July 2, 2012
The Mecum Auction from Des Moines is one of the most relaxing, enjoyable auction experiences. And the TV show is downright fun.
The Des Moines show brings affordable muscle and collector cars to the average buyer as perhaps no other auction in America can do. The high-end, multi-million dollar auctions are great, but they're a different beast entirely. They draw a different demographic. As wonderful as they are to experience, they do tend to reduce the average car enthusiast to a spectator rather than a buying or selling participant.
And that is the beauty of Des Moines. The show will certainly feature some high-end cars, but amazing muscle cars and collector automobiles in the $20,000-$60,000 range will dominate the weekend. If you want to see realistic, average-guy muscle cars in an up-close forum, Des Moines is the place to be.
The auction will be carried live on Velocity network on July 20 and 21 from the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Stephen Cox, Scott Hoke, John Kraman and Bill Stephens will host more than 8 hours of live coverage from the auction throughout the weekend. Cars on the broadcast include a 1959 Ford Galaxie Sunliner, a 1970 Camaro RS Z28 and a 1969 Shelby GT 350.