Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, will host three collector car auctions in October on back-to-back weekends in three different cities around the country—an occurrence that has been dubbed the Mecum October Takeover. The auctions come on the heels of a stretch of exceptional accomplishment for the renowned auction house, a period that included the successful production of 17 collector car auctions from June 2020 to present and that was punctuated by the achievement of hosting two $100-plus-million auctions in the same calendar year—a first within the industry. In total, Mecum generated more than $500 million in sales in that same timeframe, with record sales achieved at several auctions in addition to the $141 million reached at Mecum Kissimmee 2021 and the $107 million at Dana Mecum’s 34th Original Spring Classic.
In the spirit of continual growth and evolution and to further enhance its position as the market leader, Mecum Auctions will once again do the unprecedented this fall as it stages the “October Takeover.” The campaign will include three standalone auctions held over three consecutive weekends in three different cities. The first will be held in Las Vegas Oct. 7-9, followed by an auction in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Oct. 15-16 and then one in the Chicago region Oct. 21-23. Each event is expected to see anywhere from 600 to 1,000 classic and collector cars offered for sale over the span of just two to three auction days.
“Whether it’s our TV programming, customer service, online bidding platform or any number of industry-leading achievements, we at Mecum Auctions have always challenged ourselves to take it to the next level,” Mecum’s Chief Operating Officer Sam Murtaugh said. “We produced auctions last November back-to-back in Las Vegas and Kansas City in the midst of the pandemic, and now our consignment, operations, marketing and most of all, customer experience departments will take on a three-peat this October, and we’re all looking forward to it.”
This is the fifth year that Mecum Auctions has produced a collector car auction at the Las Vegas Convention Center, including the first event to follow the initial outbreak of COVID-19, which was held in November 2020 and employed all established safety protocols. In Chattanooga, Mecum will join the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival for its first-ever auction at the Scenic City’s convention center, and the Mecum Chicago auction is one that began as the Chicago Fall Premier 25 year ago and has been staged at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center since 2013.
Those interested in consigning a vehicle for any of the October auctions may find complete details about the consignment process and pricing at Mecum.com. Bidder registration is available online in advance and on-site at the auctions for $200, and it includes admission for two persons to each auction day for the respective event. Presiding health and safety protocols will remain in place for all those in attendance. For those unable to attend in person, enhanced remote bidding options are also available, with options for both online and telephone bidding.
For more information on the three auctions and all other scheduled 2021 auctions, visit Mecum.com. Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments and includes detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles to be offered. For schedule information, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum events, visit Mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
Mecum Las Vegas 2021
Oct. 7-9, 2021
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Concourse
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 80109
Mecum Chattanooga 2021
Oct. 15-16, 2021
Chattanooga Convention Center
One Carter Plaza
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Mecum Chicago 2021
Oct. 21-23, 2021
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel
1550 Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173