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Mecum has been specializing in the auctioning of collector cars and special-interest vehicles since 1988 and has further expanded to offer motorcycles, vintage tractors, Road Art® and more. Sign up to bid with confidence on any of the more than 20,000 auction items offered annually through the Mecum platform, and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of choosing your preferred method of bidding from the options below. Questions about bidding, the registration process, or simply need help?

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In Person

  • Experience the excitement of the live auction action as seen on MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+

  • Enjoy the convenience of on-site amenities, and take in the full Mecum live experience

  • Get up close to touch, feel and inspect your items of interest

If you are able to attend a Mecum auction in person, you’re in luck, because absolutely nothing beats the live, on-site auction experience. Get up close to touch, feel and inspect your items of interest first hand while taking in the excitement of the live auction action as seen on MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+. Enjoy the convenience of on-site amenities (auto transport, financing, office personnel to assist with settlement and vehicle registration, and much more) to make your overall Mecum experience as smooth as possible from start to finish, and take advantage of hot deals and personal interactions with Mecum’s on-site sponsors and exhibitors. With a family friendly atmosphere and countless things to do and see, there’s no limit to the fun to be had at a live Mecum event.

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Winning bidder gets congratulations


  • Enjoy one-on-one bidding assistance provided by a professional telephone bidder assistant

  • Mecum telephone bidder assistants are available to inspect vehicles or items of interest by request on bidder’s behalf

  • Includes step-by-step assistance through the finalization of successful sales

If you can’t make it to the live auction event, you can still place bids while taking full advantage of Mecum’s world-class customer service by bidding via telephone. Enjoy one-on-one bidding assistance and inspection services provided by a professional, on-site telephone bidder assistant. Mecum telephone representatives offer exceptional customer support from the live auction event, walking successful bidders step-by-step through inspection, bidding, settlement and beyond.

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Telephone bidder assistant bidding on bidder's behalf


  • Bid whenever, from wherever, on any device with internet access

  • Place proxy bids and bid freely on items of interest, even those that have yet to hit the block

  • Preview and inspect items and vehicles of interest via online listings complete with bulleted details and available photography

Bid from anywhere with internet access via Mecum’s proprietary live online internet bidding platform. The system allows you to place proxy bids simply and easily by placing your maximum bid and letting the system bid on your behalf; or, alternatively, you are able to bid freely on items of interest and be a part of the live auction action with each upcoming lot. Preview and inspect items and vehicles of interest in advance of the event by browsing online listings complete with bulleted details and available imagery, and follow the pulse of the live auction event while placing bids whenever, from wherever.

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No. All Mecum auctions are open to individual enthusiasts as well as to dealers.
For registrations received 2 weeks prior to auction start, credentials are mailed ahead of time allowing bidders to skip the line and enjoy the auction.
A buyer premium is a dollar amount added to the hammer price of each sold lot. Buyer premiums vary by item type and bid method and are calculated based on the following percentages:
In Person10%
Road Art:
In Person18%
Yes. In-person bidder registrations include one bidder badge and one guest pass. These credentials grant admission for all auction days.
Both online and on-site registration remains open throughout the duration of each auction. Keep in mind that absentee registrations may include additional requirements (deposit, account activation, vehicle inspection, etc.), therefore, registering in advance is encouraged.
Purchases can be paid for via cash, check (personal or company), certified funds or wire transfer.
The Bidder Registration fee is $200. Financial verification must also be provided prior to registration approval, and those options are outlined below.
Bidders must provide financial verification as part of their registration. This verifies bidder legitimacy and upholds professional and earnest intentions for the auction as a whole. Bidders may choose any of the following but are only required to provide one. Financial verification must be received by Mecum prior to registration approval.
  • Blank Check

    A blank check, made out to Mecum Auction, Inc., may be provided. This check will be completed at settlement.

  • $5,000 Deposit

    This deposit will be applied to the amount due at settlement. Any unused funds will be returned upon auction completion.

    Accepted deposit methods: cash, check (personal or company), certified funds, wire transfer, credit card (3% non-refundable processing fee).

  • ACH Profile

    Bidder may setup an ACH Profile between the bidder’s financial institution and Mecum Auctions. This will allow Mecum to collect the amount due at settlement quickly and efficiently. Download the ACH Profile document.

  • Bank Letter of Guarantee

    Bidder may supply a Bank Letter of Guarantee defining available funds. Download the Mecum Bank Letter of Guarantee document.

  • Mecum Financial Services

    Approved funding through Mecum Financial Services will satisfy the financial verification requirement. Click here to apply!