Mecum to hold Dallas auction despite Texas flooding disaster

Despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area and parts of southeastern Texas, Mecum Auctions will hold its collector car sale in Dallas on September 6-9 as planned, the company announced Tuesday.

The auction will take place as expected at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Mecum said in a news release, even though part of the center is being used to house evacuees from the flooding; the auction is held in another area and will not be effected by the emergency measures.

“While all of us here at Mecum Auctions, as well as the nation at large, feel concern and compassion for the residents recently affected by the disastrous flooding experienced in the in and around East and Central Texas, we wanted to assure our customers and auction participants that the Dallas 2017 auction will still take place as scheduled,” Mecum said in the release.

Dallas, which is located about 240 miles north-northwest of Houston, has not suffered the flooding conditions that have paralyzed Houston and the Gulf Coast.

Mecum expects to offer 1,000 “muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, resto mods and more” to the convention center for the four-day sale. Last year, the Dallas auction scored nearly $38 million in sales, not including auction fees.

For information, visit the Mecum website.

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