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

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  1. Camaro_94

    Camaro_94 Brown Recluse Slayer Established Member

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    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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  2. VegasMichael

    VegasMichael Active Member Established Member

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    I watched it yesterday on Velocity. Is that the last one?
     
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    Lzr96Snake burning up in speed Established Member

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    My DVR is recording the Kansas City auction right now.
     
  4. Camaro_94

    Camaro_94 Brown Recluse Slayer Established Member

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    After Kansas City they won't televise it anymore. Sorry. Should have been more specific.
     
  5. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    i thought they were moving networks? maybe it wasnt generating enough income.
     
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    oldmodman Active Member Established Member

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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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    Felix C New Member Established Member

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    It is on now on Velocity. EST via DirecTV.
     
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    five.slow El Jefe Established Member

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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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  9. 01GTB

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    Moving to Esquire and NBC Sports Network
     
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    Because they named it "Me cum"

    'nuff said,
     
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    five.slow El Jefe Established Member

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    Lol
     
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    firemanmike FIREMANMIKE Established Member

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    THIS!!! And, at least in my neck of the woods, Speedchannel es no mas!!! I actually do miss it; they often had good cars shows, races, all sorts of interesting car, boat, motorcycle, etc...stuff to watch.
     
  13. R.D.P.

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    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.
     
  14. bdcardinal

    bdcardinal I Spend car money on guns Premium Member

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    +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.
     
  15. CobraBob

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    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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    DMassey No Habla Jibber Jabber Established Member

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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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