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‘King of NASCAR’ Richard Petty visits with fans at Mecum Auction in Harrisburg – PennLive

‘King of NASCAR’ Richard Petty visits with fans at Mecum Auction in Harrisburg – PennLive
03 Aug

Richard Petty is not one to shy away from autograph sessions.

“The King of NASCAR” spent several hours with fans Friday at the Mecum Auctions at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. The auction of historic cars runs through Aug. 3.

Two cars – a 1970 Plymouth Superbird and 1971 Plymouth Road Runner – both once driven by Petty, are among the cars being auctioned off during the event. The cars are part of a collection of historical race cars.

Mecum has said the Road Runner could fetch between $1 million and $1.5 million. During the auction about 1,200 cars will be available, many of them rare, historic and extremely valuable.

You don’t have to be a bidder or seller to come to Mecum Harrisburg. The event is open to spectators, with doors opening at 8 a.m. each day. Spectator tickets are $20 in advance and $30 day-of. Children 12 years old and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased purchased online at or at the door.

If you do want to bid, you’ll have to register online at Registration fee includes two admission tickets for all four days of the auction event.

It’s more than just cars though, the auction will also feature lots filled with road art including the Curt Cunningham Neon Collection and numerous Coca-Cola collectibles.

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In the Farm Show Complex parking lot, Dodge Thrill Rides will be in operation through Saturday with access included with the price of admission.

Can’t make Mecum but want to see the action go down? The auction will be broadcast on NBC Sports. Here’s a listing of when it’ll be on air:

  • Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 2 (same day, but delayed)
  • 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Aug. 2 (same day, but delayed)
  • 6-10:30 a.m. Aug. 3 (re-air)
  • 3-5 p.m. Aug. 3 (same day, but delayed)
  • 7:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 3 (same day, but delayed)
  • 6-8:30 a.m. Aug. 4 (re-air)
  • 9-11 p.m. Aug. 4 (next day)
  • 2-5 p.m. Aug. 8 (re-air)

Find NBC Sports Network: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, Sling

MECUM AUCTIONS HARRISBURG 2019 DETAILS: 8 a.m. gates July 31-Aug. 3 at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Cost: $20 advance, $30 day-of. Free for children 12 years old and younger.



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