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11 Oct 2015 19:57 - 12 Oct 2015 09:05 #1587 by Qball
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So, I happened to luck into a pair of passes to the Mecum Auction held from Oct 8th-10th in Schaumberg, IL. My wife and I headed up there on Saturday. What an operation! 1,000 cars crossing the block over 3 days. The logistics of running this is something like running a 3 ring circus or a mega rock concert over and over again. If you've never attended, you owe it to yourself to do so. It's that cool. Besides being a cool collector car auction, Mecum also becomes one hell of a car show. You don't need to be a bidder to have a good time.

Plenty of rare, some not so rare and some rather odd ball cars crossing the block. A quick trip to Mecum will show you what's coming up as well as what sold or didn't sell.

Being a huge Pontiac fan, I was in heaven. It seemed to be GTO and Firebird day as they seemed to be everywhere. So much Ram Air in the room! 2 '69 Trans Am hard tops went across the block. One original unrestored which was in unbelievable condition and the other restored to perfection. Both were one of 14 cars with the standard parchment interior. What are the odds? Judges, TAs and Grand Prix, oh my!

Okay, enough gushing. Here's some shots of a few cars that caught my eye.


One year only color Iris Mist "65 GTO



Original unrestored 69 Trans Am



Anyone need a coal delivery?



Have any Grey Poupon?



My wife wanted this gem



I wanted this one

-Mike
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11 Oct 2015 20:58 #1588 by Qball
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A nice run about.



I love vitamin C!


Sox & Martin!


A nice tribute.


Beautiful E-Type


The Boss was in attendance


Real Panther Pink car.


Speaking of Odd balls!

-Mike

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11 Oct 2015 21:07 #1589 by Qball
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Hemi Belvedere? Yes, please!


Holy Batmobile, Batman!!








We had a great time! Looking forward to the next one.

-Mike
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12 Oct 2015 08:35 #1591 by oestek
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Nice report! You nailed it... these auctions are a lot of fun even if you are not buying or selling. And the action is pretty crazy on the auction block!

I'll have to look up the results and see what this one went for... neat car!

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12 Oct 2015 10:10 #1593 by Qball
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That ocean liner stalled @30k or so. There were so many more pics I wanted to take but there were so many people crowding around. I need to scam some press credentials so I can get in early to get better shots! LOL.

-Mike

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