Marengo, Ill., — Dana Mecum, CEO of Mecum Auction Company, based in Marengo, Illinois, recently announced that the company’s founding auction, known as The Rockford Spring Classic & Belvidere Spring Classic will be changing location and dates in 2008.
The new venue at the Indiana State Fair Grounds in Indianapolis, Ind., will not only provide a new “weatherproof” environment for the popular car auction, it will set the stage for the auction’s live televised coverage. As an added bonus, the auction now takes place just one week prior to the Indianapolis 500.
The facility at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and encompasses four buildings that are joined together and will have over 400,000 square feet under roof. “Every car consigned, be it $10,000 or $1,000,000, will have the red carpet treatment” says Mecum.
According to company officials, eight episodes broadcast over seven weeks will deliver live auction coverage on a major cable network beginning Saturday, March 29. The televised auction coverage will kick off with coverage from six smaller auto auctions leading up to the company’s premire auction event in March.
With a new name and location comes a new date for this year’s auction. In the past, the event has been held over the Memorial Day weekend. For 2008, the event will move one week earlier to May 15th, 16th, 17th, & 18th.
The Mecum Auction Company, with corporate headquarters located in Marengo, Illinois, is in their 21st year of selling collector cars, specializing in Muscle Cars and Corvettes. In spring of 2008, Mecum anticipates the sale of their 50,000th car.
For more information about the Mecum Auction Company and the televised coverage of their 2008 auction, visit www.mecumauction.com