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Anaheim Hosts Upcoming Mecum Auction

On: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 9:34AM | By: Gary P Garry


Mecum Anaheim test 2

The summer is officially over, and, in most parts of the country, the crisp autumn air is cooling things considerably. However, there are a couple of areas that are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy mild weather all year around. Southern California is one of them, and there has always been a very robust automotive culture in SoCal. Car clubs have been popular in the greater Los Angeles area for decades, and there is also a number of automotive museums of note that attract thousands of automotive enthusiasts each year.


Finally! This Japanese sports car duo gets its due with record-setting sales at AA's Auburn Auction

On: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 4:29PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Finally! This Japanese sports car duo gets its due with record-setting sales at AA's Auburn Auction test 1-1

If you were one of the people who thought Japanese sports cars were criminally undervalued, you should feel good in the knowledge that you were right. But unless you also PURCHASED one of those absolute steals at their rock-bottom prices, that feeling ain’t gonna last long because—as shown at Auctions America’s Auburn, IN, sale Aug. 31–Sept. 4—it would seem that your chance to get in on any of the 20 or 30 lower floors of this exploding market has passed you by.

Then, again, seeing as how the 2017 NSX hasn’t made its full impact on the value of its predecessors yet (up or down)—and that there’s supposed to be another Supra on the way in 2019 that could do the same—there might yet be some money on the table for you if you act fast…


Maximum Monterey Part 2: Mecum markets a multitude of mega-exotics from... everywhere else!

On: Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 4:53PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Maximum Monterey Part 2: Mecum markets a multitude of mega-exotics from... everywhere else! test 1-1

Now, don't panic. I know the list of Mecum's Ferrari/Maserati apex predators alone won't spend all of your quarter-billion-dollar inheritance from your granduncle Archibald, but I promise you will be able to spend it all in one place, between August 18th and 20th, to assemble the greatest collection of modern mega-dollar performance cars as his will requires.


Mecum auction coming to Louisville

On: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 5:24PM | By: Gary P Garry


Mecum test 2

People who love cars are invariably going to enjoy road trips. Now that we are in the sweet spot of the summer, the time is right for a weekend getaway or two before the leaves start to turn. There are many different destinations that are ideal for classic car aficionados. There are car museums, car shows, and, of course, there are collector car auctions that take place throughout the year. One of the major automotive auction companies is Mecum, and these people have done a lot for the industry.


 

Looking for all the minimalist excitement of an Ariel Atom at a discount AND don't fear death? Then have I got the vehicle for you!

On: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 1:01PM | By: Andrew W Davis


1966 Velorex 16/350 test 2

People in my profession—and outside it, too, I suppose—have always railed against government “interference” in the production of vehicles. Sure, the seat belt was a good idea, but airbags, “safety” bumpers, and—more recently—the laundry list of electronic nannies like automatic braking and stability control?


B-J's and AA's auctions prove that if you dishonor your Heritage you will pay the price. [Buyers, however, won't even offer half of it.]

On: Mon, May 16, 2016 at 10:21AM | By: Andrew W Davis


B-J's and AA's auctions prove that if you dishonor your Heritage you will pay the price. [Buyers, however, won't even offer half of it.] test 1-1

While the car you see above looks like every other “Heritage Edition” Ford GT, this one hides a terrible secret: Somebody invested a fortune into cutting its value in half. Yes, you read that right. Someone bought one of the ultra-rare and ultra-desirable Gulf-liveried 2006 Ford GTs and basically destroyed it in the most pathetically-ironic way: They turned it into a “racecar.”


eBay Motors' Top 5 sales top 9.5 million dollars, including a $1M+ Mustang! USA! USA!

On: Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 10:57AM | By: Andrew W Davis


eBay Motors' Top 5 sales top 9.5 million dollars, including a $1M+ Mustang! USA! USA! test 1-1

You know the drill. I spend WAY too much time on eBay Motors looking for the most expensive cars sold over a given period, and I amaze you with what people will spend on cars you'll likely never see.

[Sorry, that was rude. Just book a flight to Los Angeles, camp out in the ritziest part of town, and I'm sure at least a version of one of these cars will pass by your sidewalk encampment.]


Two Beetles or not two Beetles: With this pair, only you (and maybe some Brazilians) will know

On: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 3:00PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Two Beetles or not two Beetles: With this pair, only you (and maybe some Brazilians) will know test 1-1

My parent's first cars—and second (I think)—were both VW Beetles. This should come as a shock to no one, seeing as how ubiquitous the car was for decades—right up to the 1990s, it would seem, as my high school girlfriend had one right up until her father made her get a more “practical” car (a Geo Metro!).


Just how far gone is TOO far for a car TWO: Flushing away $99k or shrewd entree into a major payday? The new owner lets us know!

On: Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 10:50AM | By: Andrew W Davis


Just how far gone is TOO far for a car TWO: Flushing away $99k or shrewd entree into a major payday? The new owner lets us know! test 1-1

You're not a real automotive enthusiast until you've let a project car you had all the plans in the world for go to someone else for a song, only to find that what you sold for scrap value—if you were lucky—was something truly special.

Like WORTH A LOT special.


A rolling Moss gathers $2.6M in stones at Bonhams' all-Benz auction

On: Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 10:15AM | By: Andrew W Davis


A rolling Moss gathers $2.6M in stones at Bonhams' all-Benz auction test 1-1

Bonhams held its appropriately named “The Mercedes-Benz Sale” at just about the best place on Earth they could have—the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany—on March 19, and it was packed with the swoopy, super-expensive 1930s models that made the brand the luxury powerhouse it is today.

Problem is, none of them sold.


Barrett-Jackson to feature the four-ton "Thundertaker" at April Palm Beach sale

On: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 1:18PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Thundertaker custom Cadillac hearse test 2

Not that many people say this very often, but it's probably a good thing that I'm not rich. I would, naturally, spend a large amount of my money on cars, which is not a bad thing, it's just that the cars I'd spend money on wouldn't exactly endear me to the rest of my family.

Granted, having the world's largest collection of station wagons wouldn't be the worst thing for them to inherit, but even with the recent—and forecast—increase in values for wagons, chances are that they'd just break even if they sold the lot.