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Mecum Auctions, Harrisburg, August 2-4, 2018

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Earlier this summer I observed in the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction report that B-J has demonstrated that it is possible to hold a successful collector car in the Northeast, an area where many others have foundered over the years. And I’m here to add that so, too, has Mecum. After arriving in Harrisburg in 2014, they […]

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Mecum Auctions Spring Classic, Indianapolis, May 15-20, 2018

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Mecum Auctions’ signature sale is the Spring Classic. It’s traveled across mid-America since the Eighties, alighting in Indianapolis at the State Fairgrounds in 2008 with a four-day sale. In recent years the Spring Classic has been eclipsed by Mecum Auction’s magnum opus at Kissimmee in January. These two auctions define, in large part, the vast […]

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Mecum Auctions, Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida, January 5-14, 2018

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It is doubtful that even the ever-optimistic Dana Mecum thought that Mecum Auctions’ 2010 venture into central Florida the week before the Scottsdale auctions would become in and of itself a celebration of collector cars. That first year there were 1,071 cars in Kissimmee. 701 were reported sold (65.5%) and a total of $26,161,356 changed […]

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Mecum Auctions, NRG Center, Houston, April 5-7, 2018

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Mecum Auctions has found a serendipitous environment in Houston near the vernal equinox, bringing truckloads of cars, and selling truckloads of them, too. This isn’t Monterey, or even Indianapolis. It’s Houston with a median transaction in the high $20,000s and an average in mid- to high-$30,000s. It’s mainstream American car collecting. Even the high transactions […]

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Mecum Auctions, Dallas, Texas, September 6-9, 2017

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Three weeks after Monterey Mecum Auctions set up in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas with an 846 vehicle auction. Dave Newhardt shoots cars for Mecum, and he spends his entire life on the road, a situation which this schedule puts in focus, not to mention the bazillion vehicles that cross Mecum Auctions’ […]

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Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, November 16-18, 2017

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Mecum Auctions knows how to identify opportunity. Mecum rolled into Las Vegas for the first time with a three-day sale November 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 887 vehicles were offered, 553 of them sold, a 62.3% sale rate, bringing a total of $22,204,275. That was an average transaction of $40,152 and a median […]

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Mecum Auctions, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, August 3-5, 2017

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This is a special case of seriously belated auction reporting. Mecum’s Harrisburg sale takes place two or three weeks before the start of the auction juggernaut that is Monterey. That’s not a long time. For the past three years Andy Newton has diligently journeyed to Harrisburg and written his observations of 70-80 cars, forwarding his […]

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Mecum Auctions, Del Monte Golf Course, Monterey, August 16-19, 2017

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Mecum Auctions has become an integral part of the Monterey Car Week and auction calendar since arriving on the peninsula in 2009. Mecum puts together the most welcoming and inclusive auction of the week, with rows of affordable cars and a fast-paced, TV-driven presentation that invites participation with its openness and accessible consignment. It’s the […]

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Mecum Auctions, Spring Classic, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 17-20, 2017

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Traditionally Mecum Auctions’ headline auction, the Spring Classic has been overtaken by the commercial paroxysm of Kissimmee in January. The Spring Classic this year offered 1,650 cars, well below the 2,663 at Kissimmee (both adjusted for reruns) and with a total of $54 million changing hands, well below Kissimmee’s $84.9 million. The Spring Classic’s $28,600 […]

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Mecum Auctions, NRG Arena, Houston, Texas, April 6-8, 2017

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Since arriving in Houston in 2012 Mecum has made a splash, then settled down into a consistent $20 million sale. The “splash” came in 2014 when a single Ford GT40 s/n GT/104, brought $7 million hammer, 23% of that year’s total auction handle all by itself. Over the years the consignment has steadily declined until […]

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