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230 Collector Cars Selling at No Reserve – February 27-28 Las Vegas

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230 Collector Cars Selling At No Reserve Feb. 27-28 In Las Vegas
Mecum Auctions to Sell Rogers’ Classic Car Museum Collection to Benefit Arts and Education

Walworth, Wis. – Feb. 3, 2015 – Mecum Auctions will have the exclusive opportunity to offer the Rogers’ Classic Car Museum Collection of more than 230 classic cars at auction this Feb. 27-28, at no reserve. Mecum will take the auction stage directly to the cars and the auction will be held right from the collection’s museum display space in Las Vegas. All proceeds from both the vehicles and collected gate admission will benefit The Rogers Foundation – dedicated to transforming lives through arts and education.

Media mogul, former chancellor and lover of all things automotive, Jim Rogers was one of this era’s most passionate activists and most generous philanthropists – and in addition, he was a prolific collector of classic automobiles.

Rogers passed away in June 2014 at age 75, but his passions did not die with him, and he left behind a legacy larger than life, as well as his massive car collection. Named by Time magazine as one of the top 12 philanthropists in the nation, after his donations to institutions of higher education reached $275 million, Rogers gave more than just money – he also devoted his time and his voice. Owner of the NBC affiliate station for Southern Nevada and also the chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, he had strong beliefs on both media operation as well as secondary education. In Rogers’ five years as chancellor, he accepted a salary of only one dollar per year, believing that the position was not about making money, but rather an opportunity to give back to an institution he believed in with such conviction.

Rogers was also passionate in his personal life, and classic cars were closest to his heart. Along with the help of his friend, museum curator Mike Pratt, Rogers assembled a grand collection. “In our 16, almost 17-years working together, we grew the collection from about 20 cars to nearly 300 at its peak,” says Pratt. “We went after mostly American cars, and we went after the rare cars that not many people had.”

“Jim’s desire was to create a collection that represented the American working man’s climb to success,” explains his widow Beverly Rogers.

Rogers’ resulting 230-plus-car assemblage is a well-thought-out grouping of primarily American classics sprinkled with European luxury rides including everything from a 1915 Ford Model T (Lot S221) through not one, but two 2012 Fisker Karma Sedans (Lot S50 and Lot S86). Some of the auction headliners include a 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (Lot S125), a 1962 Rolls-Royce Mulliner Drophead Coupe (Lot S120), a 1956 Dual-Ghia Convertible (Lot S127) and a 1939 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Imperial Touring Sedan (Lot S75), to name a few.

“When you buy a car from Jim Rogers’ collection, you’re not just buying a well-made or refurbished automobile,” Beverly says, “you’re buying a piece of American history. Take it to heart – enjoy it – and my heartfelt request is that someday you pass it on, and let the next generation understand and appreciate the place of the automobile in American history. That, my friends, will do Jim proud.”

Rogers’ legacy will live on through his cars as well as through the work of The Rogers Foundation, the namesake nonprofit, established with a mission to provide and enhance arts and education opportunities for students in Southern Nevada. The Foundation seeks to ensure that students have access and support for academic achievement and artistic development through scholarships, grants, and other initiatives. This auction will serve as the inaugural major gift to the foundation, a giant first step to the long-lasting and meaningful mark The Rogers Foundation seeks to leave on Southern Nevada and a perfect way to pay homage to a remarkable man.

For more details on the Rogers’ Classic Car Museum auction, the individual consignments or to register as a bidder, visit or call (262) 275-5050.

About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 28 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

About The Rogers Foundation
The Rogers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Las Vegas. Founded in 2013 by Jim and Beverly Rogers, The Rogers Foundation awards scholarships to individual students in Southern Nevada, grants to educational institutions in Southern Nevada, and support for artists and organizations that support the arts in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit the website at TheRogers.Foundation.

Rogers’ Classic Car Museum Auction
Feb. 27-28, 2015
1480 Gragson Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Preview: Friday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Auction: Gates open Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 a.m. with auction start at 10 a.m.
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Tomorrow Kanter Car Tales visits the Kissimmee 3,000 Vehicle Mecum Car Show!

Tomorrow, armed with my shiny media pass and trusty digital camera – I’ll be off to the Kissimmee auction Mecum Car show! Hope to bring a lot of great photos of cars for you and interesting news live from the show!

If you have any special requests please send them on in, and I’ll try to get that perfect photo for you!

See ya’ at the show

Diane's up for a Road Trip to Kissimmee tomorrow!

Kissimmee Mecum Auction in Full Swing – January 16, 2015 Auction Results

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Mecum Kissimmee 2015 Auction  – Sales Results

One of the largest car auctions in America is underway right now in Kissimmee, Florida.  Included in the auction are cars from the Welborn Muscle Car Museum.



>> Click here for the January 16, 2015 – Car Sales Results:   >> Kissimmee Mecum Auction

Auction: VEHICLES:
Begin daily at 10 AM
Monday, January 19: Road Art ONLYROAD ART: 
Monday, January 19 at 11 AM
Friday, January 23 at 9 AM
Saturday, January 24 at 9 AMTV BROADCAST SCHEDULE:Thursday, January 22 
NBCSN: 10 PM-2 AM ET NDDFriday, January 23
NBCSN: 12-5 PM ET LIVESaturday, January 24

Sunday, January 25
NBCSN: 9-11:30 PM ET NDD

Monday, January 26

Cars that haven’t been available for Sale to the Public in 30 Years Available at Mecum Auction 2015 – Kissimmee

As a collection that has indisputably achieved world-class status among the expansive community of muscle car enthusiasts from around the globe, The Wellborn Muscle car Museum Collection will now be offered for sale at Mecum Auctions’ 2015 Kissimmee auction. Nearly half of this unparalleled collection will cross the block as the headliner of approximately 3,000 classic and collector cars at the world’s largest collector car auction this January 16-25 in Kissimmee, Fla.

Antique Auto Club of America – Car Show Schedule

Upcoming Car Shows for AACA – Antique Auto Club of America

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AACA Calendar 

July 2014

27 – Wheaton, IL – AACA Illionis Region’s 66th Annual Vintage Car Show – Cantigny Park.  Contact:  Joe Dolezal, show registrar: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 630-986-1526, Bob Markert, show chairman; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 630-852-9893

31-Aug. 2 – AACA Central Fall Meet • Olympia Resort, Wisconsin. • hosted by Wisconsin Region

4-5 – Fletcher, NC – 47th Annual Mountaineer Antique Car Show & Collector Car Auction – WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd (across from Asheville airport).  More info:; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6 – McAdoo, PA – Anthorcite Region AACA 29th Annual Car Show – Tri-County Little League Baseball Field (Exit 138 off I-81).  Contact:  Dave Bielen, 9 SOuth St., Tamaque, PA 18252; Joe Forish:  570-929-2017

13 – Arkporty, NY – Chemung Valley Region’s 58th Anniversary Car Show/Summerfest – Jim Claire 607-324-4348; Randy Guild 607-295-7327

20 – Abington Twp., PA – 43rd Scranton Region AACA Collector Car Show – MetLife/Abington Executive Park, Abington Twp. – contact:  Michael Passero II, Presidetn 570-347-8567; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

August 2014

3 –  W. Friendship, MD – Chesapeake AACA’s Anuual Antique Car & Truck Show – show held on Sunday of the opening weekend of the Howard County Maryland Fair.  Location:  Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, W. Friendship, MD  21794 Near routes I-70 and MD-32. Contact:  Gary at 410-239-2412; information:

3 – Rochester, NY – 54th Annual Antique/Classic, Street Rod & Truck Show – Roberts Wesleyan College – North Chili Campus, 2301 Westside Dr. Rochester, NY  14624 – Rain or shine – 9am-3pm – visit for more info.  contact:  Don Dear – 585-872-4141; Marlene Kier – 585-872-3244 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

9 – Downtown Auburn, NY – Fingerlakes Region AACA history on Wheels Car show – car show, car corral, flea market, activities. Contact:  Jim Vitale: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 315-253-4357

9 – Titusville, PA – 49th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show – PA Oil City Region.  Contact:  Bill Gratkowski – 814-827-1782; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

14-16 – AACA Central Tour • Texas Panhandle. • hosted by Amarillo Region Brochure & Applicaton

23 – Bristol, PA – Lower Buck’s Region 32nd Annual Car Show – Bristol Township Building on Bath Road – contact: Cheryl – 215-375-2650; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,

September 2014

8-12 – AACA Sentimental Tour (1928-1958) • Maine, New Hampshire, Mass. • hosted by Granite Region

18-20 – AACA Western Fall Meet • Big Sky, Montana

20 – Manassas, VA – 39th Edgar Memorial Car Meet, hosted by Bull Run Region AACA – car show and flea market, eleven antique car trohy classes plus other awards.  Contact:  Bill Sessler, 703-268-2367;

21-26 – AAA Revival Glidden Tour (Pre-1943 vehicles) • Defiance, Ohio • hosted by VMCCA
October 2014

5 – Lawrence, KS – AACA Lawrence Region’s Antiqu Car SHow – Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.  For more information:  785-843-AACA, 785-842-1664; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8-11 – AACA Eastern Fall Meet • Hershey, Pennsylvania • hosted by Hershey Region

12-13 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Hangover III hosted by the AACA Snapper’s Brass & Gas Touring Region and HCCA Susguehanna Valley Region – 2 day PA Dutch Country Tour  More Information

11 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – AACA Chicora Region Antique Auto Club Cruise to the Coast Antique & Classic Car/Truck Show – contact:  Dan Cicoria – 843-390-1491; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please ensure all emails contain subject – “Cruise to the Coast Car Show”)

19 – Adrian, MI  AACA Irish HIlls 50th Annual Swap & Sell Meet. Lenawee County Fair & Events Grounds, 602 N. Dean St, Adrian, MI 49221.  Contact:  Beth McGowen 419-822-9625 (evengings);

20-24 – AACA Founders Tour (post 1931 vehicles) • New Jersey • hosted by Buzzard’s Breath Region

February 2015

12-14 – AACA Annual Meeting • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

March 2015

6-8 – AACA Winter Meet • San Juan, Puerto Rico • hosted by Puerto Rico Region

18-21 – AACA Western Spring Meet and Grand National • Tucson, Arizona • hosted by Tucson Region

April 2015

9-12 – AACA Southeastern Spring Meet • Charlotte, NC • hosted by Hornets Nest Region

May 2015

4-6 – AACA Southeastern Divisional Tour • Knoxville, Tennessee • hosted by East Tennessee Region

7 -9 – AACA Centrl Spring Meet • Auburn, Indiana

14 -16 – AACA Eastern Spring Meet • Virginia Beach, Virginia • hosted by Tidewater Region

June 2015

4-6 – AACA Central Spring Meet • Independence, Missouri • hosted by Kansas City Region

July 2015

16-18 – AACA Southeastern Fall Meet • Louisville, Kentucky • hosted by Kyana Region

27-31 – AACA Vintage Tour • Lancaster, PA • hosted by Buzzards Breath Touring Region

August 2015

25-27 – AACA Western Divisional Tour • Northern California • hosted by Redwood Empire Region

Aug 30 – Sept 4 – AAA Glidden Tour • Chickasha, Oklahoma • hosted by Okie Region

September 2015

Aug 30 – Sept 4 – AAA Glidden Tour • Chickasha, Oklahoma • hosted by Okie Region

14-18 – AACA Founders Tour (Post 1931 vehicles) • Northeast Ohio • hosted by Canton & Meander Chapters of the Ohio Region

October 2015

7-10 – AACA Eastern Fall Meet • Hershey, Pennsylvania • hosted by Hershey Region

November 2015

5-7 – AACA Central Fall Meet • Houma, Louisiana • hosted by Lagniappe Chapter of Louisiana Region

February 2016

11-13 – AACA Annual Meeting • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Resource:  AACA – Antique Auto Club of America. Retrieved July 23, 2014 from