Mecum Cancels Bloomington Gold Auction

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Mecum has canceled their auction at Bloomington Gold, the annual Corvette event taking place June 27-29 in Champaign, IL. The auction company posted this statement on their website:

As the number of successful auction events on the Mecum calendar continues to grow, the Corvette collecting community has regularly been opting to buy and sell Corvettes at other Mecum auction locations in their respective regions throughout the country as a matter of convenience. Mecum now holds auctions coast to coast all year long, and Corvettes are a significant segment at all Mecum events as witnessed by their results on the block.

Due to these and other variables, interest in the auction held in conjunction with Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA has waned, and subsequently, the auction had to be canceled. This late notice is regrettable, but it is only because of Mecum’s unwillingness to have to take such measures.

Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA will continue to offer its great services with expert judging in Gold, Benchmark and Survivor Certification, hosting a swap meet/vendor area, a car corral and providing top-of-the-line Corvette enthusiast entertainment.

Mecum Auctions will continue to move forward with its core business of hosting world-class auctions throughout the United States and broadcasting them live on network television.

The next classic and collector car auction will be the inaugural sale in Seattle held June 13-14, at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. Headlining the auction is a highly sought-after 1967 Corvette L88 Coupe, one of 20 produced, restored by the Naber Brothers, Bloomington Gold Certified, documented by its tank sticker, and factory equipped with side exhaust.

Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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