A Big Year Ahead

Mecum Opens With a Giant Auction

Larry Jewett - January 01, 2013 08:41 AM


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Mecum Auctions is set to smash another one of its own records as they offer the largest selection of collector cars in the world from January 18-27. Thousands of vehicles will pour in to Kissimmee, Florida, at Osceola Heritage Park for the unparalleled 10-day event, staking its claim on the map and touting, “Where The Cars Are.”
 The current lineup features an expansive group of hundreds of Corvettes and more than 30 Shelby Mustangs – including the featured 1966 Shelby Mustang Group II Trans Am Racer (Lot S132) from the famed Florida collector Rick Davis. Also taking bids will be an incredible selection of world-class Corvettes and unrestored muscle cars offered from the John Justo Collection, currently available for pre-auction inspection by appointment at the recently opened Mecum Gallery. The list of consignments goes on with an unrivaled variety brought together to cross the block at this momentous event.
In addition to the Corvettes, muscle cars and exotics already on the docket, Mecum will introduce Road Art Monday into this year’s lineup. Monday, Jan. 21 will be a day dedicated specifically to the auctioning of automotive road art and memorabilia. Each of the other nine days will still begin with 20 to 30 of these auction starters and two investment-grade pieces per hour after that; Monday is a perfect added bonus for enthusiasts. Road Art Monday will feature over 500 pieces bringing the auction total to over 1,200 pieces of memorabilia to choose from over the course of the 10-day event.
Tickets are available for Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction in advance or at the door for $20. A total of 32 hours of the record-setting auction will be broadcast on live national TV on Discovery’s Velocity network. For additional consignment and bidder information, call (262) 275-5050 or visit