1,000 Collector Cars to be Auctioned at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, October 8-10, 2015
September 22, 2015 – Meet Chicago Northwest, the official destination marketing organization for Chicago’s northwest region, welcomes Mecum’s Chicago Auction, one of the largest auto auctions in the U.S. The Mecum Chicago auction returns to the Schaumburg Convention Center, October 8-10 and features an estimated 1,000 collector cars headlined by American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more.
The auction is open to buyers, sellers, and spectators. Bidder registration is $100; general admission tickets are available in advance and at the gate for $25. Children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.
The Mecum Chicago auction is Chicagoland’s only collector and classic car auction. Doors open each day at 8 a.m. The auction begins on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m., and at 10 a.m. on both Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10.
Main attractions at this year’s event include four classic Pontiacs including an original, unrestored 1969 Ram Air III Firebird Trans Am, one of only 697 built and one of just 14 with Parchment Paper interior; a frame-off concours-restored 1970 GTO Judge Ram Air IV with a matching-numbers 400/370hp engine and rare factory black-on-black color combination; and a 1970 GTO Judge that features a 400/366hp engine, four-speed transmission and 19 factory options.
NBC Sports Network will broadcast a total of 20 hours of auction coverage, and a live stream of the entire auction will be presented at Mecum.com. Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list of consignments, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for the Chicago auction, visit www.mecum.com or call 262- 275-5050.
About Mecum Auctions
The Mecum Auction Company, specializing in the sale of collector cars for 28 years, is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call 262- 275-5050.
About Meet Chicago Northwest
Meet Chicago Northwest represents eight communities in Chicago’s northwest region as the official destination marketing organization for this area. Meet Chicago Northwest is the first convention bureau in Illinois to earn the prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) accreditation developed by Destination Marketing Association International. www.ChicagoNorthwest.com.