Campaign Includes 50-Percent Discount for
Persons Wearing Blackhawks Merchandise
WALWORTH, WI – October 4, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Mecum Auctions and the Chicago Blackhawks have partnered on a special offer for Blackhawk fans attending the Mecum classic and collector car auction at the Schaumburg Convention Center this Oct. 6-8. This event will also include an appearance from the Blackhawks’ street team on Friday, Oct. 7, and has led Mecum Auctions to declare Friday: “Blackhawks Day at Mecum Chicago 2016.”
As Chicagoland’s only annual classic and collector car auction, the event will feature an estimated 1,000 collector cars headlined by American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more, and it is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. This year, fans who attend the auction wearing their favorite Chicago Blackhawks merchandise will be granted a 50-percent discount that can be applied to either bidder registration or spectator tickets.
The 1974 Dodge Monaco “Blackhawks Blues Mobile” will be on-site at the auction Friday morning for “Blackhawks Day at Mecum Chicago 2016,” and the Blackhawks’ street team will be in attendance as well. Getting in the spirit, Mecum representatives including auctioneers, bidder assistants and other Mecum personnel will don official Chicago Blackhawks’ merchandise.
The collaborative efforts of Mecum Auctions and the Chicago Blackhawks will include the charitable auctioning of a Blackhawks Experience Package Friday morning just before the vehicles begin crossing the auction block. The package will include four tickets to a Blackhawks game, dinner in the Ketel One Club with an Ambassador, custom jerseys and a chance to watch warmups from Zamboni Tunnel. Proceeds will benefit Chicago Blackhawks Charities.
Standard-cost spectator tickets are $30 per person, per day with children 12 and younger granted complimentary admission. Bidder registration is $200 at the auction, which includes admission for two guests for all three auction days. For those who wear Chicago Blackhawks gear to the auction, those prices will drop to just $15 for general admission or $100 for bidder registration.
Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning with Road Art at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 and at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8. The cars will begin crossing the auction block at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 and at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8. NBC Sports Network will broadcast a select schedule of auction coverage, and a live stream of the entire auction will be presented at Mecum.com. To view the list of consigned vehicles, to register as a bidder or to consign a car for auction, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.
About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 29 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. 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. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
Mecum Chicago 2016
- Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Drive North, Schaumburg, IL 60173
- Oct. 6-8, 2016
- Admission: $30 per person
- Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
- Auction: Vehicles start at 1 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday with Road Art beginning an hour and a half prior
- TV Schedule (NBCSN): Thursday, Oct. 6 from 7:30 p.m.-midnight (Same Day Delay); Friday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Live); Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Live); Sunday, Oct. 9 from noon-2:30 p.m. (Next Day Delay) and from 8-11 p.m. (Delay)
(All Times Central)
Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.