Mecum Auctions Steve Forristall Car Collection in Houston on April 8-10, 2021
April 8, 2021 - April 10, 2021$30
Mcum will auction collector cars, motorcycles, guitars, road art, and Mecum one-time items at the NRG Center in Houston Texas on April 8-10, 2021 offering over 1000 consignment vehicles from the Steve Forristall Car Collection. The three-day auction opens at 8 am for previewing the cars while the auctioneer starts hammering the gavel and 10 am. But if you can’t make it to the event, don’t worry. You can catch the entire auction on NBC Sports Network – times to be announced.
If you are going to the event, wear some comfortable walking shoes. The NRG Event Center has over 700,000 square feet of contiguous single-level exhibit space to walk through with 11 separate exhibit halls. Some of the featured cars for sale include Resto Mods, Hot Rods, American muscle cars, Antique and classics, Corvettes, exotics, and some trucks.
This year, Mecum is Celebrating their 10th anniversary in Houston Texas, and is expecting a larger than usual crowd, despite the COVID-19 Virus. If you are interested in consigning a vehicle to be auctioned, you can still do so by calling (262) 275-5050 or go to www.Mecum.com
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 after April 7, per person, per day; while tickets will be available for purchase on auction days, all tickets must be purchased online as there will be no box office on-site. Children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.
General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day until Wednesday, April 7, and for $30 online after April 7; while tickets will be available for purchase on auction days, all tickets must be purchased online as there will be no box office on-site. Children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 10 a.m.
Bidder registration for Mecum Houston 2021 is available in advance online at Mecum.com and on-site at the auction for $200, and it includes admission for two to all three auction days. For those unable to attend in person, enhanced remote bidding options are also available, with options for both online and telephone bidding.
Mecum Auction’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles.
About The Steve Forristall Collection
For more than four decades, Steve Forristall was a well-known racer and Houston-based car dealer specializing in Italian exotics. In the 1980s through the late 1990s, his showroom was a mecca for all manner of postwar Italian autos, especially Alfas, Maseratis and historically significant Ferraris. Forristall raced in Vintage both in the U.S. and in Europe, including in the very first “re-running” of the Pan-American Road Race.
In Forristall’s last Vintage race before retiring from the track once again, he won five out of six flat-out race stages in the big-bore class in the Carrera Road Race. He raced a 1965 Alfa TZ 2 and was on the ramp at Pebble Beach with the car two years in a row.
Forristall’s love of racing extended beyond just the cars, and he accumulated countless memorabilia items related to the sport throughout his years of life. The entire Road Art assemblage is now slated to cross the Mecum auction block this April at the Mecum Houston Auction taking place April 8-10 at the NRG Center in Houston Texas.
The collection features many signed pieces, including original Buddy Bars and literature items signed by Carroll Shelby, as well as more than 150 desirable vintage racing posters, banners, original racing wheels, trophies and awards, a Shelby Racing jacket, Ferrari salesman samples, Alfa-brand items and the highlight of the group, an original “Mallard-Offenhsauser” nose cone from the 1969 Jim Hurtubise Indy 500 “Mallard” Racecar, and much more.
Some auction cars include the 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette,1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible, 1966 Ford MustangFastback,1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, 1957 Chevrolet 210 Wagon, 1936 Ford Deluxe Phaeton, 1968 Pontiac GTO, 2015 Ford Mustang GT 50th Anniversary, 2004 Cadillac XLR Convertible and 1923 Ford T Bucket
- Date: April 8-10, 2021
- Venue: NRG Center Houston
- Address: 1 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054
- Featured Car Collection: Steve Forristall Car Collection
- Car Type in action: +1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, exotics, trucks, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more.
- Admission: $30 ($20 in advance online)
- Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
- Auction: Vehicle auction begins daily at 10 a.m.
- TV Schedule on NBC Sports Network: to be announced.
- Website: www.mecum.com
- Mecum Facebook
- Mecum Instagram
- Phone: at 262-275-5050
- Hotels Nearby: Hotels
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6-7 from 8 AM until 6 PM.
Vehicle Drop-off and Check-in:
Please enter through Gate 12 from Stadium Drive. This gate is reserved for vehicle check in only.
Gates open daily at 8 AM
Gates close one hour after the final vehicle of the day crosses the block.
Thursday through Saturday, April 8-10 at 10 AM
Daily touch-free temperature screening will be required for all attendees and employees prior to entering the auction grounds. Anyone with a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees will not be permitted access.
Masks will be mandatory for all Mecum employees, exhibitors and all attendees.
Hand sanitizer stations will be conveniently located throughout the NRG Center. Frequent hand washing is highly recommended.
Auction floor seating will be arranged to manage adequate social distancing.
ADMISSION & PARKING
All tickets must be purchased in advance online. No walk-up tickets will be sold at the gates on auction days, so please plan accordingly.
DAILY TICKET PRICE
Advance Ticket: $20 per person, per day.
(Advance Tickets sales offered until 11:59PM April 7, 2021 CDT)
Once Auction Begins: $30 per person, per day. (Online Only)
Children 12 years and younger get in free.
All Mecum admissions are sold on a nonrefundable basis.
PARKING AND GATE INFORMATION ON EVENT DAYS
All traffic should enter through Gate 3 off of Fannin Street at Holly Hall. Parking will be in the Orange Lot.
ROAD ART SHIPPING
National Logistics Services
Email: [email protected]
Marc Oxford, 214 215-3162
About Mecum Auctions
The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for more than 30 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. The company today has expanded its catalog of offerings to include a wide array of collectibles encompassing entry-level to investment-grade classic and collector cars, vintage and antique motorcycles, signs and memorabilia items like gas pumps, pedal cars and clocks, and even collector-grade tractors and farm relics. Mecum Auctions is headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin, and since 2011 has been ranked No. 1 in the world with number of collector cars offered at auction, No. 1 in the world with number of collector cars sold at auction, No. 1 in the U.S. with number of auction venues, No. 1 in the U.S. in total dollar volume of sales, and is host to the world’s largest collector car auction held annually in Kissimmee, Florida, as well as the world’s largest motorcycle auction held annually in Las Vegas.