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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by c57heaven, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. c57heaven
    Joined: Feb 22, 2008
    Posts: 539


    just saw the hamb sticker on the rear quarter of a mopar on mecum auction on velocity. way to go...

    1963 dodge polara 440 xold for 11,500
  2. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,649

    Stu D Baker
    from Illinois

    I watched yesterday and saw a 48 Ford Coupe lead sled that looked really nice. I think the bidding only went about 11k, and I don't think it sold. Stu
  3. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    Sorry but in my book that's akin to a Hells Angel selling his bike with a death head on it.

    Should have been removed. Period.
  4. waldo53
    Joined: Jan 26, 2010
    Posts: 861

    from ID

    My grandson and I were watching the auction and he noticed the markings on the car. We thought it was pretty cool.

  5. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

    from South Indy

    I was just checking "sold" prices. Some really good deals!
  6. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    I saw that too and thought to myself that it was cool to see our logo on TV. :) Yep, I thought some of those cars went WAY cheap, especially the mid week cars that are nice driver quality. I like seeing those kinds of cars more than the multi million dollar ones that will never see daylight again.
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
    Posts: 435


    i was there and didn't see it. if you see a fat guy in a studebaker hoodie, that'd me be.
  8. got a report a week or so ago....those with money....are holding on to it...

    maybe those investors that have been driving stuff up are backing's a good thing...
  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,806


    I found the info on the car on the Mecum website but no photos. The HAMB decal may have been from participation in the HAMB drags at one time. A badge of honor on a race car and not a biker gang type of membership thing.

    1963 Dodge Polara 440
    Street legal, race ready
    - This is a period correct vintage drag race car
    - Body is rock solid
    - 1969 440 wedge, 727 4500 stahl converter
    - Super stock springs on back with Calvert racing shocks
    - Electric dumps
    - Have race data, this car runs in the 12 second category
  10. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,098


    the decal said "HAMB Alliance Vendor"

    as far as cars being cheap or good deals......really? how does anybody make that assessment without inspecting the car in person?

    I see guys on here go on and on about never buying a car without laying eyes on it, yet it is easy to make the statement that there were good deals at an auction that was shown on TV

    Well let me just say this much: I was there, along with 2muchstuff, and we were very disappointed in the quality. The prices were not in line with the quality. I was prepared to purchase multiple vehicles and came home empty handed.

    this is the third time I have been to Mecum-KC and I have always come away disappointed and shaking my head.

    I feel sorry for the poor saps that are going to end up with the cars that the dealers bought. For sure they will be disappointed.

    so much for my $.05
  11. r.l.r
    Joined: Dec 5, 2006
    Posts: 86


    Could not agree anymore with you Bob. Until you have looked in person, it is pretty hard to access.
  12. davey
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 62


    I look good on TV
  13. 36cab
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 736


    The best reason to watch a Mecum auction is to try and get a glimpse of coolstuff on camera. He's dreamy!
  14. blktie
    Joined: Aug 26, 2007
    Posts: 318


    Everything looks good on TV; it just adds a couple pounds!
  15. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,098


    but he was not in Kansas City!

    I went there just to get my Coolstuff fix, but to no avail
  16. Paul B
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
    Posts: 882

    Paul B

    I changed the channel, the velocity guys are getting annoying
  17. 36cab
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 736


    But then again, aren't all red-heads dreamy? Especially the tall Italian red-heads? :)
  18. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 33,853


    Ignorant is more like it. Can't stand to listen to them.
  19. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,098


    hey, I just got the big news...Mecum Kissimmee will be broadcast by NBCSports

    gotta compete with B-J
  20. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

    from South Indy

    You are most likely right as I was not there in person. I based my comment on what I see "like" cars go for around here and previous sales I have followed. From looking at the cars that you have listed for sale over the years it is easy to tell that you have above average standards for the cars you purchase. But.....I also base that on the same criteria of not seeing them in person. They look top shelf from your adds. I'm paying attention because soon I will be buying a new d.driver and I want one with modern running gear. I'm gonna keep checking your classifieds.;)
  21. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,806


    I don't get Velocity (didn't pay for the big Dish package) and watch it on line with little or no bs.
  22. primerhotrod
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 98

    from ILLINOIS

    Well stated.
  23. Yutan Flash
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 721

    Yutan Flash
    from Gretna, NE

    When an auction house uses the phrase "muscle car" ad nauseum to describe every other car they're shilling...just saying. And I agree that their announcers are getting more annoying as the bidding goes on (pun intended).
  24. My major gripe is that they don't know the difference between a 28-29 and 30-31 A. Makes me wonder how many other details they get wrong.
  25. bbc 1957 gasser
    Joined: Aug 3, 2007
    Posts: 685

    bbc 1957 gasser

    at was at mecum in Indy this yr. and the quality of the cars I seen were top notch. I was surprised .thought id see a bunch of turds .but I was wrong .
  26. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,098


    Indy cars are WAAAAY better than Kansas City cars. I have no explanation.
  27. sledbuilder
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
    Posts: 533


    You really can't compare the hamb to the Hells Angels.

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  28. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,676

    from Missouri

    I get the pleasure to work on some of the cars that come from some of these auction and I can tell you the ones I work on are not to most peoples (real car guys) standards. These cars have come from Indy and KC shiny on the out side and and just painted over shit on the bottom. It kills me to see them and I wish these guys would have me look at them before they spend there money. But on the other hand it does make lots of work for me.

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