Reality Series Dovetails Off Mecum Auctions, Providing Behind-The-Scenes Look at America’s Biggest Auto Auctions
Second Season Premieres on Thursday, July 30 at 10 p.m. ET Features Kissimmee Auction
Highlights Include Rock n’ Roll Legend Jerry Lee Lewis and His 1959 Harley Davidson, and the Tim Wellborn Musclecar Museum Collection
STAMFORD, Conn. — July 27, 2015 – NBC Sports Group presents the season premiere of the original reality series, Mecum Dealmakers, this Thursday, July 30 at 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 Thursday nights at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN, concluding with Mecum Dealmakers:Monterey on Sept. 10. Mecum Auctions has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for over 27 years, and offers more than 15,000 vehicles per year, making it the leader in collector car and Road Art auctions throughout the United States.
Following is the full telecast schedule for Mecum Dealmakers:
|Thurs., July 30||Mecum Dealmakers: Kissimmee||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Thurs., August 6||Mecum Dealmakers: Houston||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Thurs., August 13||Mecum Dealmakers: Indianapolis||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Thurs., August 20||Mecum Dealmakers: Seattle||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Thurs., August 27||Mecum Dealmakers: Denver||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Thurs., September 3||Mecum Dealmakers: Harrisburg||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Thurs., September 10||Mecum Dealmakers: Monterey||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–