Yes. Yes. And, absolutely yes!!
By far, this is the largest auto display we've ever experienced. This is the one show we've ever attended that is actually broadcast live on television (NBCSN, the Sports Group channel division of NBCUniversal.) More than 20 separate staging areas spread across Osceola Heritage Park was barely able to contain all of the vehicles.
The main auction, which was televised, was held within Silver Spurs Arena. Mecum first became involved in auctioning collector cars and other special-interest vehicles since 1988, but has since broadened their offerings to include motorcycles, vintage tractors, Road Art, and a vast array of other rare auto collectibles. Registered bidders could bid in person, telephone, or internet, and it was only these fortunate ones who were permitted within the auction arena this year, due to social-distancing measures.
Upon my arrival, Mecum and Osceola Heritage had representatives to greet me and tour me around the grounds. The first stop was the Main Attraction Display -- a massive glass-walled room housing the most exclusive and valuable vehicles in this year's auction. One of the first cars to catch my eye was the 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster. In and of itself, this 427 Cobra was ultra-rare, being one of only (5) 427's finished in this specific Charcoal Gray color. Beyond this, however, this specific vehicle actually belonged to Mr. Carroll Shelby (yes, THAT Shelby), making this one of the most sought-after vehicles in the world. Located immediately adjacent to this was the white '65 Shelby GT350 Fastback, with not even 7k miles on it, was originally owned by Jack Loftus Ford, then later owned and raced by Dick Jordan. Being one of only 34 production models ever to be made, and given the historical significance of this specific auto, estimates put this one somewhere in the $1.2 - 1.5 million range!
Mecum hosts several auctions throughout the year, but Kissimmee's is the largest collector car auction. Given the nature of each auction, each of Mecum's events are literally once-in-a-lifetime type of events, so it would be very easy for you to attend each and every single year, and get a completely unique and memorable experience each time. Hoping to see you all next year in Kissimmee!