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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 www.mecum.com 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 Mecum.com 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.

Schedule
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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Largest Mecum Anaheim Car Auction To Date

Resource:
News Release
Published with kind permission from Mecum Auctions


 

More than $15.2 Million at Third Annual Event at Anaheim Convention Center

WALWORTH, Wis. – Nov. 19, 2014 – Reaching $15,238,429 in total sales, the 2014 Mecum Auction in Anaheim, Calif., claimed the title of top-grossing Mecum auction in that locale since the event’s inception in 2012. With 758 cars offered throughout the three-day event, Nov. 13-15, the top sale price was achieved by a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Short Nose (Lot S166.1) that hammered at a strong $2.15 million.

With known ownership history since new, this Short Nose was restored in 1999 to as-original specifications with a 3.3-liter engine and a five-speed gearbox. With a stunning Rosso Corso exterior and two-tone tan leather interior, the Ferrari’s excellent presentation earned it a Silver award in Class 3 when it was shown at the Ferrari Club of America National Concours.

The remainder of the top 10 sales list reflected the variety of makes that was represented at the auction with Porsche, Plymouth, Buick, Cadillac and more making the cut including all three Ford GTs that crossed the auction block falling in line as second, third and fourth in top sales. In all, eighteen cars broke six-figures with examples from nearly every category of automotive collectability.

Other event highlights included Matt Farah of the popular TV show “Drive” on NBCSN joining Mecum’s live announce team on Saturday for a special guest appearance. Team members from The Anaheim Ducks also came by on Thursday of the auction to take in the action. Ducks’ captain Ryan Getzlaf spent time on the microphone announcing upcoming lots and also presented Dana and Frank Mecum with official team jerseys with “Dealmakers” embroidered on the backs as a way of welcoming Mecum back to the SoCal city of Anaheim.

The complete top 10 sales at Mecum’s Anaheim auction includes (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):

  • 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Short Nose (Lot S166.1) at $2,150,000
  • 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot S155.1) at $375,000
  • 2005 Ford GT (Lot S101.1) at $340,000
  • 2005 Ford GT (Lot S106.1) at $250,000
  • 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (Lot S137) at $210,000
  • 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster (Lot S117.1) at $175,000
  • 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible (Lot S117) at $132,500
  • 1970 Plymouth Superbird (Lot S96) at $127,500
  • 1963 Volkswagen 23 Window Microbus (Lot S180.1) at $125,000
  • 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR Convertible (Lot S126) at $122,500


    Anaheim 2014 Mecum Auction

    Auction Sales Results:


     

    Excel: Mecum Car Auctions – Anaheim California Results 2014

    PDF:  Mecum Auctions Anaheim 2014

     

     

Mecum’s next auction will be in Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 4-6 with an anticipated 750 classic and collector cars to be offered at Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center. The following weekend will bring Mecum’s newest event in Austin, Texas, set for Dec. 12-13 at the Austin Convention Center featuring an estimated 600-car lineup. For more details on an upcoming auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. For access to complete auction results and other member benefits, signup for the free InfoNet service offered at Mecum.com.

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 27 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 Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Upcoming Mecum Car Auctions

Mecum Upcoming Car Auctions
Resource: Published with kind permission from Mecum Car Auctions

Dec 4-6
Kansas City // 750 Vehicles
750 Vehicles
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Open To: All Collector Cars Welcome

Auction Details | Consignment List


 

Dec 12-13

Austin // 600 Vehicles
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
Open To:All Collector Cars Welcome

Auction Details | Consignment List


Dec 13

The Toy Auction // Over 400 Lots
2815 W Locust Street
Davenport, IA

Auction Details | Consignment List


2015

Jan 8-10

Las Vegas // 750 Motorcycles
Mecum Presents: MidAmerica 24th Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction
9777 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Open To:All Collector and Antique Motorcycles Welcome

Auction Details | Consignment List


 

Jan 16-25

Kissimmee // 3000 Vehicles
10 Days of Auction Action and 3,000 Vehicles #WhereTheCarsAre
1875 Silver Spur Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Open To:All Collector Cars Welcome

Auction Details | Consignment List


 

Mar 20-21

EJ Cole Collection // 200 Motorcycles
9777 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89183

Auction Details | Consignment List


 

Mar 27-28

The Walker Sign Collection // 400 Signs
West Memphis, AR

Auction Details | Consignment List


 

Apr 9-11

Houston // 1000 Vehicles
1,000 Vehicles
NRG Center One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
Open To:All Collector Cars Welcome

Auction Details | Consignment List


 

Apr 10-11

Davenport // 350 Tractors
5th Annual Spring Auction 300 Tractors Plus Over 400 Signs and Farm Relics
Mississippi Valley Fair Center 2815 W Locust Street
Davenport, IA 52804
Open To:All Vintage and Collector Tractors Welcome

Auction Details | Consignment List


 

Apr 12

Houston // 200 Motorcycles
NRG Center One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054

Auction Details | Consignment List


Apr 23-25

Kansas City // 700 Vehicles
700 Vehicles
Kansas City Convention Center – Bartle Hall 301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Open To:All Collector Cars Welcome

Auction Details | Consignment List


 

May 12-17

Indy // 2000 Vehicles
Offering Over 2,000 Vehicles
Indiana State Fairgrounds 1202 E 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Open To:All Collector Cars Welcome

Auction Details | Consignment List


 

Reference:


Mecum Car Auctions. (2014). Retrieved November 17, 2014 from: https://www.mecum.com/auctions.cfm
Used by permission.

Mecum Auctions Videos: The Tim Wellborn Collection Coming to 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 Musclecar 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.

 

List of Cars to be Auctioned in Kissimmee


Excel Format:  Mecum Auctions Kissimmee 2015 -Sorted

PDF Format: Mecum Auctions Kissimmee 2015

 


 

Reference:


Mecum Auctions (2014)  Kissimmee car auction 2015.  Retrieved November 19, 2014 from https://www.mecum.com/text-list.cfm?auctionid=FL0115

Wellborn Muscle Car Collection. Mecum Car Auctions. www.youtube.com (2014) http://youtu.be/B_gkc2f9Zhc

1000 Collector and Muscle Cars Auction

News Release:

Harrisburg To Host Mecum, World’s Largest Collector Car Auction Company July 24-27 1,000 Collector and Muscle Cars Set to Cross the Block

WALWORTH, Wis. – July 18, 2014 – Mecum Auctions, the largest collector car auction company in the world, will conduct its first-ever auction in the Keystone State this July 24-27 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center with an estimated 1,000 cars expected to cross the auction block Thursday through Saturday and 200 motorcycles on Sunday.
The Mecum Harrisburg Auction is the ninth of 17 auctions on the 2014 calendar. Buyers, sellers and spectators are welcome to attend. Gates will open daily at 8 a.m., and the auction begins each day at 10 a.m. All consigned cars will be accessible for viewing by ticketed customers before they reach the auction block. General admission tickets are $20 per day for adults, and children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Bidder registration is $100.

“People have been asking for years when we would host an auction on the East Coast,” said Dana Mecum, founder and President of Mecum Auctions. “The Harrisburg-Hershey area is truly a mecca for many collector car enthusiasts. We look forward to becoming a staple in the impressive lineup of annual car events that already take place in the area and also to reach a great community of classic and collector car fans.”
Featured consignments include a selection of more than a dozen cars from the personal collection of legendary collector car auctioneer and Pennsylvania native J. Omar Landis, as well as a one-of-four 1970 Dodge Hemi Coronet R/T equipped with both the 426/425hp Hemi engine and New Process four-speed manual transmission. Other features that speak to the variety of the lineup include a 1916 Cadillac Town Car, a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 and a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback.

The Mecum Harrisburg Auction will be broadcast live and same-day delay on NBC Sports Network. Broadcast times to be announced. Segments of the auction not broadcast on NBCSN are streamed live at Mecum.com.

“We see the Mecum Auction as the final crowned jewel, completing a royal list of annual events now hosted in our region for automobile enthusiasts,” said Mary Smith, President of the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau. “Collectors and connoisseurs know and love the Hershey Harrisburg Region for such world-class car events as the AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet, considered one of the largest antique automobile shows and flea markets in the U.S., and The Elegance at Hershey, a charity event at The Hotel Hershey featuring a Concours d’Elegance and vintage racing.”

A complete list and daily updates of consigned cars, including photos and descriptions of each vehicle, for the Mecum Harrisburg Auction and all other Mecum Auctions are available at Mecum.com. For more information on an upcoming auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit www.mecum.com 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 27 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 Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

Schedule:
Mecum Harrisburg Auction
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
2300 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110

July 24-27, 2014
Admission: $20 per person per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles start at 10 a.m. daily with Road Art an hour prior
(All Times Eastern)

Mecum Auctions
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