The Mecum Experience – Anaheim 2014
If I am flipping-through-the-channels and I happen across a car auction, I just set the remote down. I’m just a car geek, especially for classic cars. Several years ago, I passed this affliction on to my Father. Now, when I visit, he has hours of different car shows, from auctions to fixing, discovering, selling and more. One of our favorites is the Mecum actions. Recently, they made their annual stop at the Anaheim Convention Center, and we both headed over to check it out. The layout for the auction/show was massive, and we lost count of the cars. Although, all said and done, the iPhone 6 measured over 6,000 steps taken while there – that’s almost 3 miles.
As we worked our way down to the auction block, a very nice 1960 DeSoto was up. This was an unusual car, having an after-market conversion as convertible. DeSoto did not make a convertible in 1960, but this custom job looked straight out of the factory.
The show was a lot of fun. There was a wide variety of cars to see, and lots of head-turners. Admission was reasonable, just $20 per person. If you are a car-geek too, definitely look at the Mecum schedule and, if you can make it work out, plan on attending an auction/show yourself. Over three days, hundreds of cars cross the auction block, here are some of the ones I thought were the most cool.