|Eleanor of 'Gone In 60 seconds' Will Cross The Block At Mecum's Indy Auction|
|The Opportunity to Own the Original Movie Hero Car is this May 18 in Indianapolis A true movie star will make its way down Mecum's signature red carpet this May in Indianapolis. Known by most simply as 'Eleanor,' the modified 1967 Ford Mustang from Touchstone Pictures' 'Gone in 60 Seconds' will cross the block as Lot S135 at Dana Mecum's 26th Original Spring Classic auction this May 14-19. This collector car icon piloted in the movie by retired master car thief Memphis Raines, played by Nicholas Cage, is the real McCoy. Several cars were built to handle various duties in the filming of 'Gone,' but this is serial number 7R02C179710, the 'Hero' car driven by Cage during filming and the model used in movie close-ups, posters and promotional materials. Built by Cinema Vehicle Services with the help of master designer Chip Foose, the body pieces of the GT500 were mocked up on a Mustang using clay and wood. Molds were then made to produce a new fiberglass front end filled with high-powered PIAA driving lights, new fender flares, side skirts and scoops, hood and trunk lid. To give the car big-screen performance, it was treated to a 351/400 HP Ford crate engine, which shares room with a front subframe body brace by Total Control Products, LLC. This progenitor of the Eleanor revolution is relatively untouched inside with the exception of an Autometer Sport Comp Monster tach, fire extinguisher, Go-Baby-Go shift knob button for Line Lock and a switch for activating a nitrous injection system. 'Eleanor has become one of the most widely recognized movie star muscle cars in the world, so when the decision was made to offer the 'Gone in 60 Seconds' Hero car for sale, Mecum's Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis seemed like the perfect venue,' commented Ray Claridge, owner of Cinema Vehicle Services. Set to be offered directly from the builder on Saturday, May 18 at the original, best and largest muscle car auction, this is truly the car that started it all. Thirty-two hours of the Indianapolis auction will be broadcast live on Discovery's Velocity Network with the entire auction streaming live on Mecum's website at www.mecum.com. Mecum's Indy auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Gates open at 8 a.m. each day and general admission can be purchased at the door for $20 per person; children 12 and younger will be admitted at no cost. For more information on the auction 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 and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 26 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 www.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: Dana Mecum's 26th Original Spring Classic auction Indiana State Fairgrounds 1202 E. 38th St. Indianapolis, IN 46205 Admission: $20 per person per day, children 12 and younger admitted free Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m. Auction: Vehicles start at 10 a.m. each day with Road Art 30 minutes prior Live TV Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday 1-9 p.m. (All Times Central)|
|MECUM AUCTIONS TO DEBUT FIRST AUSTIN, TEXAS, COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION DEC. 12-13• Event to Feature 600 American Muscle Cars, Classics, Hot Rods and More|
Walworth, Wis. – Dec. 8, 2014 – Mecum Auctions will debut its first Austin, Texas, collector car auction at the Austin Convention Center Dec. 12-13 when an estimated 600 collector cars will cross the auction block. The consignment list of cars includes an excellent selection of American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more.
The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with ge....
|MECUM KANSAS CITY AUCTION RETURNS TO CONVENTION CENTER DECEMBER 4-6• Event to Feature 750 American Muscle Cars, Classics, Hot Rods and More|
Walworth, Wis. – November 24, 2014 – Mecum Auctions returns to the Kansas City Convention Center Dec. 4-6 with an estimated 750 classic and collector cars expected to cross the auction block. The consignment list of cars, representing 15 states, includes a selection of American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more.
'We look forward to returning to Kansas City next month,' said....
|AWARD WINNING A.R.E ACCESSORIES F-150 PROJECT TRUCK ON DISPLAY IN DUB EXHIBIT DURING L.A. AUTO SHOWMASSILLON, Ohio – The imaginative and detailed execution of the A.R.E. Accessories' 2015 Ford F-150 Extreme Sports Project Truck was recognized with both the Ford Project Excellence Award and the 2014 Mothers Choice Award. These national awards were announced during the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show.|
This Extreme Sports-Themed Project Truck is being displayed in the DUB booth at the Los Angeles Auto show.
The creative concept for the project truck, built by A.R.....
|LARGEST MECUM ANAHEIM AUCTION TO DATE• 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.
|SELECT VEHICLES FROM THE WELLBORN MUSCLECAR MUSEUM COLLECTION COME TO MECUM KISSIMMEE 2015Walworth, Wis. – Nov. 13, 2014 – Mecum Auctions has offered some of the most fantastic collections of muscle cars over the last 28 years, but this selection of vehicles from the Wellborn Musclecar Museum Collection hits at the top of the list. Tim Wellborn is recognized as one of the top muscle car collectors in the world, and while Hemi-powered Mopars are a predominant theme, the collection offers many prime examples including a 1970 Boss 429 Mustang that is unrestored with 4,700 miles, ....|
|CHEVROLET TO SHOW CHAPARRAL VISION GRAN TURISMO CONCEPT• Boundary-pushing, Chevy-powered race cars changed motorsports design|
DETROIT – When racers Jim Hall and Hap Sharp founded Chaparral Cars in 1962, few could have guessed how they would shake up the conformities of the racing world – and fundamentally change it.
Through pioneering applications of aerodynamics and aerospace technology, and a partnership with Chevrolet Research and Development, Chaparral Cars advanced the science of racing cars. It also triumphed on the track o....
|MECUM'S ANAHEIM AUCTION RETURNS TO CONVENTION CENTER NOVEMBER 13-15• Event to Feature 750 American Muscle Cars, Classics, Hot Rods and More|
Walworth, Wis. – October 27, 2014 – For the third consecutive year, the Anaheim Convention Center will host Mecum's Anaheim, Calif., auction with an estimated 750 collector cars expected to cross the auction block Nov. 13-15. The lineup is flush with variety and an array of SoCal flare including a great selection of American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more.
The event is open to buyer....
|MONDIAL DE L‘AUTOMOBILE PARIS: BUGATTI PRESENTS FINAL LEGENDS MODEL „ETTORE BUGATTI' AT VOLKSWAGEN GROUP NIGHTEuropean premiere for sixth and final model of the exclusive edition „Les Légendes de Bugatti'|
◾Entire Legends Edition sold out
◾Veyron on finishing straight: Fewer than 20 vehicles available
◾Bugatti President Wolfgang Dürheimer: 'The next Bugatti will without compromise again take over the very top position in the automotive world'
Paris / Molsheim, 1 October 2014. As a European premiere Bugatti is showing the sixth and final model of its Edition „Les Légendes de Bugatti' at the V....