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Record-setting $55.2 million at Mecum Dallas 2022 auction


2006 Ford GT Hetiage Edition

(September 16, 2022) Mecum’s Dallas 2022 classic and collector car auction lent credence to the claim that everything is bigger in Texas with a record-setting total achieved at the 12th annual event in one of the Lone Star State’s most populous cities. A total of 1,191 vehicles hammered sold in just four days, Sept. 7-10, for an 84% sell-through rate and more than $55.2 million in sales, which amounted to a 50% increase over the auction’s previous record total of $36.8 million.

Ram Air IV GTO Collection headlines Mecum Kissimmee 2023



(September 12, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — With a projected 4,000 vehicle consignments to be offered at the annual live auction event at Osceola Heritage Park in Florida, Mecum Kissimmee 2023 will once again raise the standard for the world’s largest collector car auction featuring a broad selection of American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, exotics, trucks, Hot Rods, customs and more to cross the auction block Jan. 4-15 with live coverage on MotorTrendTV and MotorTrend+.

Gas Monkey Garage auctioning more than 25 vehicles



(September 8, 2022) Richard Rawlings, the high-octane personality who created Dallas’ Gas Monkey Garage, doesn’t do anything small, and that includes deciding to sell some of his prized car collection. Rawlings, star of Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud, has made the decision to auction off more than 25 vehicles from his collection in an in an entirely no-reserve auction event.

Nearly 800 pedal cars among 2,000 items at toy museum auction


1925 American National pedal car

(September 2, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis.— Following months spent taking inventory, capturing photography, performing research and preparing the nearly 2,000 lots that make up the Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum Collection, the full list of consignments has been announced by Mecum Auctions for the entirely no-reserve sale to be held Sept. 14-17 in Fountain City, Wis.

Antique gasoline sign sells for world record $1.5 million



(September 1, 2022) GREENVILLE, S.C. — Richmond Auctions has set a new world record for the most expensive antique advertising sign sold at auction — a 48-inch double sided porcelain Musgo Gasoline sign.  The selling price of $1.5 million (including buyer's premium) shattered the previous record of $400,000.

Mecum Monterey Daytime Auction exceeds $52.1 million in sales


1958 Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour De France' Alloy Berlinetta

(August 29, 2022) The 2022 Mecum Monterey Daytime Auction saw record attendance with enthusiastic crowds filling the fairways of the Del Monte Golf Course every day of the three-day classic and collector car auction event, held Aug. 18-20. Overall sales totals for Mecum’s annual California Car Week auction reached more than $52.1 million as a total of 297 vehicles changed hands. Among top individual sales, five sold for more than $2 million and a total of 12 sold for prices in the seven-figure range.

Vintage Air announces new air-conditioning system for GM G-Body platforms



(August 28, 2022) SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Vintage Air, the leading manufacturer of complete performance air-conditioning systems for classics, hot rods and street rods, has announced the release of its all-new Gen IV SureFit Kit air-conditioning system for the 1982–88 Oldsmobile Cutlass and the 1986–87 Buick Grand National and Regal. These systems are available as either a Complete Kit or an Evaporator Kit and are designed to install with minimal modifications to the original firewall.

Kindred Motorworks to open pre-orders for its vintage vehicle lineup



(August 12, 2022) SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Kindred Motorworks has announced that pre-orders for its lineup of fully modernized vintage vehicles open on Friday, Aug. 19. Customers interested in securing a pre-order for a Kindred Bronco, Kindred VW Bus, or Kindred Camaro may do so quickly and easily by visiting kindredmotorworks.com on the 19th.

Inaugural Detroit Concours d'Elegance to celebrate the love of cars



(August 9, 2022) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — From the home of the Detroit Tigers to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the inaugural Detroit Concours d’Elegance will celebrate the Motor City next month, Sept. 16 -18. Built upon the Concours d’Elegance of America’s four decades of excellence, the reimagined event will place participants right in the middle of the thriving design, music and sporting heart of Detroit.

Another record breaker for Mecum — Harrisburg at $40 million


2021 Mercedes-Benz GMG GT Black Series

(August 8, 2022) Mecum Auctions has spent the vast majority of 2022 breaking and setting new auction records with unprecedented success beginning with the highest grossing collector car auction ever held in Kissimmee, Fla., this past January. The company’s most recent auction in Harrisburg, Pa., held July 27-30, followed the year’s record-setting trend with a total of $40 million in overall sales for a nearly 30% increase over the 2019 Harrisburg record of $31 million.