Consign Your Road Art

Selling at a Mecum Auction is Easy and Affordable

Mecum offers both reserve and no reserve consignment options with entry positions available for all value ranges and all types of vehicles. Special services are also available to aptly market and auction select groups to entire collections of vehicles. Find auction-specific forms below to get started, or call (262) 275-5050 to speak with a consignment agent today.

Auction specific seller fees are found in the request for position forms.

Consignment Process Summary

  1. Complete an online auction Position Request form (available above) for each roadart you want to sell. You can also print the form and return via fax or mail.
  2. Provide payment information (credit card) for each roadart. Entry fee(s) is based on the actual assigned position and will be charged when roadart position is determined.
  3. Upon review of your request for position(s), Mecum will assign lot number(s). A Consignment Package containing auction contracts and other important information will be emailed to you.
  4. Upon receipt, thoroughly review your consignment package documents. Sign, initial and return the completed forms via email or fax. Regarding roadart title(s), UPS will email a return label to you. Simply bring your title & this label to your local UPS store.
  5. Roadart photos should be emailed to once your lot number has been assigned. Include the auction and lot number in the email subject line. Mecum can advertise up to twelve quality photos on our website. Consult the Roadart Photography Guidelines document in your consignment package for more details.
  6. If we receive the completed Auction Listing Contract, Auction Selling Contract and actual roadart title by the deadline; you will qualify for Express Check-In at the auction.
Express Check-In is quick, easy and complete (it saves you time when checking in your roadart(s) at the auction)!
Note - Consignment positions are not confirmed until request for position forms and payment are received.

Auction Process Summary

  1. Arrange for your roadart(s) to be at the auction during the specified check-in dates/times. See your Consignment Package for the check-in dates/times for the auction.
  2. If you have qualified for Express Check-In, simply proceed to roadart check-in area!
  3. If not qualified for Express Check-In, you must visit our on-site auction office upon arrival to complete the check-in process (roadart title, signed Auction Listing Contract, Auction Selling Contract and Power of Attorney forms are required).
  4. When you have completed the roadart check-in process, Mecum personnel will perform a VIN inspection. If successful, the roadart will then be parked in the public display area.
  5. If you have roadart documentation with you, visit our on-site auction office. Do NOT leave any original documentation in the roadart.
  6. Be present when your roadart is on the auction block. Identify yourself to the auctioneers. A Mecum representative will be available during the auction block process.

Entry Rules

  1. Sale position will not be confirmed until entry fee is paid. Unpaid entries will be eligible for cancellation without notice at the discretion of Mecum Auctions.
  2. Choice of sale position is based on a first come, first serve basis as entries are reserved. However, Mecum Auctions reserves the right to alter the placement of roadarts at our discretion. Auction run times are estimates only, and are not guaranteed.
  3. If an auction entry is canceled within 5 days of the original entry, the fee will be refunded minus a $25 handling fee. After 5 days, no refunds or credits will be issued for canceled entries.
  4. Mecum Auctions will serve the needs of all customers to the best of our ability. However, customers who do not announce the roadart they are entering into the sale will not be eligible for those positions deemed "prime positions" in the sale.
  5. Customers with "prime position" numbers are not eligible to change roadarts once the roadart is declared. If the announced roadart is not brought to the auction, you are subject to the loss of the "prime position" in the sale.
  6. Once a roadart is announced and the paperwork is submitted, there will be a $100 service fee if you change roadarts (if changeable position).
  7. Roadarts with liens must be pre-approved by the auction office and must in all cases be accompanied by a letter from the lien holder stating the lien release conditions and payoff amount. A $100 lien-processing fee will be assessed.
  8. Mecum Auctions is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged properties; or for any and all liabilities.
  9. Mecum Auctions will supply an area for roadarts that do not reach agreeable selling prices so as to endeavor to secure a proper buyer for the seller/consignor.
  10. Mecum Auctions pays the seller when payment is received and confirmed from the buyer. In the event of a Wire Transfer, payment may not arrive until the first business day after the auction. Seller checks are then mailed within 5-7 business days. Mecum Auctions will not release roadart to buyer until payment is received.
  11. Should either the buyer or seller default on any part of the transaction, Mecum Auctions shall remain entitled to any and all fees and commissions by the defaulting party.
  12. Mecum Auctions is entitled to its commission on any roadart sold up to 21 days after said event.
  13. Mecum Auctions shall be entitled to Attorney's fees incurred in the enforcement of this contract.
  14. Performance Agreement (Feature/Star/Main Attraction entries only): Failure of the declared consigned roadart to be present for contracted Mecum auction on assigned day will result in financial relief to Mecum Auctions in the amount of 20% of stated reserve price or fair market value (if no reserve).
  15. Roadarts identified as having "matching numbers" may have additional seller requirements. Review the "matching numbers" forms for additional information.
  16. Positions/lot numbers are the property of Mecum Auctions and CANNOT be reassigned by a seller.
  17. Choice of Law and Venue. To the fullest extent permitted by law and notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, Consignor/Purchaser agrees that the maximum extent of liability of Mecum Auction Inc. Shall be equal to the commission actually earned on the sale of the roadart or Lot that is the subject of the dispute. This agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, laws of the State of Wisconsin without giving effect of any choice or conflict of law provision or rule that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Wisconsin. The seller/consignor irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of the State of Wisconsin, Circuit Court of Walworth County, over any dispute arising out of, or relating in any way, to this agreement or to the transaction(s) to which it relates. The seller/consignor irrevocably agrees that all claims shall be heard and determined in such court. The seller/consignor irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection or defense which he, she or it may now have, or come to have, regarding the inconvenience of this forum.
  18. The auctioneer has the right to place a bid for consignor up to the reserve amount. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place a bid on behalf of the consignor above the reserve amount.
  19. Roadarts/items must be removed from the auction site within 48 hours of the auction end. They are the responsibility of the owner and if not removed, may be removed and stored at owner's expense.

Sellers Commission

Refer to Position Request Form above for commission details for each auction.


Fraud or Misrepresentation by the seller can supersede "as-is" in a court of law. A seller may remain liable for issues with a roadart because of misrepresentation or fraud.

For example, if you claim "drives like new," "air blows cold," etc. that becomes a guarantee; if you claim one owner; limited production 1 of ??; only year for ---; XYZ Certified; etc., a seller must be prepared to substantiate to buyer such accusations or statements.

Claims of "Matching Numbers" are addressed in Paragraph 15 above and by separate documents.

Title / VIN / VIN Tag / ID Stampings

  1. The actual title is required in advance of the auction.
  2. The exception to a title not sent in advance is a title held by a lending institution having a lien. A $100 lien fee will be assessed for any title not presented at the auction.
  3. Titles must be negotiable. Dealers must have space on the title to re-assign it. Individuals must have the roadart titled in their name. Payment is made to the name on the title. An open title, which is one not in your name, is not acceptable. On non-negotiable titles, funds to the seller will be held until proper title is provided. Any title requiring a correction will be assessed a $100 title correction fee.
  4. Seller agrees that he/she is responsible for any previous tax or title obligations on said roadart and is responsible to provide purchaser with a proper document of sale.
  5. Serial/VIN/ID numbers on entered roadarts must match Serial/VIN on the title. ROADARTS WITHOUT A VIN OR INCORRECT VIN WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE SALE. Please check your serial number prior to coming to the sale, especially Model A's and Street Rods, to avoid complications. Our staff can assist you on titles with typographical errors. Homemade VIN's (those not issued or stamped by the manufacturer) may be subject to additional requirements. Entry fees will not be refunded on roadarts rejected on sale day. If you have any questions regarding this, especially VIN tags or stampings, contact the Mecum office before the auction.

    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)/Serial Number (PHOTO REQUIRED)

    A VIN/Serial Number that matches the title/registration EXACTLY must be provided prior to the auction. As part of Mecum Auction's pre-auction preparation we will need a digital photo of the VIN or Serial Number on your vehicle. Photos taken with the camera on your phone will usually be sufficient and can easily be emailed to our office.

    If the VIN/Serial Number does not match the Title/Registration it will need to be corrected by your local Department of Motor Vehicles prior to the auction.

    Please contact us if you have any questions related to VIN/Serial Numbers or Titles/Registration at 262-275-5050 ext 6880.

    VIN Verification 1 VIN Verification 2
    VIN Verification 3 VIN Verification 4

Roadart Photography Submission Guidelines

The images you provide will be used for your listing on which receives up to 20 million page views per month, and with a quality presentation of images, it is the most successful tool to maximize your item’s selling potential.

  • Submit up to 30 quality photos for review in order to maximize the marketing potential of your listing.

*Please provide at least a Main photo showing the entire item; the more images the better the marketing.

Mecum Photo Guidelines Example Road Art

Best Practices for Obtaining Photos and Maximum Marketing Exposure:

  • Use your Smartphone OR Digital Camera and find an outdoor location to take your photos. Locations on pavement with an attractive or simple background are recommended (free of people, other vehicles, distracting clutter).
  • Take your photos in a widescreen format (landscape). To do this, hold your phone or camera horizontally and back up until the entire vehicle fits within the screen. *Digital Camera users: within your camera settings, set image size at, or close to 1500 KB (equal to 1.5 MB or higher) and select 16:9 aspect ratio setting.
Mecum Photo Guidelines Best Practices

How to Submit Your Photos:

Submit your photos via email by sending them to your Customer Experience Agent, or to ROADART@MECUM.COM

Mecum Photo Submission steps from iOS Devices
iPhone Users
  1. Select the photos you want to send from your Photos App
  2. Press the Share Icon iOS Share Icon
  3. Select: Email
  4. When prompted, choose Actual Size
  5. Type ROADART@MECUM.COM into the Recipient Box of the Email
  6. Type Lot Number AND Auction into the Subject Line (example: T123 Las Vegas) and click Send
Mecum Photo Submission steps from Android Devices
Android Users
  1. Select the photos you want to send from your Gallery
  2. Press the Share Icon Android Share Icon
  3. Select: Email
  4. When prompted, choose Original Size
  5. Type ROADART@MECUM.COM into the Recipient Box of the Email
  6. Type Lot Number AND Auction into the Subject Line (example: T123 Las Vegas) and click Send
Mecum Photo Submission steps from Digital Camera
Digital Camera
  1. Save photos from your camera to your computer
  2. Login to your Email, Compose or Begin a New Message
  3. Click on Attach within your email Attach Photos via Email
  4. Select your images and click Open or Attach (may vary)
  5. Type ROADART@MECUM.COM into the Recipient Box of the Email
  6. Type Lot Number AND Auction into the Subject Line (example: T123 Las Vegas) and click Send

*If your email has issues sending large photo files, you may need to split files into multiple email messages.