FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 9th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS RETURN OF LIVE MECUM AUCTIONS WITH 30-PLUS HOURS OF COVERAGE FROM INDIANAPOLIS ON NBCSN
Auction Block Includes Bill Holland’s 1949 Indianapolis 500-Winning Car, the Richard Welkowitz Estate Collection, and Shelby Mustangs and Cobras from the John Atzbach Collection
Nearly 2,500 Vehicles Up for Auction – Live Coverage from Indiana State Fairgrounds Begins Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App to Provide Comprehensive Streaming Coverage of Indianapolis Auction
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 9, 2020 – NBC Sports will showcase more than 30 hours of Mecum Auctions’ Indianapolis auction – Dana Mecum’s 33rd Original Spring Classic – over eight days on NBCSN, beginning Saturday, at 12:30 p.m. ET, as live Mecum Auctions return in 2020.
The nine-day auction from Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind., will feature nearly 2,500 classic and collector vehicles, including Bill Holland’s 1949 Indianapolis 500-winning car, the Richard Welkowitz Estate Collection and Shelby Mustangs and Cobras, highlighted by the 1965 Shelby GT350R Prototype, which was the first-ever Shelby R-Model competition car built, from the John Atzbach Collection.
Other highlighted vehicles that will pass the auction block include: a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS that was owned by late-night talk show host David Letterman, 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster, the only GT Roadster to race at Le Mans, a 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupe that was owned by famed actor Tony Curtis, and a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible. Other vehicles up for auction include world-class drag cars, top-shelf vintage American muscle cars, Porsches, Ferraris, IndyCars and more.
NBCSN will present more than 30 hours of coverage from Indianapolis, beginning with a nearly two-hour live window Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, followed by 3.5 hours of coverage at 7:30 p.m. ET. On Thursday, NBCSN will present eight consecutive hours of coverage at 7 p.m. ET. Two hours of live coverage on Friday will begin at 12 p.m. ET on NBCSN and continue with 1.5 hours at 6 p.m. ET.
Next weekend’s 10.5 hours of coverage on NBCSN will begin on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET with a 2.5-hour window of live coverage, followed by four hours at 11 p.m. ET, and concludes on Sunday with four hours of coverage starting at 9 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 Mecum Auctions coverage.
Scott Hoke will host coverage on-site in Indianapolis, alongside analysts John Kraman and Stephen Cox, and reporters Bill Stephens and Katie Osborne. For the first time, viewers will be able to ‘Bid Now’ on cars crossing the auction block on https://www.mecum.com/. Buyers and sellers in attendance at the Indiana State Fairgrounds will follow health and safety protocol put into place by Mecum Auctions. Complete details can be found here.
Following is NBC Sports’ Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis telecast schedule on NBCSN:
|Sat., July 11||Mecum Auctions – Indianapolis||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions – Indianapolis#||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Sun., July 12||Mecum Auctions – Indianapolis#||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Thurs., July 16||Mecum Auctions – Indianapolis#||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Fri., July 17||Mecum Auctions – Indianapolis||NBCSN||12 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions – Indianapolis#||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
|Sat., July 18||Mecum Auctions – Indianapolis||NBCSN||12 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions – Indianapolis#||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Sun., July 19||Mecum Auctions – Indianapolis#||NBCSN||9 p.m.|