StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-11793341993045.jpg’, ‘Photo courtesy of www.mecumauction.com‘, ‘The 1990 Hendrick Motorsports No. 51 Mello Yello Chevy Lumina, driven by Tom Cruise as Cole Trickle in the movie Days of Thunder, is expected to hit the auction block at the 20th annual Mecums Belvidere Auto Auction May 23-28.‘);
The 20th annual Mecums Belvidere Auto Auction will be May 23-28 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Mecum Auctions is recognized as one of the worlds leaders in the sale of muscle cars. This year, they will have nearly 1,500 high-performance automobiles up for bid.
In addition to browsing the huge collection of cars, this years attendees will also get the chance to mingle with some pop culture and automotive luminaries. Some of the celebrities expected to be at the auction include baseballs Mr. October Reggie Jackson, the first lady of motor sports, Linda Vaughn, Arnie The Farmer Beswick, Bill Grumpy Jenkins, Mr. Norm Kraus and Jim Mattison.
One of the featured cars at this years sale will be the 1990 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy Days of Thunder Lumina. This is the same vehicle driven by Tom Cruise in the motion picture Days of Thunder. The car is in excellent original condition and comes fully documented.
The Mecum Auction Company is in Marengo, Ill. They are a pioneer in the sale of muscle cars, and known worldwide as the Original Muscle Car Auction Company. For more than 20 years, they have been bringing together buyers and sellers from around the world to Belvidere for the annual auction. The public is invited to attend.
For more information, log on to www.mecumauction.com.
from the May 16-22, 2007, issue