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    Why isn't the mecum auto auction going to be televised anymore?

    AFTER KC, it's not going to be on TV anymore. I've been looking online and couldn't find any info. What's the deal here?
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    I watched it yesterday on Velocity. Is that the last one?
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    My DVR is recording the Kansas City auction right now.
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    After Kansas City they won't televise it anymore. Sorry. Should have been more specific.

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    i thought they were moving networks? maybe it wasnt generating enough income.

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    Maybe the super loudmouth auctioneer drove the fans away. That guy is more than I could stand.

    I watched the local auction just a week or two ago. Nice cars but I really can't stand "that guy"


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    It is on now on Velocity. EST via DirecTV.

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    b/c its boring as **** probably. I LOVE cars seriously and I have been to many many car auctions and to watch it on TV makes me want to put a pair of scissors in my eyes. They should have made the show a Hr long and pick like say 10 cars that are cool or overly expensive and focused on them with maybe 15mins of the auction of other random cars. they should show a 1hr clip no more than 2 in a row MAX and no more than 3 per day. Honestly if they wouldnt flood the channel with 10hrs strait of mecum or barret jackson it would last longer and not annoy as many. again I love cars and i would go to a auction any day but its diffrent when you go to a auction vs seeing it on TV for 10hrs strait. chasing classic cars is starting to piss me off too. being on nights sucks in this aspect lol.
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    Because they named it "Me cum"

    'nuff said,


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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas91169 View Post
    Because they named it "Me cum"

    'nuff said,
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    Quote Originally Posted by five.slow View Post
    b/c its boring as **** probably. I LOVE cars seriously and I have been to many many car auctions and to watch it on TV makes me want to put a pair of scissors in my eyes. They should have made the show a Hr long and pick like say 10 cars that are cool or overly expensive and focused on them with maybe 15mins of the auction of other random cars. they should show a 1hr clip no more than 2 in a row MAX and no more than 3 per day. Honestly if they wouldnt flood the channel with 10hrs strait of mecum or barret jackson it would last longer and not annoy as many. again I love cars and i would go to a auction any day but its diffrent when you go to a auction vs seeing it on TV for 10hrs strait. chasing classic cars is starting to piss me off too. being on nights sucks in this aspect lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 01GTB View Post
    Moving to Esquire and NBC Sports Network
    This. They announced tonight that it was moving to NBC Sports, didn't hear them say anything about Esquire. I watch the re-runs during the day while working, hope those continue on Velocity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by five.slow View Post
    b/c its boring as **** probably. I LOVE cars seriously and I have been to many many car auctions and to watch it on TV makes me want to put a pair of scissors in my eyes. They should have made the show a Hr long and pick like say 10 cars that are cool or overly expensive and focused on them with maybe 15mins of the auction of other random cars. they should show a 1hr clip no more than 2 in a row MAX and no more than 3 per day. Honestly if they wouldnt flood the channel with 10hrs strait of mecum or barret jackson it would last longer and not annoy as many. again I love cars and i would go to a auction any day but its diffrent when you go to a auction vs seeing it on TV for 10hrs strait. chasing classic cars is starting to piss me off too. being on nights sucks in this aspect lol.
    +1 I love cars too, but I got so tired of seeing the Speed Channel listings being nothing but Barrett Jackson. I would love to watch one of those auctions and not have to see 30 billion hemi Cudas cross the stand and each one is a 1 of 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by five.slow View Post
    b/c its boring as **** probably. I LOVE cars seriously and I have been to many many car auctions and to watch it on TV makes me want to put a pair of scissors in my eyes. They should have made the show a Hr long and pick like say 10 cars that are cool or overly expensive and focused on them with maybe 15mins of the auction of other random cars. they should show a 1hr clip no more than 2 in a row MAX and no more than 3 per day. Honestly if they wouldnt flood the channel with 10hrs strait of mecum or barret jackson it would last longer and not annoy as many. again I love cars and i would go to a auction any day but its diffrent when you go to a auction vs seeing it on TV for 10hrs strait. chasing classic cars is starting to piss me off too. being on nights sucks in this aspect lol.
    I tend to agree with the "it's just too long a telecast" feeling. And all that coverage cost money. I would much rather see maybe a 2-hour compressed summary of the Mecum auction(s), or Barrett Jackson. Multi-hour segments for three days is overkill for the majority. If it doesn't get televised at all, I will miss it, for sure. I love Mecum because of all the great muscle cars they auction off.

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    Because it's boring as hell. I like the cars and all but the guys are annoying and the auctioneers are retarded sounding. It's tolerable on mute.

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    I was watching the Mecum auction for a few minutes and heard them say "the last one," and I just assumed they meant the last one of the year lol.

    As far as the barrage of Barrett-Jackson coverage on Speed, I didn't mind it at all. December/January isn't exactly a hotbed month for motorsports, so it's not like they're missing out on alot of other stuff. I like seeing alot of cars, as opposed to a condensed 2-3 hour summary. I love sitting with my father in law and grandfather in law and watching, and listening to them reminisce about cars they used to have.
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    I like watching all the auctions. I would bet they weren't pulling the ratings that the network wanted, either that, or they couldn't work a $ deal.

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    I wish they were never on TV. None of them. One of the reasons everyone thinks their rust bucket sitting in the woods is a piece of gold
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    Oh, I enjoy the Barrett Jackson Scottsdale coverage in January, but 6 hours straight is a bit much each day, at least for me. The over abundance of commentary and drama just gets a bit annoying. A little commentary is great. My solution is to record it to my DVR and then use FF to skip all the extraneous stuff I care nothing about. Which means about 1 1/2 hours of actual viewing. I do pretty much the same thing for Mecum, although I honestly skip less with the Mecum auctions.

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    I have to say that the camera coverage of Mecum is much better than BJ. With BJ the lazy cameraman on stage won't lift the camera to see inside the car or the engine bay well. All you see are hub caps and rocker panels....annoying to say the least.... The loud Mecum auctioneer is annoying as he'll too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackness03 View Post
    I wish they were never on TV. None of them. One of the reasons everyone thinks their rust bucket sitting in the woods is a piece of gold
    You'll get that regardless. They can ask what they want but it wont sell. Ive seen people trying to get $17-20k for high milage LS1 fbodies.

    Anyone see the stock 08 GT500 sell for close to $50k with average miles at mecum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaro_94 View Post
    You'll get that regardless. They can ask what they want but it wont sell. Ive seen people trying to get $17-20k for high milage LS1 fbodies.

    Anyone see the stock 08 GT500 sell for close to $50k with average miles at mecum?
    Wow, really? There was nothing unique or special about the car, or the auction (ie. charity) ?

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    It gets boring on TV, but actually going to the Mecum auction is fun. Went there with a friend who was looking for a car the last time it came through Houston and the amount of awesome cars there was ridiculous. Better than any car show.

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