Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mecum Indy Auction: Behind the Scenes

For the first time ever, we set up a display of Michael's car art at Dana Mecum's Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was quite the event ... over 2500 cars going over the block in only 6 days.

The auction ran from 8:00 am until near midnight, almost every day. We took a walk about and were amazed at the shear number and quality of the vehicles. In a word — wow!

Here are a few of the pics we took in the staging lane and in the Marsh Blue Ribbon building, where we were set up.

Mecum Indy: Michael's exhibit; our good friend Jim manning the booth.
Mecum Indy:  That's a lot of Corvettes, like "C1, See Them All."
Mecum Indy:Three orange Plymouth Superbirds under one roof in
the Blue Ribbon Marsh Building.
Mecum Indy: More Vettes - covering all the years.
Mecum Indy: This Classic Corvette was getting ready to hit the staging lanes.
Mecum Indy: Unrestored Plymouth Superbird. Wow.
Mecum Indy: Another wing car. "Six Pack Salute", anyone?
Mecum Indy: Some amazing cars with incredible pedigrees. Including
Fred Gibbs' 1969 Camaro race car.
Mecum Indy: This one appeared as a "What is it?" on our Facebook page.
Mecum Indy: Hot Rod Firetruck.
Mecum Indy: Yellow 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
Mecum Indy: 1970 Boss 302 Mustang — beautiful.
Mecum Indy: Early Corvette racer.
 Mecum Indy: Beautiful 1968 Shelby Convertible on it's way to being sold.

The annual auction is held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It's a big venue, easy to get to no matter where you're staying. The Mecum staff are friendly and helpful, whether you are an exhibitor, buyer, seller, or spectator! As car events go, it's should be on everyone's bucket list!

For us, highlights included meeting new clients, seeing dear friends, and putting faces to the names and voices of people that have been collecting Michael's work since the early days. Great seeing you all. Until the next time, Cheers. — Linda

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