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Mecum Auction in Harrisburg: NASCAR to rare muscle cars on the auction block – PennLive

Mecum Auction in Harrisburg: NASCAR to rare muscle cars on the auction block – PennLive
01 Aug

Hundreds of collector cars are hitting the auction block in Harrisburg starting on July 31.

Mecum Auctions Harrisburg is back for another year offering car aficionados the opportunity to bid on 1,200 rare, beautiful and famous gems of the automobile world.

Headlining the auction is the Todd Werner Collection, which features a selection of investment-grade, historic race cars from the likes of “Dandy Dick” Landy, Sox & Martin, “Dyno Don” Nicholson, Hayden Proffitt and “The King,” Richard Petty.

Top cars offered from the Werner Collection are two Richard Petty NASCAR icons: the 1970 Plymouth Superbird (Lot S96) built to lure Richard Petty back to Plymouth for the 1970 NASCAR season and the 1971 Plymouth Road Runner NASCAR (Lot S100) that won the 1971 NASCAR Grand National Championship.

Other vehicles from the Werner collection, set to be sold mostly at no reserve on Saturday, Aug. 3, include the 1970 AHRA GT1 World Championship-winning 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Sox & Martin Drag Car (Lot S102), a factory-backed, 427 “Cammer” 1965 Mercury Comet (Lot S130) driven by Hayden Proffitt, and the Dick Landy-raced 1964 Dodge 330 Hemi-Charger A/FX (Lot S109), considered by some to be the first “funny car.”

Another first, the very first L88 Corvette, is also slated to cross the auction block. The 1967 convertible (Lot S90) was campaigned by Tony DeLorenzo in 1967 and is the only tuxedo black example built that year. Other main attractions include a rotisserie-restored, concours-condition 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S93), bearing Shelby No. 1807.

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. In addition to the road art sale, there’ll be autograph sessions with Richard Petty, the NASCAR legend who won more than 200 races during his career in the sport.


The auction will also have Dodge Thrill Rides during the show. You can see the thrill ride in action in the video below.

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You don’t have to be a bidder or seller to come to Mecum Harrisburg, which takes place in the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. 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 If you register before July 30 it costs $100, if you register after that date it’ll be $200. That registration fee includes two admission tickets for all four days of the auction event.

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:

  • 1:30-5 p.m. July 31 (live)
  • Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 1 (live)
  • 12:30-3 a.m. Aug. 2 (re-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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