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NBC Sports Group presents season premiere of 'Mecum Dealmakers'

by jmaloni


Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:00 pm

Reality series dovetails off Mecum Auctions, providing behind-the-scenes look at America's biggest auto auctions

Second season premieres Thursday at 10 p.m. and features Kissimmee auction; highlights include rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis and his 1959 Harley Davidson

NBC Sports Group presents the season premiere of the original reality series "Mecum Dealmakers" this Thursday, July 30 (10 p.m. ET), on NBCSN. The episode highlights this year's Kissimmee auction, which generated nearly $70 million in auction sales.

Entering its second season, "Mecum Dealmakers" provides 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 of 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.

Highlights from Thursday's season premiere include a 1959 Harley-Davidson FLH motorcycle owned by rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis, who also attended the auction and helped sell his motorcycle with a live rendition of "Great Balls of Fire." In addition, the episode will showcase vehicles from the storied Wellborn Musclecar Museum Collection, with his 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona approaching the $1 million mark.

Each 60-minute iteration of the seven-episode series will examine a specific auction from the 2015 Mecum Auctions season. Episodes air weekly on NBCSN, concluding with "Mecum Dealmakers: Monterey" on Thursday, Sept. 10. 

Mecum Auctions has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for more than 27 years and offers more than 15,000 vehicles per year, making it the leader in collector car and road art auctions throughout the U.S.

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