October 29, 2012
Voila! After four hours of enjoyable motoring, one Starbucks Refresher and half a can of barbecue Pringles, I arrived in St. Charles, Illinois for last weekend's Mecum auto auction in abundantly high spirits. I'm telling you, driving is the only way to go. Not once was I ordered to put my seat back in the upright and locked position, nor was I scanned, groped or violated.
September 17, 2012
I have figured out what is wrong with America’s youth. They don’t race slot cars anymore.
The Mecum muscle car auction in Dallas last weekend offered perhaps the best parade of Ford Mustangs in recent memory; certainly the finest I've seen at an auction in the last two years.
I'd like you to conduct an experiment. Go to your local racetrack this weekend. Makes no difference if it's a drag strip, oval or road course, big or small. Just go.
July 23, 2012
Okay, I'm sitting in my hotel room after the auction last weekend jamming to Heart (“Crazy on You”) and it occurs to me how much I really love the Mecum Auto Auction held in Des Moines.
June 24, 2012
Okay, I’m becoming a fan of this whole vintage racing thing.
Years ago, vintage racing began with a handful of guys who had old cars but were afraid to drive them. Now it’s exploded and the competition level is insane.
The 25th edition of Mecum's Spring Classic was held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds last week, producing high-dollar sales on some of the most desirable automobiles in the world. Most of those sales made perfect sense. A couple of them surprised me. Read More
Have you ever wondered what it was like to drive a production-based sportscar in the golden era of American road racing? Me too. And now I know. Read More