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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
STEVE MCQUEEN’S “BULLITT” MUSTANG HIGHLIGHTS NBC SPORTS’ 30-PLUS HOURS OF COVERAGE OF MECUM AUCTIONS: KISSIMMEE – WORLD’S LARGEST COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION TO KICK OFF 2020
1968 Ford Mustang GT, Driven by Steve McQueen in “Bullitt” to Hit Auction Block for First Time Ever
More Than 3,500 Vehicles Up For Auction – Live Coverage from Kissimmee Begins Today at 12 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App to Provide Comprehensive Streaming Coverage of Kissimmee Auction
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 7, 2020 – NBC Sports will showcase more than 30 hours of Mecum Auctions’ Kissimmee auction – the world’s largest annual collector-car auction – this week on NBCSN, beginning today, at 12 p.m. ET, as Mecum Auctions returns to Kissimmee, Fla., for its annual 10-day, 3,500-car auction, to kick off the 2020 season.
The 10-day auction from Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., will feature more than 3,500 classic and collector vehicles ranging from entry-level collectibles to multimillion-dollar auctions, headlined by the iconic 1968 Ford Mustang GT “Bullitt,” the exact car driven by Steve McQueen in the acclaimed 1968 film “Bullitt.” The Bullitt will be auctioned off live Friday on NBCSN during the 1 p.m. ET hour.
Other highlighted vehicles that will pass the auction block for close to or more than $1 million include: a 1966 Superformance Ford GT40 Mkll, the Ken Miles car from recent film “Ford v Ferrari,” a 1968 Challenger 2 Streamliner, a 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster, and a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible, among others. Other vehicles up for auction include world-class drag cars, top-shelf vintage American muscle cars, McLarens, Porsches, Shelbys, Ferraris, Mustangs and more.
NBCSN will present more than 30 hours of coverage from Kissimmee, beginning with a six-hour live window today at 12 p.m. ET, followed by six hours of live coverage tomorrow at noon ET, and six hours of live coverage on Thursday beginning at noon ET. On Friday, NBCSN will present three hours of live coverage at 12 p.m. ET and two hours of coverage at 5 p.m. ET. Weekend coverage on NBCSN will begin on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET with a 3.5 window of coverage, and will continue on Sunday with five hours of coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – 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 and Stephen Cox, and reporters Bill Stephens and Katie Osborne.
Following is NBC Sports’ Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee telecast schedule on NBCSN:
|Tues., January 7||Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee||NBCSN||12 p.m.|
|Wed., January 8||Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee||NBCSN||12 p.m.|
|Thurs., January 9||Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee||NBCSN||12 p.m.|
|Fri., January 10||Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee||NBCSN||12 p.m.|
|Fri., January 10||Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee#||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Sat., January 11||Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee#||NBCSN||4:30 p.m.|
|Sun., January 12||Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee^||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
MECUM AUCTIONS ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of the 2018 Mecum Auctions season 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.
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