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.
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)