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Mecum Auctions to host 'world’s largest' Road Art auction June 20-25

(May 31, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will host The World’s Largest Road Art Auction at its company headquarters in Walworth June 20-25 with an estimated 3,000 neon, tin and wooden signs, gas pumps and globes, pedal cars, posters and more on offer. The auction joins Mecum’s list of other annual record-sized events, including the world’s largest collector car auction held in Kissimmee, Fla., and the world’s largest vintage and antique motorcycle auction held in Las Vegas.

First ever Bentley to race at Le Mans 24 Hours sells for over $3.6 million

(May 29, 2023) GENEVA — A century ago, a Bentley 3 Liter would become the first British car and the first Bentley to compete at the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hours race in its debut year. Today, as this iconic race — a 24-hour full- throttle test of man and machine — celebrates its centenary, that very first Bentley has been sold to a British enthusiast for in excess of £3m ($3.6 million).

Mecum Indy 2023 collector car auction brings $113 million in sales

Nine-day flagship event sees
multimillion-dollar individual sales

(May 29, 2023) Mecum’s annual flagship classic and collector car auction event in Indianapolis achieved more than $100 million in overall sales for the second year in a row, and with a $113 million total realized at this year’s auction, it stands as the second-highest total ever reached in the event’s 36-year history.

Mecum Tulsa 2023 to feature 600 classic and collector cars June 9-10

(May 18, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to SageNet Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla., with 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs and more this June 9-10.

Week-long Mecum Indy 2023 auction to put 3,000 cars on block

(May 9, 2023) More than 30 collections comprising nearly 400 vehicles will join the previously announced 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE “The Black Ghost”  and 1970 Plymouth Cuda 440 Rapid Transit Show Car that are among the estimated 3,000 total vehicles slated for the auction block at Dana Mecum’s 36th Original Spring Classic May 12-20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Hagerty Marketplace brings Retro Motors Collection online

(April 29, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand and a leading specialty insurance provider, has announced the offering of Hagerty Marketplace online auction’s first private collection sale. The recently launched platform allows members and enthusiasts to buy and sell automobiles through a trusted, easy-to-use system. The Retro Motors Collection comprises over 30 cars largely from the 1950s through today, with a focus on American muscle and high-powered European sports cars. 

Aston Martin Works gives owners chance to purchase major components

(April 29, 2023) Aston Martin Works is announcing the availability for the first time in decades of new major components, including gearboxes and engine blocks, for some of the brand’s most iconic sports cars. Working with trusted suppliers the team at the heritage home of the world-renowned British car maker has developed entirely new engine blocks, cylinder heads, gearboxes and other major components  — all painstakingly built to original manufacturer specifications — which are now being made available to owners of DB4, DB5, DB6 and certain V8 models from the 1960s and 1970s.  

Mecum auction to feature more than 300 motorcycles from collection

(April 24, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — This Sept. 6-9, Mecum Auctions will offer the renowned John Parham Estate Collection at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, an assemblage that includes more than 300 collector-grade, museum-worthy motorcycles and upwards of 1,000 lots of Road Art encompassing more than 6,000 pieces in total.

Mecum Houston collector car auction brings $37 million in sales

(April 22, 2023)  Mecum Auctions’ annual Houston, Texas, collector car auction spanned three days, April 13-15, and filled the NRG Center with more than 1,000 vehicles and exceptional crowds of spirited bidders and auction attendees. A 77% sell-through rate was achieved as overall total sales reached $37 million for this 12th-annual event, which broke its own record total set just last year.

Legendary Rapid Transit Cuda consigned to Mecum Auctions Indy 2023

(April 15, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Hidden away for more than 50 years, unrestored and retaining both its custom metalwork and lacquer paint dating back to circa 1971, the legendary Rapid Transit Cuda — one of the four original Plymouth Rapid Transit System Caravan traveling road show cars — has been unveiled. The rare and historic car will be offered at auction at Dana Mecum’s 36th Original Spring Classic May 12-20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.