Mecum and Velocity Bring Live Auction to Des Moines, July 20-21, 2012

By Auto News Log • July 9th, 2012

500 Collector Cars to be Offered at Iowa State Fairgrounds

Mecum Auctions will continue its record-setting 2012 season with the Des Moines Auction at the Iowa State Fairgrounds July 20-21, 2012. Discovery’s Velocity Network will capture the excitement for viewers to watch live on its high-definition national TV show “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More”.

Nearly 500 specialty and collector vehicles will cross the block during the two-day auction, which will be held inside the air-conditioned comfort of the Varied Industries Building. Mecum’s signature mix of high-quality muscle cars, rods and customs will include over twenty cars offered at no reserve from the David Brown Collection, highlighted by a 1931 Ford Model A Rumble Seat Coupe (Lot S117), an R-code 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 Cobra Jet (Lot S152), and a rare 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT with 351 Cleveland power (Lot S153).

From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20, Mecum and Velocity will team up with Discovery Education to provide Des Moines Public School students an opportunity to participate in “The Mecum Challenge,” a scavenger hunt designed to allow kids to get a behind-the-scenes look at the production of an auction while igniting their interest in STEM education. President and CEO Dana Mecum will speak to the participants about work ethics, dedication and the importance of STEM education. Twenty students from Weeks Middle School in Des Moines have been selected to participate in the Mecum Challenge.

General admission tickets will be available to the public at the door for only $15; children 12 and under are free. For more information, and to learn how to become a registered bidder go to http://www.mecum.com or call 262.275.5050.

Des Moines Auction
July 20-21, 2012
Iowa State Fairgrounds
East 30th & East University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50317

Preview:

Gates open at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday

Auction:

Friday 1 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.

Live TV Times:

Friday 3-9 p.m., Saturday 1-7 p.m.

(All times Central)

About the Mecum Auction Company

The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 10,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, classic motorcycle, vintage wooden boat and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Discovery’s Velocity Network. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call 262.275.5050. Visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/mecumauction or on Twitter @mecum.

About Velocity

Velocity, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is the upscale men’s cable network that provides high-octane programming for its viewers. Velocity programming is diverse, intelligent and engaging, with series and specials representing the best of the automotive, sports and leisure, adventure and travel genres. Formerly HD Theater, the fully HD network is available in approximately 40 million homes. For more information on Velocity, please visit Velocity.tv, on Facebook at facebook.com/VelocityTV or on Twitter @VelocityTV1.

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by providing high quality, dynamic, digital content for grades K-12 and community colleges. Powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital media, professional development, assessment tools and a passionate educator network to support districts in accelerating student achievement. Discovery Education services like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Techbook and Discovery Education Higher Ed, are in more than half of all US schools and 35 countries around the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

Source: Mecum Auctions

 

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