MARENGO, ILLINOIS – Mecum Auctions is excited to announce an amazing lineup of more than 1,750 collector cars offered to enthusiasts at the 23rd annual Dana Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction, May 19-23, 2010, in Indianapolis, Ind.
“From Le Mans-winning Corvettes to rare muscle cars, the quality and variety of collectible vehicles at our upcoming Original Spring Classic Auction is incredible,” said President Dana Mecum. “We have experienced tremendous response and growth to our flagship spring event over the years, and we are excited to give enthusiasts a chance to add a new favorite automobile to their collections.”
Included in the vehicle lineup is a pair of 2003 Chevrolet Corvette C5-R race cars. Two of only 11 C5-Rs built, the C5-R #50 chassis 8 car and the C5-R #53 chassis 9 car each raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year, placing second and third. Continuing the cars’ motorsports heritage, the #53 vehicle was driven and wrecked by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a practice lap at Infineon Raceway in 2004.
Mecum will also offer the first Corvette to be raced by legendary driver Bob Johnson – a 1966 big block known as “the 8 ball car,” which has been featured in several automotive magazines over the years.
To view a complete list of vehicles, visit www.Mecum.com. Mecum will also offer a variety of collectible neon signs, which have grown in both popularity and value and make great additions to game rooms, home garages and businesses.
The Original Spring Classic Auction, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, will be broadcast live on Mecum’s popular television series, “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on HD Theater – Discovery Communications’ first 24-hour high-definition cable network, offering compelling real-world and motorized content. The auction will take place in the Toyota Blue Ribbon Pavilion, with tickets available at the door for $15-20.
The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 22 years, now offering more than 5,000 collector cars per year. Consignment, bidder, event and accommodation information is available online at www.Mecum.com.