the Mecum Houston 2012

Inaugural Vehicle Auction of Muscle Cars and More!

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Images of the April 13th & April 14th 2012 Reliant Center Mecum Auction, Houston Texas (below).

Mecum Houston 2012 Auction Driver Participation Experience TachRev Notes Regarding the vehicles “Volunteer Driver“ driven by, et al, during the two day inaugural Houston 2012 Mecum Auction:

During the two day event, over 600 vehicles were reported registered and crossed the auction block. Mecum stated the 2012 Houston Auction grossed $18 million in sales. The majority of the “unsung” behind the scenes Auction personnel were local Houston volunteers and many Houston area car club member volunteers (such as HACC – Houston Area Chevrolet Club).

The webmaster volunteered 14+ hours each of the two days, driving more than 25 auction vehicles.
Many of those vehicles were on the flyer marketing for the auction, and others were listed on the Mecum website. Some of all of those vehicles were televised on the Velocity Channel. Although the majority of vehicles were - unseen on television - part of the live auction activity and Auction Lots.

The webmaster drove the very first Vehicle – Lot F1 – across the block (to kickoff the 2-day event) of the Mecum Houston 2012 auction:
(Lot F1 Page Link)

The 2-day Houston Mecum 2012 Auction cell phone camera photos shown here were taken before the activity began each day; prior to the broadcasts and auctioning; of the vehicles by the webmaster. Note: Although the image quality is poor, they are included here for those interested in the behind-the-scenes activities of a Mecum Auction event; and for those who would like to volunteer at upcoming events. Enjoy.

Friday April 13, 2012

Above: This was my initial view at 7am. The calm before the auction. These two rebodied Custom Chevrolet Camaro's are made to look like vintage Pontiacs: 1977-78-79 Trans Am 'Bandit's and a 1969 GTO 'Judge'.

Above: Another angle of the two rebodied Custom Chevrolet Camaro's made to look like vintage Pontiacs: 1977-78-79 Trans Am 'Bandit's and a 1969 GTO 'Judge'.

Above: More walking around killing some free time. Taking it all in before the auction.

Above: Note the MECUM banners hanging from the rafters.

Above: Waiting on the Drivers Meeting to begin. Everything seemingly in its' proper place. The calm before the auction.

Above: This is another image of the calm before the auction. Note the open door on the right. It was the point of entry to the "Drivers Room". See the next page for some of the pre-auction drivers meeting images.

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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