We needed a break and a little warm weather so what better way to do so than go to a Mecum Car Auction in Kissimmee, FL in January? Sure you can sit home by the fireplace and watch it on TV but being there is a great deal more enjoyable. What you see on TV is entertaining and I record every minute of it for later viewing but the live auction is better.
I learned a lot by my first attendance at a Mecum Auction. I have gone to other car auctions from the big and glamorous Barrett Jackson Scottsdale to the little small town private collection sales but this was my first Mecum. It will not be my last. Katrina and I neither bought or sold a car this weekend but we were very tempted to pull out the bidder card and take one home but resisted the temptation. This is reportedly the biggest Collector Car auction in the Country with over 2,000 cars.
There was a big variety of cars both in condition and style. We saw some we would be scared to drive because they did not appear safe and we saw some we would be scared to drive because they were so rare and valuable.
The crew at Mecum did and excellent job with organization and presentation. We were even able to park our motor home on site and camp for $15 per night! This really made the experience enjoyable and easy.
One recommendation; do not assume that just because a car is being sold at a highly respected auction that it is a great car and the seller is not misrepresenting the car, its rarity or its condition. As always DO YOUR HOMEWORK and KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING!
Here are some photos that will show the variety of cars at the auction.