Page 1

NOVEMBER 2010

$11Million


KISSIMMEE 2011 175 0 V E H I C L E S

JANUARY 26-30

Osceola Heritage Park Kissimmee, FL

1750Vehicles

LOT

F208 1955 Buick Century Convertible

Nailhead V8, Automatic

Special Announcement

Due to overwhelming popular demand, Mecum Auctions has expanded the Kissimmee event in 2011 to 5 full days with 4 days of live TV broadcasting, and is prepared to accept 1,750 cars! Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the largest collector car auction in January. It’s Time To Consign…

BIG BROCHURE DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 24 Consign your vehicle and submit photos by November 24 to be included in the Kissimmee 2011 Auction Big Brochure. PROMOTE YOUR VEHICLE IN THE BIG BROCHURE

Where The Cars Are

POSITION REQUEST FORMS ARE AVA I L A B L E AT W W W. M E C U M . C O M COMPLETED FORMS CAN B E FA X E D T O

w w w.M E C U M.c o m

SM

Nobody Sells More Collector Cars Than Mecum. Nobody.


Car Auction News NOVEMBER 2010 Collector from MECUM AUCTIONS

CONTACT

MECUM AUCTION?

Via Mail, E-mail, Phone or Fax: Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers 950 Greenlee Street Marengo, Illinois 60152 Website: www.MECUM.com Office: (815) 568-8888 Fax: (815) 568-6615 E-mail: info@mecum.com

SELL A VEHICLE

AT A MECUM AUCTION?

Download a “Request for Position” form today. Visit www.MECUM.com. Click on the Seller info tab at the top of the home page to download all forms. Print out and fax completed forms to 815-568-6615. Be sure to fill out separate forms for each vehicle when requesting positions.

BUY A VEHICLE

AT A MECUM AUCTION?

Mecum provides three ways to become a registered bidder and purchase vehicles at our auctions. In addition to conventional onsite bidding (recommended), we also offer absentee services to bid online or via the telephone. For complete bidder registration information, visit www.MECUM.com, click on the Bidder info tab at the top of the home page. For any questions contact the bidder department at 815-568-8888.

Mecum Auctions has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for over 23 years, and has become America’s largest Collector Car Auction Company offering nearly 5,000 vehicles per year. With auctions spanning coast to coast, Mecum is able to provide the utmost in customer service while giving both buyers and sellers the greatest of options.

Copyright © 2010 Mecum Auction, Inc. All rights reserved.

DANA SAYS Let me first take a moment to say “thanks” to the thousands of Mecum customers who participated in the last two Mecum Special Events, which together generated a stellar $11 Million in sales. Boating and Chevrolet enthusiasts alike came from far and wide to Minnesota and Ohio to make both the McDorman and Warner Collection events truly amazing sales. The continual growth of our Kissimmee, Florida auction over the past five years has been nothing short of phenomenal. Mecum is now prepared to accept 1,750 vehicles over 5 big days January 26-30, making it the largest January auction in the country for 2011. Take a look at the early No Reserve offerings on page 11, and just a sampling of the Star Cars on pages 12-13. With over 800 cars already consigned by the end of October, here we go again! Remember, this year’s event has been expanded to five days, with live television broadcasting on Discovery’s HD Theater Wednesday the 26th through Saturday the 29th. Truly… all the magic will take place East of the Mississippi this January! I look forward to seeing you all in Kansas City, and most certainly in warm, sunny Florida…Where the Cars Are.


Vintage Wooden Boat event nets nearly $4 Million It was a significant weekend in the antique boat hobby universe as Mecum Auctions drew out the who’s who among classic boat collectors for the Warner Collection Auction event, where 126 vintage boats sold for nearly $4 million (excluding buyers’ premiums). The Warner Collection was started by lifelong collector F. Todd Warner, owner of Mahogany Bay, one of the world’s leading authorities on vintage watercraft. The collection includes wooden boats built from 1903 to 1996.  From major boat collectors and dealers to restorers and new hobbyists, bidders came from across the country as well as from overseas to attend the October 16, 2010 auction in Winsted, Minnesota.  Curt Erikson, a 30-year wooden boat collector from Seattle, shared in the excitement: “This is the most exciting thing the hobby has seen in 20 years,” he said.  The event’s high sale was a 1929 Dingle 30’ Runabout known as the Gerry Lo, a one-ofa-kind triple cockpit runabout that sold for $285,000. 

Mecum’s Warner Collection Top 10 Sales (hammer prices)

1. 1929 Dingle 30’ Runabout, Gerry Lo (Lot S69) at $285,000 2. 1932 Chris-Craft 27’ Runabout, Sugar Lady (Lot S28) at $275,000 3. 1929 Chris-Craft 28’ Runabout, Tuxedo Taxi (Lot S39) at $160,000 4. 1996 Gar Wood 33’ Race Boat, Baby Gar IV (Lot S84) at $155,000 5. 1949 Hackercraft 36’ Runabout, Thunderballs (Lot S79) at $150,000 6. 1909 Moore 41’ Enclosed Launch, Harriet (Lot S148) at $130,000 7. 1932 Hackercraft 38’ Runabout, V.S.O.P. (Lot S140) at $117,500 8. 1929 Sea Lyon 30’ Runabout, Eclipse (Lot S123) at $105,000 9. 1950 Richardson 32’ Launch, Hamilton No. 4 (Lot S146) at $103,000 10. 1955 Chris-Craft 29’ Utility, Uncle Sam (Lot S45) at $100,000

“As we continue to grow our presence in the boating industry, we are learning that this hobby, much like that of the classic car market, is supported by a tight-knit community of enthusiasts. The Warner Collection auction was the most important event to date for the advancement of antique and collectible boats in the history of the hobby. It is a strong indicator of the enthusiasm for boat auctions and we are excited about the prospects of this emerging market.” – Dana Mecum M


For full details on all auctions and complete auction results join the Mecum infoNet. It’s FREE. Sign up at www.MECUM.com


McDorman Collection Attracts 1000+ Bidders and $7 Million in Sales Car enthusiasts and lifelong collectors packed the Mecum Auction tent at Bob McDorman Chevrolet in Canal Winchester, Ohio, as McDorman’s personal collection of Corvettes, as well as an array of other Chevrolet models, sold to eager bidders. The no-reserve Mecum event, which took place Nov. 6, 2010, had total gross sales of $7 million (excluding buyer’s premium). It included nearly 150 superior classic cars, comprising the most complete collection of Corvettes ever offered. “As a passionate car lover, there is no doubt Bob McDorman’s collection featured some of the rarest, most desired vehicles in the classic car community,” said President Dana Mecum. “We had more than 1,000 registered bidders for this one-day auction, which is an extraordinary turnout, and we were proud to work together with Bob to make this a very successful event.” McDorman, a Chevrolet dealer for 45 years, plans to use proceeds from the sale to focus on the daily operation of his dealership.

“It was a fantastic auction and I was very pleased,” McDorman stated. “At one point there were more than 1,100 people watching it online via Mecum’s live auction webcast. Mecum did a beautiful job setting everything up and handling the event – it all went so smoothly. It was very professional and the cars and memorabilia brought what I expected.” M Bob McDorman Collection Top 10 Sales (hammer prices)

1. 1963 Corvette Convertible Bunkie Knudsen’s (Lot S70) $400,000 2. 1964 Corvette Coupe Florence Knudsen’s (Lot S73) $280,000 3. 1964 Corvette Coupe Bill Mitchell Stingray XX (Lot S72) $160,000 4. 1953 Corvette Roadster 235 CI (Lot S57) $131,000 5. 1955 Corvette Roadster Serial #2 (Lot S59) $130,000 6. 2004 Corvette Pace Car 346/350 HP (Lot S138) $112,000 7. 2006 SSR Roadster – last sold to public – (Lot S56) $109,000 8. 2002 Camaro ZL1 Coupe 427/600 HP (Lot S51) $97,500 9. 1967 Camaro Pace Car Replica 396/375 (Lot S29) $88,000 10. 1957 Corvette Convertible 4-Speed (Lot S61) $83,000


The World's Greatest Chevrolet Collector

For full details on all auctions and complete auction results join the Mecum infoNet. It’s FREE. Sign up at www.MECUM.com


KISSIMMEE 2011 175 0 V E H I C L E S

LOCATION OSCEOLA HERITAGE PARK FOR YOUR 1875 SILVER SPUR LANE GPS: KISSIMMEE, FL 34744

Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (Hwy 192) - just West of the Florida Turnpike. Exit 244 on Turnpike.

LODGING Gaylord Palms Resort

6000 West Osceola Parkway Kissimmee, FL 34746

Approximately 10 miles from auction site.

For Reservations: (407) 586-2000 $148.00 plus tax

OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS

Comfort Suites Maingate East For Reservations:

2775 Florida Plaza Blvd. Kissimmee, Florida 34746

(407) 397-7848

Holiday Inn Express

For Reservations: (407) 997-1700

Approximately 11 miles from auction site.

3484 Polynesian Isle Blvd. Kissimmee, Florida 34746

Approximately 10 miles from auction site. Hampton Inn Florida Mall

8601 S. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32809

Approximately 14 miles from auction site. When making reservations be sure to ask for the special Mecum Auction Rate

$99.00 plus tax

$75.00 plus tax

For Reservations: (407) 859-4100 $95.00 plus tax

JANUARY 26-30

Osceola Heritage Park Kissimmee, FL

AUCTION SCHEDULE

ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN TIME

Previews: Gates Open Daily 8AM __________________________________________________ Vehicle Auctions: Wednesday-Saturday 10AM __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ Sunday 12PM Memorabilia Auction:

Sunday 9AM-12PM

LIVE TV TIMES

Wednesday January 26 6PM - 10PM _____________________________________________________________ Thursday January 27 6PM - 10PM _____________________________________________________________ Friday January 28 6PM - 10PM _____________________________________________________________ Saturday January 29 2PM - 8PM _____________________________________________________________


KISSIMMEE EARLY NO RESERVE OFFERINGS

Lot F253 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible

Lot F254 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Lot F255 2003 Ford Thunderbird

Lot F256 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Lot F257 2004 Chevrolet SSR

Lot F258 2005 Chevrolet SSR

Lot S155 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Lot S156 1967 Chevrolet Corvette

Lot S157 1993 Chevrolet Camaro

Lot S158 1994 Ford Mustang

Lot S159 1978 Chevrolet Corvette

Lot S160 1986 Chevrolet Corvette

Lot S161 1995 Chevrolet Corvette

Lot S162 1998 Chevrolet Corvette

Lot S163 2003 Chevrolet Corvette

Where The Cars Are 175 0 V E H I C L E S

Lot S164 2007 Chevrolet Corvette

Lot S227 2010 Shelby GT500 Coupe


A SAMPLING OF CONSIGNED FLORIDA STARS See www.MECUM.com for more lots added daily and for complete vehicle details

Lot T201 1956 Ford F100 Pickup

Lot T233 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

Lot T243 1969 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T

Lot T247 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Lot F201 1936 Ford 2-Door Roadster

Lot F203 1975 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega

Lot F204 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop

Lot F209 1957 Ford Thunderbird DF Phase 1

Lot F216 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS

Lot F218 1965 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

Lot F221 1969 Plymouth GTX

Lot F224 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Lot F229 1969 Corvette Convertible 427/435 HP

Lot F236 1963 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop

Lot F262 1927 Ford Model T

Lot S101 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible

Lot S102 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

Lot S105 1963 Corvette ZO6 Race Car


KISSIMMEE 2011 175 0 V E H I C L E S

Lot S106 1968 Corvette L88 Convertible

Lot S108 1962 Corvette Sebring Race Car

Lot S109 1961 Corvette Race Car

Lot S110 1969 Corvette L89 Coupe

Lot S111 1941 Cadillac Convertible

Lot S112 2004 Rolls-Royce Phantom

Lot S113 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera

Lot S114 1953 Corvette Convertible

Lot S115 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

Lot S120 1969 Camaro SS Convertible

Lot S122 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible

Lot S124 1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Lot S126 1933 Ford Cabriolet

Lot S133 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta

Lot S137 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Where The Cars Are 175 0 V E H I C L E S

Lot S201 2007 Chevrolet Budweiser #8 Race Car

Lot S204 1964 Plymouth Hemi Savoy Light Weight


BARTLE HALL

One of the top ten largest convention centers in the country, Bartle Hall covers eight square blocks in downtown Kansas City, Missouri between 12th street on the North, 15th street on the South, Broadway Boulevard on the West and Central Avenue on the East. Named after Harold Roe Bartle, a well respected two-term mayor in the 50s and early 60s, Bartle Hall is the cornerstone of Kansas City’s convention district that features five downtown hotels within two blocks.

Kansas City’s Bartle Hall A versatile, one-of-a-kind complex: • Over 380,000 square feet of column free exhibit space with ceiling heights of 33 to 42 feet. • Supported over I-670 by four 335-foot tall concrete pylons • $91.7 million to build in July 1994 • $135 million expansion renovation in 2007 • 3 blocks Kansas City’s Power and Light District • Minutes to the Kansas City Downtown Airport • Only a 25 minute drive to the Kansas City International Airport


Unbeatable Indoor Auction Location!

The Mecum Auction team will return to Bartle Hall to wrap up the 2010 auction schedule. Join us at this state-of-the-art indoor facility December 2-4 for 750 vehicles and three days of live coverage on Discovery’s HD Theatre. M AUCTION SCHEDULE

Preview: Gates Open 8AM __________________________________________________________ Memorabilia at 10AM each day.

Auction: Thursday December 2 11AM ________________________________________________________________________________

DECEMBER 2-4 Bartle Hall

Kansas City Convention Center

Kansas City, MO

750 VEHICLES LIVE TV Thursday December 2 5PM - 8PM BROADCASTS _________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

Auction: Friday December 3

11AM

Friday December 3 5PM - 9PM _________________________________________________________________________

Auction: Saturday December 4

11AM

Saturday December 4 1PM - 5PM

70

35

BALTIMORE

WYANDOTTE

CENTRAL

BROADWAY

WASHINGTON

N PENNSYLVANIA

9TH ST 10TH ST

E 11TH ST DOWNTOWN MARRIOTT

W

670

NORTH LOADING DOCK ENTRANCE TRUCK QUEUE LINE

BARTLE HALL

12TH ST 13TH ST 14TH ST

16TH ST

S

GRAND

WALNUT

NORTH LOADING DOCK EXIT

MAIN

Unloading Vehicles at Mecum’s KANSAS CITY’10 • The Entrance to the North Loading Dock of Bartle Hall is located on Central, just South of 12th Street. • The Exit is on Broadway (exit only). • To avoid congestion, arrive early on Tuesday or Wednesday. • Unload quickly; others may be in line behind you. • If necessary, a queue line will be formed in the far left lane on Central Avenue (One-Way street, North) from 14th Street North to 12th Street for trucks waiting to pull into the North W Loading Dock. S • Trucks and trailers must be removed from the loading dock immediately after unloading and taken to the truck parking lot, about 1 mile West of Bartle Hall near Kemper Arena. • Shuttles will be running to and from the truck parking lot.


MECUM101 Auto Express Means Extra Auto Exposure Hundreds of registered bidders arrive at Mecum events early to inspect cars before each auction. Over the years we have observed that vehicles which are onsite for preview days receive extra exposure and have a greater chance of selling as potential buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a car when ample time has been provided for inspection. An easy and efficient way for consigners to take full advantage of preview days entails arranging for their car to arrive on site early and participating in “Automatic Express Check-in.” This high priority check-in process allows your car to be checked in almost immediately upon arrival and brought into the auction facility without delay. To qualify for Automatic Express Check-in, simply include the actual title to your vehicle with your consignment packet when you mail back your listing agreement to Mecum. Then we send

you an Automatic Express Check-in hang tag to be displayed from your car’s rearview mirror. To reward your advanced preparation, we will prioritize your car above others at vehicle checkin and your only remaining obligation will be to represent your car when it crosses the auction block. No worrying that you may have forgotten any paperwork and no waiting in line at the auction office to present your title. Automatic Express Check-in allows you the freedom to arrive on the day your car will be auctioned with the peace of mind that your car has been on display since the preview day. So whether you plan to professionally transport your car and fly to the auction or just want to drop off your cars at the auction and check into your hotel, Automatic Express Check-in will help you make the most out of your weekend at a Mecum Auction. M


MEET THE MECUM TEAM ROCKY HODGES came on board a little over two years ago and almost immediately evolved into Mecum Auction’s Road Manager. If you see it at an auction, chances are Rocky was a part of it. From setting up the auction block days before the first bidder arrives, to ensuring all cars cross the auction block, count on the Rock to make it happen. “Traveling with the auction house reminds me of the 20 years I spent traveling the country as a professional race car driver,” Rocky says. And when asked about the direction Mecum Auctions is heading, he replies‚ “I look forward to seeing where Dana is going to take us next; I’m always up for a new challenge.” M

JESSE KOPP joined the Mecum team as a bidder’s assistant just over five years ago through a referral by veteran auctioneers Mark Delzell and Jimmy Landis. Jesse knew he wanted to work in the auction business at a young age, but never imagined a career path in the car business. During the week, Jesse is an auctioneer at the Manheim, PA wholesale car auction, but count on Jesse at every Mecum event. The energy and excitement at Mecum events sparks Jesse, who mentioned, “The growth of our auction house is amazing! Every year we are adding more days to our auctions and new venues to the auction schedule.” M

ANDY BIHLMAIER visited our office about six years ago to help Dan Mecum build a website and stuck around for a few extra minutes to assist with a software problem on an office computer. The next day, Andy was offered a full time IT position. At each auction site, Andy manages the setup and installation of our computer network. Andy’s IT network supports the auction office, bidder registration, and our live webcast, which he monitors during the sale. Looking forward to the new technology Mecum will implement for 2011, Andy says, “We are constantly upgrading to improved and more efficient technology to help streamline information to our buyers and sellers.” M


Special Race Car for Special Kids

This Richard Childress Monte Carlo #29 Shell Pennzoil NASCAR driven by Daytona 500 champion Kevin Harvick will cross the auction block at No Reserve during Kissimmee 2011 on Friday January 28th. All proceeds will be donated in support of the amazing programs for special needs students at Cooke and Old Village Schools in Northville, MI. This special car will be available for preview at Bartle Hall in Kansas City December 2-4.

KISSIMMEE 201 1 JANUARY 26-30 175 0 V E H I C L E S

Osceola Heritage Park Kissimmee, FL

Where the Cars Are Kissimmee is the Largest Collector Car Auction in January and it’s East of the Mississippi - Where all the Magic Happens! 5 Full Days of Auction Action 4 Days of LIVE TV Coverage

LOT

S106 1968

BUY. SELL. SPECTATE.

Corvette L88 Convertible

427/430 HP, 4-Speed

IT’S TIME TO CONSIGN!

EVERYONE’S WELCOME!

BROADCAST LIVE ON

8 1 5 - 5 6 8 - 8 8 8 8

w w w.M E C U M.c o m FL Auction License # AB1919

Nobody Sells More Collector Cars Than Mecum. Nobody.

SM

Mecum Monthly November, 2010  

Auction results for the Warner Collection Wooden Boat Auction and the Bob McDorman Collection vintage Chevrolet and Corvette auction. Plus a...