Mecum Back in Racing
Joins Panther DRR in Two Year Deal
Larry Jewett - January 31, 2013 09:33 AM
Left to Right: Jim Campbell, Robbie Buhl, Stephen Cox, Dana Mecum, Dennis Reinbold, Oriol Servia formally announce the Mecum/Panther DRR multi-year partnership.Mecum
Oriol Servia joins hosts John Kraman and Scott Hoke in the announce booth live on Velocity following the announcement.Mecum
Mecum Auctions announced that it has become a sponsor partner of the Panther DRR team and the No. 22 machine for the 2013 and 2014 IndyCar seasons.
Founder and President of Mecum Auctions’ Dana Mecum noted, “Last season’s inaugural sponsor partnership with Panther DRR was very exciting for Mecum Auctions with our fantastic finish at the Indianapolis 500. The entire Mecum family has been involved in racing for many years; it makes us very happy to announce our commitment to two more years of sponsorship with a passionate team with such deep racing roots like Panther DRR.”
Panther DRR owner Dennis Reinbold commented that, "We're proud of our continued partnership with Mecum Auctions. To align our team and valued team sponsor partners with such a well-respected, successful and growing brand is truly a privilege. We look forward to working with Dana and his entire team both on and off the track over the next several years."
Oriol Servia, back for a second season with Panther DRR, will drive the No. 22 Mecum Auctions’ car at the Indianapolis 500, as well as several other IZOD IndyCar events in both 2013 and 2014. This partnership is an extension of the relationship that began in 2012, when Oriol Servia drove the No. 22 Mecum Auctions’ machine to a fourth place finish at the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500.
“Mecum Auctions and Panther DRR share a passion for the automotive industry, so this couldn’t be a better fit,” stated Panther DRR co-owner Robbie Buhl. “We’re excited to build upon the success we had last year at the 500 with a fourth place finish and perform at the very highest level on behalf of Dana, his employees, valued customers and the entire Mecum family.”