Mecum prepares for second Harrisburg classic car auction

Joes Garage

Joes Garage

2015-07-07 15:54:57

Mecum Auctions has announced its upcoming return to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with more than 1,000 classic vehicles heading for sale.

Following on from the company's inaugural Harrisburg auction in 2014, which realized more than $20 million in sales, Mecum will now host its second auction at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center on July 30 – August 2.

In addition to a line-up of collector cars which includes American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods and Resto Mods, the roster will also offer a wide range of rare motorcycles, antique tractors and vintage advertising.

Notable lots already consigned include a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback, a 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Chevelle and two 1968 Shelby GT500KRs.

“We’re grateful for the reception that we received from the Hershey-Harrisburg area last year and are well on our way to presenting another exciting event this year,” said Dana Mecum, the president and founder of Mecum Auctions. “There’s a long-standing passion for collector cars in the area and we’re looking forward to adding antique tractors to the mix of cars and motorcycles that should enhance the event’s regional draw and the ‘Mecum Experience’ in Harrisburg.”

The inaugural sale in 2014 also had a strong impact on the region, bringing more than $10 million into the local economy and ranking amongst the top six highest attendances for events in the area throughout 2014.

“Mecum Auctions is a powerhouse for our region’s economy,” added Mary Smith, president/CEO for the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau. “In addition to the event attracting an audience of 20,000 fans to the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg over several days, the hours of coverage on the NBC Sports Network put our name out to the world.”

The highly anticipated sale will also serve as an important 'first' for Mecum Auctions, as it marks the company's first sale to feature cars, motorcycles and tractors all at one venue over the same stretch.

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