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Exclusive event at Mecum Car Auction Chicago

Wednesday, October 24th 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Description

The Illinois State University Alumni Association invites Redbirds to an exclusive program at the Mecum Chicago Collector Car Auction, hosted by Dave Magers ’77, MBA ’86, CEO of Mecum Auctions (pictured above).

What exactly is Mecum Auction Company? Mecum is ranked No. 1 in the world for number of collector cars offered and sold at auction. The company holds auctions all over the United States with 500 to 3,000 cars present, some owned by well-known athletes and celebrities.The events aren’t just for collectors (although this is the best to attend if you are one), but also for those wanting to witness a vast array of vehicular history on display, including this year’s headliner vehicle, a 1979 Porche owned by Walter Payton. Mecum auctions are also featured on NBC Sports!

Join President Larry Dietz for a private, invite-only reception including a preview of the cars available for auction. This is an opportunity not available to the public. The evening will start with comments from Dave Magers and conclude on the red carpet in front of the auction block with remarks from John Kraman, Mecum’s director of company relations and on-air commentator.

4 p.m., reception and car preview
5 p.m., remarks by Dave Magers
5:45 p.m., remarks by John Kraman
6:45 p.m., final preview

Cost is $15/person and includes light appetizers. Register by 4:30 p.m. on October 19 at online or call Alumni Engagement-Chicago Office at (309) 438-3500.

Redbird Day at Mecum Chicago, October 26

Mecum Auctions and Illinois State have partnered on a special promotion for Redbirds attending the Mecum classic and collector car auction. Alumni and friends wearing ISU gear on Friday, October 26 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. will get a special discounted spectator ticket for $10! Children 12 and under will be free. Bidder registration will also be discounted for Redbirds to $100 at the auction, which includes admission for two guests for all three auction days.

Also be sure to stop by the Alumni Association table to enter for a chance to win a special ISU package as well as other fun Redbird giveaways.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Alumni Engagement
(309) 438-2586


Schaumberg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive North
Schaumburg, Illinois