I’ve been watching the Mecum Auto Auctions on TV for about a year now. So when I heard the 2012 season was starting of in Kissimmee (a little over an hour away from me) I decided to take a road trip. I didn’t take My ’55 Chevy Bel Air, but instead took my daily driver. It was a nice drive down I-4 and when I arrived at Osceola Heritage Park the weather was perfect. Sunny and not too warm, which was good because rain was in the forecast for Friday.
The lot just inside the front gate was loaded with lots of amazing vehicles. Super Sports, GTX’s, AMX’s, VW’s, Motorhomes and even a completely restored and functioning 1950 Chevrolet Good Humor Ice Cream Truck.
It seemed like I was there for almost an hour and I hadn’t even left the front lot. I was talking with one of the owners who had his car up for auction when he told me there were over 2,000 cars available on the premises. Since I was only there for the day, I figured I better try and move a little quicker so I can see more than just a couple hundred cars.
There were so many different and unique vehicles there, I wanted to see them all. While walking through, I kept saying to myself, “Holy S#!t, there’s a lot of cars here!”. Besides seeing all the cars, I wanted to see some of the action on the auction floor too. Seeing the auction in person is certainly an impressive sight. It gives a whole different perspective and now when I watch on TV, I know how they get all those amazing camera angles.
Seeing the Mecum Auto Auction was quite an experience and I would say if it comes to your town, or within a reasonable driving distance, make the effort and check it out. If you love cars, boats, motorcycles or any type of motor vehicles, you won’t be sorry you made the trip.