FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
NBCSN PRESENTS CHRISTMAS DAY MECUM MARATHON – MORE THAN 20 CONSECUTIVE HOURS OF MECUM AUCTIONS COVERAGE
Christmas Day Mecum Auctions Marathon Begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Kissimmee Auction
Mecum Marathon Features Best of 2015 Mecum Auctions from Kissimmee, Indianapolis, and Monterey
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 23, 2015 – NBCSN will present a Christmas Day Mecum Marathon on Friday, with more than 20 consecutive hours of Mecum Auctions highlights from 2015.
Coverage begins Friday at 6:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN with the best of Mecum’s Kissimmee auction, which generated nearly $70 million in sales. Highlights from the event included a 1959 Harley-Davidson FLH motorcycle owned by rock n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis, who also attended the auction and helped sell his motorcycle with a live rendition of “Great Balls of Fire.” In addition, the auction showcased vehicles from the storied Wellborn Musclecar Museum Collection, with his 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona approaching the $1 million mark.
Coverage continues at 11 a.m. ET with highlights from Dana Mecum’s 28th annual Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis, regarded as the top muscle car auction in the world. The auction featured nearly 2,000 vehicles, headlined by the lowest-mileage 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda known to exist. Notable consignments included selections from the Don Davis Collection, such as his pair of Shelby Cobra Roadsters, and his 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, factory built to U.S. specifications and unrestored.
Highlights from this year’s Mecum Auction in Monterey air at 1 p.m. ET. The Monterey auction showcased more than 25 Ferraris, and seven cars sold for $1 million or higher, including a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, which sold for $2.3 million.
Following is the telecast schedule for NBCSN’s Christmas Day Mecum Marathon:
|Fri., December 25||Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee||NBCSN||6:30 a.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis||NBCSN||11 a.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car and Road Art sales hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 26 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit www.mecum.com. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
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