Mecum adds late-August live auction in Florida to annual schedule

Kissimmee 2020 Summer Special expected to attract 1,000 collector cars

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Dana Mecum celebrates another high bid during a recent auction | Mecum Auctions

Mecum Auctions will hold a new summer collector car auction on August 27-29 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, where the company holds its world’s-biggest such sale every January. Named the Kissimmee 2020 Summer Special, the live auction is expected to attract about 1,000 cars, according to Mecum.

“While Mecum is excited to host the August auction as a live, in-person event, remote bidding options are available, and the focus on-site will be on the safety of everyone in attendance,” the auction company said in news release referencing the ongoing pandemic that has caused the cancellation or postponement of collector car auctions around the world.

Dana Mecum, in announcing the additional event, said the company decided to hold it at Kissimmee because of its familiarity with the venue.

“We want to be somewhere where we’re very familiar with the grounds,” Mecum explained. “In Kissimmee, everyone that runs those grounds is familiar with us – it’s all like one team … and once we get to the event, we want to do what we do: we want you to be able to buy and sell cars.”

The Osceola fairgrounds also will provide ample space for social distancing and other COVID safety measures during the three-day sale, the news release adds, with telephone and online bidding available.

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“Osceola’s massive 200-acre grounds will ensure ample space for both the vehicles and those in attendance to spread out safely while also utilizing the added sanitizing stations and available PPE products as deemed necessary,” Mecum said.

For more information, visit the auction website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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