NBC Sports Group launches new reality series, 'Mecum Dealmakers'by jmaloni
New reality series dovetails off Mecum Auctions, providing behind-the-scenes look at America's biggest collector auto auctions
NBC Sports Group will launch a new reality series - "Mecum Dealmakers" - on Thursday, July 31, at 10 p.m. on NBCSN, providing car enthusiasts with a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the high-intensity world of Mecum Auctions, as collector cars change hands with the smack of an auction gavel.
"Mecum Dealmakers" dovetails off the Mecum Auctions series on NBCSN, and tells the story of president and founder Dana Mecum and his son, Frank Mecum. The father-son tandem works together to manage the high pressure of the auction floor, where buyers and sellers hope to make the deal of a lifetime, often with hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line.
"Mecum Dealmakers" debuts Thursday with the 2014 Houston auction. The debut episode features a 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype on the auction block that was purchased by Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller for more than $7 million, as well as segments with former Houston Rockets owner Charlie Thomas, and NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr., who had his eyes set on a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.
NBC will air an encore presentation of "Mecum Dealmakers" Sunday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m.
"Mecum Auctions is elated to be collaborating with NBCSN to deliver a taste of the collector car auction business to a broader group far beyond the collector car world," said Mecum Auctions' CEO Dave Magers. " 'Mecum Dealmakers' delivers in-depth insight to our existing fanbase who follow the live auctions, and it also serves to expose our hobby, and the Mecum brand, to a whole new audience."
Each 60-minute iteration of the 11-episode series will examine a specific auction from the 2014 Mecum Auctions' season, including both Kansas City auctions, and will air weekly on Thursdays at 10 p.m. on NBCSN.
Mecum Auctions has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for more than 27 years, and offers in excess of 15,000 vehicles per year, making it the leader in collector car and road art auctions throughout the U.S.