Mecum’s Weekly Reader

Thanksgiving’s over – now make some money & have some fun!

Call Today, Monday, or Tuesday – there’s still time to enter a car or pre-register to bid!

Mecum’s FALL K.C. DREAM CLASSIC is this next weekend, December 3-5 at the BTC Exhibit Hall, 1775 Universal Avenue (I-435, Exit Front Street (exit 57), North to Universal Avenue.), Kansas City, MO.

Mecum has conducted successful auctions in Kansas City for over 15 years! This event is the standard Read More

Press Release: Vehicle Donations Have Better Write-Off Before December 31, 2004

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — For months charities and organizations have been fighting against a piece of legislation diminishing taxpayer’s ability to write-off the Fair Market Value of a donated vehicle. In an effort to lessen taxpayer’s deductions by 2.3 billion dollars over the next 10 years, the new legislation will be law on January 1, 2005.

The new law states that taxpayers will no longer be able to write-off the vehicle’s fair market value but rather the vehicle’s Read More

Press Release: IRS Ups Mileage Deduction

This year’s tax deduction for business mileage is going up to 40.5 cents, according to Runzheimer International. The Wisconsin-based consultants say the new rate, effective on January 1, is a 3-cent increase from last year’s rate of 37.5 cents. The consulting firm recommends the yearly writeoff to the Internal Revenue Service based on operation costs. Ted Schuerman, Director of Research & Client Service within Government Services at Runzheimer International, says that, “although fuel costs spiked to their highest point of Read More

Press Release: The Quail Spring Rally 2005

A Motorcycle Journey on the edge of the Pacific while experiencing Californias lifestyle to its fullest!


The Inaugural Quail Spring Rally:
Four days and nights of visual delight and personal indulgence to celebrate the springs mild awakening along the California coastline with some of the finest motorcycles in the world. This inaugural Rally will leave its participants with a memorable experience and the satisfaction of having supported a good cause.

Accommodations at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Read More

Press Release: Mustang Engineer to Take Over Ford Advanced Product Creation

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Friday named the engineer who oversaw development of its 2005 Mustang sports car as head of advanced product creation. He will replace Chris Theodore, who retires Dec. 1.

Hau Thai-Tang, who will start his new job Dec. 1, also will head the Special Vehicle Team (SVT). He led the development and launch of the 2001 Mustang GT, Mustang Cobra and Bullitt Mustang GT models, Ford said in a statement.

Theodore, vice president Read More

Mercedes-Benz, Saks Fifth Avenue and the CLS500

The Saks’ “The Gift” 2004 holiday catalogue features the sexy 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 “four-door coupe,” a European Delivery Rally Tour (pick the car up in Germany at the factory and cruise around Europe…the car will later be shipped to the winning bidder’s home), and a trunk full of luxury travel items that include brands such as Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, and Michelle Watches.

This holiday package will be auctioned through Saks’ “The Gift” 2004 holiday catalogue beginning on November Read More

Jaguar Racing Club’s final newsletter

(Letter addressed to newsletter recipient)

As you will be aware, Red Bull, the Austrian energy drink company, has bought the Jaguar Racing F1 team just hours before the deadline for entering a team in next year’s F1 World Championship.

The deal safeguards 340 jobs at the team’s Milton Keynes HQ and means there will be 10 teams on the F1 grid next season, which is great news for the sport.

The new Red Bull team will use engines made by Read More

2005 Tour de Espana Information

The 21-C scenery of the Olympic Stadium of Sevilla has welcomed the start of the 6th,Tour de España. During their tour, the cars could also visit the oldest Spanish bullring in Ronda. They could also, among others, admire the skills of the Spanish architects who rebuilt the new Alvaro Domecq Romero property as original, but with a hint of modernity…

The start was given on 15 October from the Stadium. An enthusiastic beginning with experienced drivers offering rookie-style first Read More

Car Guy Tour Announces Dates

The Car Guy Tour was founded in 1998 as a way for enthusiasts to get up-close and hands-on with the Italian Automotive Design, Manufacturing and Restoration industries.

I hope you will plan to join me March 20th – 30th for perhaps the most fun you’re going to have in your whole life! Maserati enthusiasts will be treated to some very special moments.

The “Car Guy Tour” is so much fun that some people have taken the tour two and three Read More

47 Exotic Cars Destroyed in Fire

A dramatic fire at the Ferrari-Maserati dealership Munsterhuis in Holland, saw nearly fifty rare and valuable exotic sportscars literally going up on smoke.

Sunday afternoon saw the prestige dealership, which also includes Jeep and Konigsegg franchises, suffer a fire which quickly took grip.

Fifty six cars out of the total stock of sixty were burnt to a cinder. The majority of them, forty seven in all, were exotic sportscars. Twenty seven Ferraris were destroyed.

Current models destroyed include the 360 Read More