Mecum Classic and Collector Car Auction Added to Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

Mecum Classic and Collector Car Auction Added to Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

08.04.2021: October 15-17 The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival announced it will add a Mecum Auctions live collector car auction on Oct. 15-16 to its ever-expanding lineup of special activities in the “Scenic City” along the Tennessee River.

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The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival announced it will add a Mecum Auctions live collector car auction on Oct. 15-16 to its ever-expanding lineup of special activities in the “Scenic City” along the Tennessee River.



The Festival, which had a successful debut in 2019, returns for its second event on Oct. 15-17, 2021.




The auction, hosted by Mecum—the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales—will be held at the 100,000-square-foot Chattanooga Convention Center and is slated to feature an estimated 600 vintage and collectible cars crossing the auction block over the two days (Oct. 15 and 16), with offerings ranging from classics and muscle cars to Corvettes, race cars, customs, high-end exotics and more.



“We are excited to have Mecum Auctions join the Festival this year,” said Ken Gross, Festival Concours Chairman. “The cars that are expected to be on the auction block are outstanding examples of what car collectors look for. It should be a dynamic event.”



“Chattanooga’s downtown is an excellent setting for any large-scale event, especially a car-centric one like the Motorcar Festival,” said Mecum Chief Operating Officer Sam Murtaugh. “Mecum is thrilled to be getting in on the action and excitement already associated with the festival with the aim of ticking it up a few notches with fast-paced auction action. The addition of a Mecum auction will undoubtedly be celebrated by all in attendance, and it will be a welcome new adventure for the entire Mecum team.”



More details on the auction can be found by visiting Mecum.com, which will also feature a list of vehicles to be offered along with photos and information on each. To consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit Mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.



Other new events planned for the 2021 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival include concerts, wheel-to-wheel racing on a new track currently under construction, and multiple celebrity appearances throughout the weekend. As it did in its inaugural year in 2019, the Festival will focus on vehicles of all types, and experiences that engage, excite and entertain the entire family.

 
 

 
 

About Mecum Auctions:




The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for more than 30 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month.


The company today has expanded its catalog of offerings to include a wide array of collectibles encompassing entry-level to investment-grade classic and collector cars, vintage and antique motorcycles, signs and memorabilia items like gas pumps, pedal cars and clocks, and even collector-grade tractors and farm relics.



Mecum Auctions is headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin, and since 2011 has been ranked No. 1 in the world with number of collector cars offered at auction, No. 1 in the world with number of collector cars sold at auction, No. 1 in the U.S. with number of auction venues, No. 1 in the U.S. in total dollar volume of sales, and is host to the world's largest collector car auction held annually in Kissimmee, Florida, as well as the world’s largest motorcycle auction held annually in Las Vegas.




About Chattanooga Motorcar Festival:



Proceeds from the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival support neuroscience research through Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, Inc. Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, Inc. has been raising funds since 2011 through a racing team called Highway to Help. This team was started by Byron DeFoor and Brian Johnson of AC/DC. They formed this team to participate in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Johnson shared the passion for a cure for this disease because Malcolm Young of AC/DC, who started the band, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Malcolm passed away in 2017.



Byron DeFoor is active in the nursing home industry. He is very aware of the toll this disease takes on families across the nation, so he and Johnson have continued to raise money through Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, Inc. Approaching 10 years in Alzheimer’s and neuroscience support, Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, Inc. partners with Chattanooga Motorcar Festival to bring that support to a local level and fund research that will help find a cure.




Judy Stropus- logos Chattanooga and Mecum

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