at the Del Monte Golf Course.
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Chicago, Illinois - The 2015 Chicago Mecum Auction will have 1,000 cars up for sale and admission is the standard $20 per day price. The Chicago event is open to all buyers, sellers, and attendees.
1551 Thoreau Dr N
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
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