Mecum’s Belvidere Auto Auction May 23-28

StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-11793341993045.jpg’, ‘Photo courtesy of‘, ‘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 Mecum’s Belvidere Auto Auction May 23-28.‘);

The 20th annual Mecum’s Belvidere Auto Auction will be May 23-28 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Mecum Auctions is recognized as one of the world’s 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 year’s 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 baseball’s 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 year’s 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.

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from the May 16-22, 2007, issue

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