Mecum to Offer Late Rock Star J. Geils Collection of Italian Exotics

John "J" Geils

Eight Vehicles from Legendary Rocker at the
Daytime Auction in Monterey, Aug. 16-19

WALWORTH, WI – August 10, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) “My blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold …” If the ‘80s pop-rock hit “Centerfold” from the J. Geils Band isn’t instantly stuck in your head after reading those lyrics, it would be shocking. Hits pumped out by the J. Geils Band proliferated the memorable decade that was the wild and flamboyant 1980s, including others like “Freeze-Frame,” “Love Stinks” and “(Ain’t Nothin’ But A) House Party.” Lead-guitarist and band namesake John “J.” Geils was passionate about more than music, however, and with his passing in April of this year, his treasured collection of Italian exotic cars and motorcycles is now in search of new caretakers. This Aug. 16-19, these vehicles will find their new homes when they are auctioned off to the highest bidders at the 2017 Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey, California.

All set to cross the auction block on Saturday, Aug. 19, without reserves, the collection includes five iconic cars and three stunning motorcycles. The headlining vehicle of the assemblage is Geils’ gorgeous 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 (Lot S44), which boasts an attractive blue and gray exterior color combination and the original 3.0-liter V-12 engine with 5-speed transmission. Also in the lineup are a 1967 Lancia Flaminia 2.8 3C (Lot S45) and a 1967 Fiat Dino Spyder (Lot S46), to name a few. For the fans of exotic beauty equipped with just two wheels, Geils’ collection includes a 1983 Benelli 900 SEI (Lot S49), a 1976 MV Agusta 125 SS (Lot S50) and a 1970 Ducati 350 Desmo (Lot S51). Also on offer will be five of Geils’ personal racing suits (Lot S52).

1967 Fiat Dino pyder, 2.0L, 5 speed (lot-S46)
1967 Fiat Dino pyder, 2.0L, 5 speed (lot-S46)

Whether you’re an avid listener of ‘70s and ‘80s iconic rock music or a devotee of the fine automotive art that has come from some of the most respected Italian automakers, this collection knocks it out of the park.

1967 Lancia Flaminia 2.8 3C, 2.8L, 4 speed (Lot-S45)
1967 Lancia Flaminia 2.8 3C, 2.8L, 4 speed (Lot-S45)

Mecum’s Daytime Auction in Monterey will include 600 vehicles further headlined by Ferrari LaFerraris, Bugatti Veyrons, a 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita and a 1958 Lister-Jaguar “Knobbly,” to name a few. The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after auction start, and includes admission for two to each auction day. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online once the auction begins; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and at 10 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Portions of the auction will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network with a live stream of the entire auction presented at

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2, S/N 2525 (Lot-S44)
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2, S/N 2525 (Lot-S44)

Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit or call (262) 275-5050.

Auction Schedule
Mecum Monterey 2017, The Daytime Auction

Date: Aug. 16-19, 2017

Location: Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940

Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online once auction starts—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission

Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.

Auction: Vehicles begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and at 10 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-19
(All times Pacific)

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 30 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, Wisconsin. For further information, visit or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook,  Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

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