2017 Mecum Auction Event in Kissimmee Preview

Kissimmee, FL – 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 6-16, 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. This event is a must see!

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 vehicle of your choice before bidding on it.

Some highlights at this year’s Mecum Auction in Kissimmee are the Williams’ collection features a vast and impressive variety of mostly American-made cars, ranging from early 20th-century Fords and Buicks to ‘70s Mopar muscle cars. Williams has never limited his collection to any specific year, make or model, but instead has sought out vehicles that remain as they were when new.

Another highlight is the Lifelong Collection of Don Fezell includes 43 high-quality collector cars, among them an amazing quartet of Chevrolet Impala Z11 lightweight drag racers—one that features the most famous Z11 ever built: the Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins-prepared “Old Reliable IV” (Lot S103). The Fezell lineup also includes a trio of 1968 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Lightweights (Lots S119, S120 and S120.1), of which only 51 were ever produced for drag racing. Fezell has amassed a collection of such magnitude that to replicate it today would be very difficult, if not impossible. Names like Jenkins, as well as Dave Strickler, Phil Bonner, Ed Miller and Bud Faubel, classes like A/FX, S/S and A/MP, plus engines like Z11, Hemi and Cobra Jet, are all legendary, and all hold a place in this collection. The majority of Fezell’s vehicles have been unobtainable to collectors for more than 20 years, making this opportunity unprecedented.

The Tom Lembeck Collection are the lone Hemi Daytona (Lot F167), one of only two built in Spring Green, and a Hemi Superbird (Lot F191) that recently underwent a comprehensive restoration to original specs completed in November 2016 at Nicolay Auto Body in Lodi, Wisconsin. These winged warriors are expected to be among the most significant cars to be offered at the auction. Two stunning unrestored Hemi Superbirds add to the precious metal at the auction, the first originating from the Colts Neck Collection (Lot F157), with the second sporting a mere 9,809 original miles (Lot S97). Rounding out the wing cars on offer are five Superbirds with 440 cubic-inch V-8 engines (Lots L84, L92, S107, S179, T145.1), making for a truly breathtaking offering.

Don’t forget to check these vehicles at the Mecum Auction. Up for bid is the Camaro RS/SS and Ford GT Heritage Edition is a stunning, unrestored 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird (Lot F157), an unrestored 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Chevelle (Lot F155.1) with an almost-unbelievable 1,200 original miles, and the last Buick GNX (Lot F155) ever built, a 68-mile example that amazingly still has its original window sticker and factory plastic intact from 1987 … a time capsule, indeed.

Rounding out the Colts Neck Collection is an extremely rare L89 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS (Lot F159)—it may be the only example in existence—with its original paint and interior, and a 3,778-mile 1996 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe (Lot F158) with the signature Viper Blue paint with white stripes. Every one of these tremendous cars represents its own unique take on American horsepower.

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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The 2016 43rd Annual Daytona Turkey Run Family Fun For Everyone

Press Release from the Daytona Turkey Run

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 3, 2016) – The 43rd Daytona Turkey Run welcomes fans of all ages to celebrate their love of classic cars. The largest combined car show and swap meet in the U.S. is a four-day show that kicks off at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving day. At the Daytona Speedway, it runs through Sunday, November 27th.

“We are thrilled to bring some exciting special features to the Turkey Run this year. There is truly something for the entire family,” says Barbara Kelly, General Manager of the Daytona Turkey Run.

Guests can look forward to enjoying:

Ø The 2016 Daytona Turkey Run Dream Build! “The 2015 inaugural Dream Build was a great success and we look forward to adding a little twist to it this year,” says Jennifer Labonte, Director of Marketing for the Daytona Turkey Run. This year we are teaming up with long-time Turkey Run fans, Complete Auto Body out of Maryland to restore a ’55 Chevy 3100 Short Bed truck. All parts from the restoration process are from Daytona Turkey Run vendors, once again proving you can find everything you need to restore and build a car at the Turkey Run. The Grand Reveal will be held on Thursday at 11AM. Guests will also have the opportunity to own a piece of Turkey Run history when the Dream Build truck is auctioned on Saturday at 12PM. The entire buying, building, and reveal process will be filmed and featured on a special episode of South Beach Classics, starring Ted Vernon on the Velocity channel.

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Ø Meet Butch Patrick, “Eddie Munster” from the Munsters. Also, see the Munster Koach and other memorabilia from the show.

Ø Mecum Auctions Mobile Experience. Experience first-hand what it feels like to be in the middle of a fast-paced Mecum auction through simulations and hands on activities!

Ø Meet Courtney Hansen, automotive host and personality on Friday from 8am-4pm.

Ø See the Black Beauty #2 as seen on The Green Hornet TV show.

Ø Meet Ted Vernon from South Beach Classics, Thursday-Sunday at 12PM.

Ø Little Gobbler’s Play Zone. Kids will have a blast in bounce houses, an obstacle course, inflatable basketball game and more. All Play Zone activities are free of charge.

The Daytona Turkey Run is open to the public and features more than 6,000 vintage, classic, muscle cars, race cars and trucks on display and for sale, as well as a massive swap meet in which vendors sell and trade hard-to-find auto parts and accessories. There is also an Artisan Alley with fashion and art and a full midway of delicious food vendors. More than 150,000 attended the 43rd Daytona Turkey Run.

The 43rd Daytona Turkey Run is sponsored in part by Bright House Networks, Scootaround and Mecum Auctions. Admission is $15 Thursday through Saturday and $10 on Sunday with free parking. Children under 11 are free. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Free parking and shuttles are available at the Daytona Speedway all four days and at Embry Riddle University on Friday and Saturday.

The Spring Turkey Run dates, March 24-26, 2017 were also just released.

For more information about the Daytona Turkey Run, visit http://www.turkeyrun.com





2016 Hot Rod Church and Riverside Baptist Church Annual Fun In The Son Car Show

Press Release

If you missed last year’s Fun In The Son Car Show. It is back again this year at Riverside Baptist Church in North Orlando on Forest City Road. This is the place to be on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 9:45am – 2pm for some great fun in the sun.

This year’s car show is sponsored by Hot Rod Church and Riverside Baptist Church to benefit the Florida Baptist Children’s Home. This year’s event promoter has been working hard with community sponsors and vendors to pull off another spectacular show for you and your family. Please come prepared to have a blast!

This is going to be an amazing event for anyone who loves, likes, or even likes to look at cars. There’s going to be a car there for every type: muscles, tuners, trucks, motorcycles, classic cars, and more! This Car Show includes a chance for you to vote for your favorite car, a DJ, and FOOD TRUCKS! Did we mention FREE GENERAL ADMISSION?!! Don’t forget to bring your camera for some great photo of vehicles and activities.

At the end of this Car Show, there will be trophies for the People’s Choice, the Pastors’ Choice, and Best In Show! To enter your classic or custom vehicle it is only a $20 registration fee and the first 50 event vehicles get a goody bag and a dash badge. We hope to see you all out here.

For more information contact:
Car Show Promoter Kevin Curtiss at 407-242-6863.**