October 10, 2012
Sopwith Motorsports will cooperate with RFD TV to produce and host the new Mecum "Gone Farmin'" antique tractor auction in Davenport, Iowa on November 3rd.
The brainchild of Dan Mecum, this auction will be held at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon starting at 10 am, with a special preview session from 4 to 7 pm Friday afternoon. Mecum has assembled a magnificent array of John Deere, Farmall, Case, International and other tractors manufactured from the early 1900's through the 1960's.
RFD TV debuted the Mecum "Gone Farmin'" televised auction in August with two hours of live coverage to complement their outstanding line-up of rural lifestyle programs. Their crews are experienced hands at producing quality farm and country programming, while Sopwith brings expertise in all things motorized.
Although best known for its work in auto racing, Sopwith Motorsports has production experience in all forms of motorsports including speed boats, collector cars, motorcycles, aerobatic airplanes, tractor pulls, muscle cars, and military aircraft from the First and Second World Wars.
"If it has a motor, we'll cover it," Sopwith CEO Stephen Cox said. "These tractors are time capsules. Some are collector's pieces, some will be used in tractor pulls or other types of motorsports, and some will still be used on the farm. But if it has an engine, we cover it. And the Mecum shows are so much fun. We're looking forward to it."
The broadcast airs live on RFD TV from 11-1pm Central Time on Saturday, November 3rd.