Hooniverse is going to the Mecum auction this weekend!

This is seriously for sale this weekend – and I WANT IT!

That’s right friends, it is time to experience one of these super auctions first hand. My bags are packed, pre-flight…zero hour is 8am. I am heading to Kissimmee, FL this weekend to see how these events shake down. The folks at Mecum have generously provided me with a press pass, but as an added wrinkle I will be looking at the event through the eye of someone who is looking to buy some classic American iron. Well… not directly.
I have been invited by a father and son duo that I have known since I was in 7th grade. The father is looking to come home with a view vehicles and some memorabilia for his garage. The chance to attend an auction and be pseudo-part of the bidding process is an exciting prospect. I look forward to sharing my stories with you when I return.
Here are a few of the interesting items up for bid this weekend:
Hardtop convertible!

A classic car hauler

1 of only 100 produced factory lightweight drag pack 2009 Chargers

"Hey fun boys…surf's…way up"

Crude Caption 1: If I get arrested this weekend, destroy the tail pipes… Crude Caption 2: Mecum? Yes

This is just a small sample of the awesomeness crossing the auction block this weekend. You can watch the action live this weekend on the Discovery Channel or HD Theather (AKA Fancy-Awesome Discovery).
For more information on the auction, head to the Mecum website.

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  1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

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  2. om_nom_de_plume Avatar

    Car Hauler FTW! I want something like that someday! tasty COE goodness.

    1. joshuman Avatar

      I agree. That thing is gorgeous.

  3. skitter Avatar

    Talk about 'room for an engine swap' in that buggy.

  4. CptSevere Avatar

    I know that those aren't the right tires and wheels for that drag Charger, but I'd love to see it light them up. I'm guessing they'd last maybe ten seconds.

    1. rwb Avatar
      rwb

      First thing I thought. I would love to mash it and burn those trailer donuts until they weren't there.

      1. rwb Avatar
        rwb

        once it, y'know, has an engine.

        1. CptSevere Avatar

          Right. Engines are nice to have for that.

  5. P161911 Avatar

    I've seen #22 up there vintage racing at Road Atlanta. I believe that it was running a 360 or so at the time. Road racing winged Mopar!

  6. Tomsk Avatar

    Dad and I will be watching, just as we did Barrett-Jackson last week.

  7. RSDeuce Avatar

    It is mandatory that I get a chance to attend something like this in my lifetime…

  8. citroen67 Avatar

    That car hauler is the beeeeeeezzz!
    And if I happen to win the power ball lotto in the next few days…I will go and bid on that Superbird…and the whole rest of that garage that it is parked in!!!

  9. discontinuuity Avatar
    discontinuuity

    That's a nice Überbird clone : )

    1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      Color is off though…

  10. engineerd Avatar

    That car hauler should pull in a nice bid. Vintage Motorsport has been talking about how the new trend in the vintage racing world is to have a car hauler of similar vintage as the race car. In fact, some races have special parking for period-correct haulers.

  11. skaycøg Avatar

    I would take the '57 Swallowtop.

  12. Target29 Avatar

    I first thought that was the Monkeemobile, but Google (and Wickepedia) has made me see the error of my ways…
    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a2/Monkeemobile2.jpg/180px-Monkeemobile2.jpg&quot; style="width: 180px; height: 120px; border: 0" alt="imgTag" />

  13. Target29 Avatar

    Great Memorabilia as well
    <img src="http://www.mecum.com/auctions/FL0110/FL0110-89512/consign/FL0110-89512_consign.jpg&quot; style="width: 180px; height: 135px; border: 0" alt="imgTag" />

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