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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2013, 11:19:13 PM »

I am heading down Wednesday - Saturday. I am going to the NCRS show and to Mecum
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« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2013, 08:19:44 PM »

There are so many cars, if you didn't know what you wanted, it would be overwhelming on where to start! The cars are in tents by day so its not bad to find them. Food lines can be bad! There is a brick building that housed the high dollar stuff last year. Its a fun event even to just look. I went to what i think was the second one and its really grown.
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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2013, 05:42:01 PM »

Interesting interview with Dana early this afternoon when Velocity started their coverage.  He said the number of cars consigned was due to demand, and that had grown over the years.  The announcer also said they all about muscle cars in a wide price range.  Think they read this thread? Grin Huh Grin
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2013, 01:06:02 AM »

I watched a bit this evening...    some nice Corvettes brought some big $$ without a lot of the hype that you see from the BJ people..
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2013, 11:33:03 AM »

Yes lots of Corvettes at this auction especially today. I am watching on the webcast. I also noticed three COPO Camaros "The Blue Mule", "Hoosier Hell" and the gold one, with 2 JL8 Camaros today too.
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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2013, 02:27:05 PM »

Mecum has an auction with 3000 cars next week.

With 3000 cars over ten days, it'll be interesting to see if they run out of bidders before they run out of cars.

As the Velocity coverage has gone on, the crowds seem to have thinned during the week, at least until today.  I'd love to hear from someone who is actually there about the crowd.  What I'd love to know is the ratio between "sold" and "the bid goes on"....  Does anyone know what the seller pays Mecum when the car doesn't sell?


Anyone else feel like Mecum is more Muscle/Pony car and Barrett Jackson is more Corvette and Fins?

yes.... that's why i like mecum

I see it as more the difference between the BJ "haves" and the Mecum "have not so muchRoll Eyes  Shocked  Sad
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« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2013, 03:22:28 PM »

Mecum has an auction with 3000 cars next week.
With 3000 cars over ten days, it'll be interesting to see if they run out of bidders before they run out of cars.
Anyone else feel like Mecum is more Muscle/Pony car and Barrett Jackson is more Corvette and Fins?
yes.... that's why i like mecum
I see it as more the difference between the BJ "haves" and the Mecum "have not so muchRoll Eyes  Shocked  Sad
Watching Velocity on Saturday, the last day, there are still bidders, and they seem to HAVE quite a bit of $$$..  Smiley
Prices are astoundingly high.. and I suspect the cars there are more *real* than lots of them seen at BJ..
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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2013, 05:16:03 PM »

I drove up for Friday and Saturday at Mecum - huge crowds both days.  NCRS meet across town was very well attended too.
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« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2013, 10:44:51 PM »

Friday and Saturday had good crowds. I was disappointed in the amount of Camaros that aren't what they appear. Seen fake tags, stamps and documents.  I don't look at the chevelles as close but is the same thing happening there?
I was interested the the stage 1 convertible tonight but the paint was terrible on that car. There were alot of super nice resto mods tho
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« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2013, 01:38:08 AM »

 Anybody see the Red FULL Custom '55 Chevy  "ZL 55" go across the board today?  It was stated that the ZL 1 Engine came out of a '69 Camaro.   Hmmmmmm!
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« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2013, 01:24:37 PM »

Yes, they 'said' that..   but I didn't get the feeling that it was an accurate statement; I think they said it because the 'ZL1' term is most often associated with 69 Camaros.
it was probably one of the 'new' ZL1 engines.    The 55 BelAir was beautiful though..  it bid to a VERY HIGH price, but was a no sale...
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« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2013, 09:43:30 PM »

Is it just me???  The guys at Mecum don't seem to be as knowledgeable about what is factory correct and what's not.   A lot of what they do seem to know I believe comes from talking to the consigner.
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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2013, 12:22:23 PM »

Is it just me???  The guys at Mecum don't seem to be as knowledgeable about what is factory correct and what's not.   A lot of what they do seem to know I believe comes from talking to the consigner.

They're reading from the consignor's vehicle description sheet as given to Mecum.
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« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2013, 02:55:25 AM »

  Just sayin', on Barrett Jackson they actually get out their little flashlight and look for the codes.
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