Marengo, IL – Mecum is excited to announce its annual Kansas City Auction will feature 500 collector cars and memorabilia up for bid on Dec. 4-5, 2009. The auction has moved to a new location this year at the Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall.

The Mecum Auction team is currently taking consignments for the two-day auction, which will be broadcast for the first time on their television series, “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Communications’ HD Theater. Attendees can be part of the live television audience during the auction, which is open to the general public with tickets available at the gate for $10.

“Our Kansas City Auction is shaping up to be an exciting grand finale to the most unforgettable, historic year we’ve ever had at The Mecum Auction Company,” said President Dana Mecum. “We reached many significant milestones during 2009, the most notable of which was setting the new industry record for the highest price paid for an American car at public auction with the $7.25m Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe. Mecum also celebrated the successful launch of a brand new auction in Monterey, CA, that saw our expert team showcasing their knowledge of high-end classics and exotic cars. We look forward to bringing buyers and sellers out to the large Bartle Hall facility, which is conveniently located in downtown Kansas City, for our December event.”

The Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall is the largest multifaceted structure in Kansas City, MO, that is dedicated to sports and entertainment events and features more than 388,000 square feet of exhibit space on one floor and an arena seating more than 10,000 people.

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 or by calling 815.568.8888.

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