the Mecum Houston 2012
Inaugural Vehicle Auction of Muscle Cars and More!
Mecum Houston 2012 Auction Driver Participation Experience TachRev Notes Regarding the vehicles “Volunteer Driver“ driven by TachRev.com, et al, during the two day inaugural Houston 2012 Mecum Auction:
The 2-day Houston Mecum 2012 Auction was held on Friday April 13, 2012 and Saturday April, 14 2012. The TachRev.com webmaster drove the very first Vehicle – Lot F1 – across the block (to kickoff the 2-day event).
Friday April 13, 2012
Lot F1 1975 Buick LaSabre Convertible 455 CI, Automatic White
- Indy 500 pace car replica (exterior to exact specifications)
- Balanced 455 CI with high performance cam
- 25,000 miles on engine
- Original upholstery
- Exterior paint five years old
- Good tires
- Extremely fast
Drivers View as the first vehicle Lot F1 of the 2012 Houston Mecum Auction waiting its' turn on stage for the vehicle bidding to begin.
First the the initial "Auction Starters: 30 minutes prior to vehicles daily for Road Art" has to come to a close. Bidding for Road Art, aka: Neon, Signage, Collectables, and other Automotive SWAG (seen here) is almost completed. Other Road Art auction offerings continued throughout various times of the 2-Day auction event. " Two Road Art items will be offered per hour during vehicle run hours" was the information given on the Mecum website.
My blurry cell-phone photo taken just moments before accepting the call to bring vehicles to the auction block. How does one drive the 1st vehicle (or any others) across the auction block? Simply by volunteering ahead of time and by showing up early.
A group of us waiting volunteers sprang to action, and the auction controlled chaos began. If you get the chance - and have the time - I recommend you volunteer for an upcoming Mecum Auction event nearest your location. It was lots of fun and a lot of people from all areas of interests were in attendance. In my experience: The Mecum Auction Staff made the activity enjoyable and continually demonstrated their appreciation for the efforts of all of the volunteers and clubs assisting the event.
An obviously nicer/clearer image of this same vehicle used to pre-auction advertise Lot No. F-1. Once this 1st vehicle rolled across the block; the fluid motion of the Mecum Houston 2012 auction, bidding activity, and the movement of 600+ auction vehicles began!
|This information taken from volunteer participation in the live auction, the televised episodes and Mecum website. No claims or warranties are made here regarding any of the conditions, descriptions or vehicles.|
|Per Mecum: “As Is Where Is” & “Information found on the website is presented as advance information for the auction lot. Photos, materials for videos, descriptions and other information are provided by the consignor/seller and is deemed reliable, but Mecum Auction does not verify, warrant or guarantee this information. The lot and information presented at auction on the auction block supersedes any previous descriptions or information. Mecum is not responsible for information that may be changed or updated prior to the auction. The decision to purchase should be based solely on the buyers personal inspection of the lot at the auction site prior to the auction. “|
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