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If you love cars in general this is the event for you. This event is geared towards the serious car collector and for the regular car fan at heart. This event is held on January 5-14, 2017 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee. Mecum is more than just an auction they have everything from collector cars, motorcycles, tractors, and road art, to round out items up for bid. There are over 3,000 vehicles up for bidding at this year’s auction in Kissimmee. This is a must see event in Central Florida.
There is plenty of parking is available on-site through the Osceola Heritage Park for $8 per day. Once you pay admission and enter through the gate, we’ll be doing a lot of walking with row and row of vehicles under many tents. If you don’t have like walking then there are scooters available on-site to rent. This is your opportunity to inspect the vehicles of your choice before bidding on them.
The main light at this year’s Mecum Auction in Kissimmee are the Nick Smith Factory Lightweights Collection. The popular culture of the 1960s can be recalled for many reasons, but for guys like Nick Smith, it was the factory horsepower wars between the Big Three automakers that created thrills. With his family’s Florida-based Bev Smith Ford franchise being a hotbed of Dearborn’s latest offerings, Smith naturally gravitated to fast cars and eventually became a successful drag racer in his own right. Along the way, he raced against and got to know some of the top names in the sport. There are seventeen vehicles for sale in Lot F, which is being auctioned on January 12, 2018. Don’t miss seeing this collection of vehicles.
Another highlight is from the Michael Fux Collection with modern day supercars. Highly successful entrepreneur Michael Fux may very well be more famous for his massive collection of modern-day supercars than for his prosperous business ventures, even though the latter certainly deserves all the credit for the former. But for anyone passionate about cars, the discrepancy isn’t the least bit hard to understand when face-to-face with Fux’s awe-inspiring automotive spread. There are twenty-four vehicles for sale in Lot S, which is being auctioned on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
And another feature attendees won’t want to miss is the Tom McNeil Corvette Collection. In his mid teens, McNeil began working for a local tire business, and with no personal means of transportation, either walked or “hitched” a ride to work. He was eager to learn, and before long, he was able to open up “Tom McNeil Tire” in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. There, he changed countless numbers of tires and made countless friends for more than 50 years before his death in 2016. With his impeccable character, integrity, kindness and generosity, his business thrived. His word was his bond, and his handshake was stronger than a notarized note—a simple man, but a first-class gentleman. McNeil was a selfless man who wanted no gratitude or glory for his many acts of kindness done for his community, his family and his friends; and for his legacy, he has recently been nominated to the Wilkes County Hall of Fame. There are thirteen vehicles for sale in Lot S, which is being auctioned on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
Beside the many vehicles up for auction there are also the Road Art collection. There are over 100 Lots of Road Art at this auction. Some of the Road Art features the “Gulf Gasoline Sign Double Sided Milk Glass 73×7 (Lot Z10),” “Pure Gasoline Sign Double Sided Neon 87x57x.5 (Lot Z16),” “Kelly Tires Springfield Sign 72×54 (Lot Z6),” and “Bostonians Shoes for Men Sign Double Sided Milk Glass 72×48 (Lot Z9).”
Mecum Auctions bring a unique car auction experience to the serious bidders. 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 29 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots 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, Wisconsin. 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.
Persons interested in consigning a vehicle to be auctioned at Mecum Kissimmee 2017 can visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 for complete details about the consignment process and pricing. To view the list of consigned vehicles or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Mecum Auctions’ website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles.
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