FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS NEARLY 30 HOURS OF MECUM AUCTIONS: KISSIMMEE – WORLD’S LARGEST COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION
Monumental Muscle – More Than 3,000 Vehicles Up For Auction – Coverage from Kissimmee Begins Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
“Some of the most sought-after performance cars ever to hit the market… these cars would be the centerpiece of any collection.” – NBCSN Mecum Auctions Analyst John Kraman
One-of-a-Kind 1961 Chevrolet Corphibian Built For Land and Water Travel
NBC Sports Live Extra to Provide Comprehensive Streaming Coverage of Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee This Weekend
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 20, 2016 – The world’s largest collector car auction will be showcased to a national audience this weekend, as NBC and NBCSN combine to present nearly 30 hours of Mecum Auctions coverage from its iconic Kissimmee Car Auction, beginning tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
This week’s “Monumental Muscle” Mecum auction from Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., features more than 3,000 classic and collector vehicles, including more than 1,000 vehicles from the factories of General Motors. Highlights from this weekend’s auction include:
- Nearly two dozen vehicles from the celebrated Wayne Schmeeckle Muscle Car Collection as part of Friday’s live coverage on NBCSN, beginning at Noon ET, including multiple Yenko Chevrolets and a pair of Baldwin-Motion Phase III Camaros;
- An impressive array of Ferrari’s finest road cars, including a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta, a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytonaand a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC;
- The only 1961 Chevrolet Corphibian prototype ever produced – built for both land and water travel.
NBC and NBCSN will combine to present 29.5 hours of coverage from Kissimmee, beginning with 7.5 hours of coverage tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET. Friday’s coverage features a live six-hour block at noon ET, followed by coverage at 10 p.m. ET. Saturday’s five-hour Mecum Auctions block begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and concludes with six hours of consecutive coverage on Sunday evening at 5 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will stream this week’s Mecum Auctions coverage.
Scott Hoke will host coverage on-site in Kissimmee, alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, and Bill Stephens. Veteran motorsports reporter Rutledge Wood joins this weekend’s Mecum coverage with interview and unique features surrounding this weekend’s auction. Following is NBC Sports Group’s Mecum Auctions telecast schedule from Kissimmee, Fla.
Following are quotes from John Kraman regarding the Wayne Schmeeckle Collection featured at this weekend’s auction:
On the Wayne Schmeeckle collection: “I know of no other collector that really set his standards that high. These are going to be some of the most sought-after performance cars ever to hit the market…any of these cars would be the centerpiece of any collection.”
On the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, recipient of the Thoroughbred Gold Award: “You’ve got a car that has reached the absolute top of the judging food chain. It has done that by virtue of the fact that there are essentially unobtainable pieces on this car…I don’t know of any other Boss 429s that have hit that level.”
On the 1970 Plymouth Superbird: “Perhaps the most important and significant 1970 Plymouth Superbird…it’s the originality of this car that is astonishing…perhaps the best original Superbird on the planet.”
Following is NBC Sports Group’s Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee telecast schedule on NBC and NBCSN:
|Thurs., January 21||Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee*||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee**||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Fri., January 22||Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee||NBCSN||Noon|
|Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee**||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Sat., January 23||Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee*||NBCSN||4:30 p.m.|
|Sun., January 24||Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee**||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Sun., January 31||Best of Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee**||NBC||2 p.m.|
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will stream this weekend’s Olympic winter sports coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–