|JOE MCMURREY COLLECTION TO HEADLINE DANA MECUM'S 29TH ORIGINAL SPRING CLASSIC|
|Rare Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster, GT350s and more head to Indianapolis, May 17-21
Walworth, Wis. – April 7, 2016 – An impressive array of 17 prized and desirable vehicles from the collection of noted Shelby aficionado Joe McMurrey of Longview, Texas, will headline Dana Mecum's 29th annual Original Spring Classic auction to be held May 17-21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. The entire Shelby-themed assemblage will cross the auction block on Friday, May 20.
Among the...[Read more...]|
|R.H.H. Parnell: 1959 Formula One Season|
| ||In 1951, Reg Parnell pulled off a huge upset surviving an absolute deluge of rain that flooded the Silverstone circuit during the BRDC International Trophy race. Parnell would manage to keep his Ferrari 375 under control long enough to be declared the winner. By the end of the decade, Reg would be, once again, positioning himself to steal away victory from the elite of Formula One.
Reg Parnell would step away from driving Formula One by 1955. He would still be present taking part in the occas...[Read more...]|
|FORMER PRESIDENT CARTER, WALTER CRONKITE AMONG CELEBRITIES WHO DEVELOPED AFFECTION FOR MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING|
| ||DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2015) – What do a U.S. President, one of America's most renowned broadcasters, and an astronaut who walked on the moon have in common?
They've all made annual visits to Sebring International Raceway, part of a long list of celebrities at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, a rite of spring since 1952.
Prior to becoming Governor of Georgia – and eventually President – Jimmy Carter took his family on an annual pilgrimage to ...[Read more...]|
|Raw Power Has a Stamp of Its Own Muscle Cars Roar at Spring Classic Auction|
|What do you get when you bring the U.S. Postal Service and Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction together at the State Fairgrounds — a Muscle Car Extravaganza!
Since it began 26 years ago, Mecum's Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis has featured the largest auction of muscle cars in the world. This year, the Postal Service will celebrate the raw power of the performance vehicle at the Spring Classic event by dedicating five, limited edition stamps featuring iconic muscle cars...[Read more...]|
|1959 24 Hours of Le Mans: Confirmation of a Great|
|When it came to success in motor racing, Salvadori was blessed behind the wheel of a sports car. Throughout the 1950s, there really weren't too many drivers more successful. However, at Le Mans, Salvadori's would be left fighting for a race finish just about as badly as he had been throughout the majority of his Formula One career. But in 1958, things would turn around in the Formula One World Championship. Could the same thing happen for Salvadori at Le Mans a year later? Just 24 hours awaited ...[Read more...]|