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Driven Radio Show #131: John Kraman and Geoff Stunkard

Driven Radio Show

Brett, Mark, and Corey welcome John Kraman, Muscle Car expert and consignment director for Mecum Auctions, and MOPAR expert and author Geoff Stunkard to discuss the upcoming Orlando sale, Mecum Monterey, the collector car market, and what we should be watching. In the news, James Bond’s got a brand new ride, you can get a Ferrari F40 in different hue, and Chevrolet teases us with sounds of the new Z06. All this and much more on this week's Driven Radio Show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

25 Jul 2021

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#188, Broadcaster John Kraman talks Mecum Auctions

THE WEEKLY DRIVER

John Kraman spends his work career immersed in automotive auctions. He's the lead TV commentator and analyst for NBCSN during Mecum Auction broadcasts. He can barely curb his enthusiasm.There's no doubt the broadcaster is ready for the return of the three-day Mecum Auction during Classic Car Week beginning Aug. 12.A vintage Rolls-Royce on the carpet during the Mecum Auctions three-day sale in Monterey Auto Week. Image © James Raia/2018.Kraman is my guest on this episode of The Weekly Driver Podcast. Co-host Bruce Aldrich is on vacation, so Kraman and I discuss the upcoming Mecum Auction during Monterey Auto Week."This pandemic really hasn't slowed us down," said Kraman. "We have been on the go. Our foot has been on the gas pedal, making adjustments to scheduling and having some safety issues we've had to deal with at the venues.Mecum Auctions Monterey: "Reset the Bar.""It looks like a lot of that has started to relax a bit and we are starting to get back to the way things used to be. I have to tell you, man, the upcoming Monterey auction is really about to reset the bar. It's such a high profile and important event."Mecum Auctions will return to Monterey following a late July auction in Orlando, Florida. Mecum calls the occasion a "pickup auction.”The mix of a sale at Mecum Auctions during Monterey Auto Week. Image © Bruce Aldrich/2018.In previous years, the time slot would be reserved for an auction in Harrisburg, Pa. The city plans to return to the Mecum Auctions auction rotation in 2022."I have to confess, I have to tell you as much excitement as there is toward Orlando, it's really all about Monterey in my mind at this point," said Kraman.Mecum's auction at the Hyatt Regency is among its smallest with 600 vehicles. But its average price per sale is annually the company's highest.Kraman is my guest for third time. Here are links to previous occasions:Episode #95: Mecum Auctions defines fun during Monterey Auto WeekEpisode #45: Fast and Furious Monterey Auctions returns to Monterey The Weekly Driver Podcast encourages and appreciates feedback from our listeners. Please forward episode links to family, friends and colleagues. And you are welcome to repost links from the podcast to your social media accounts. The idea of more eyeballs on more content works for us.Support our podcast by shopping on Amazon.com. A graphic display at the bottom of the post links to automotive selections of the online retailer. But there's also a search function for anything available directly from the site.If you shop via this site, we receive a small commission. It helps us continue to produce independent content. The site began in 2004 and includes more than 700 reviews.The podcast is in its third year, and we've had a diverse collection of guests — famous athletes, vintage car collectors, manufacturer CEOs, automotive book authors, industry analysts, a movie stuntman and episodes from auto shows and car auctions.Please send comments and suggestions for new episodes to James Raia via email: james@jamesraia.com.All podcast episodes are archived on theweeklydriver.com/podcastEvery episode is also available on your preferred podcast platform. Several of the more prominent platforms are listed below.Amazon.comGoogle PlayiheartradioiTunesSpotify

33mins

13 Jul 2021

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Driven Radio Show #126: John Kraman of Mecum Auctions

Driven Radio Show

Brett, Mark, and Corey welcome returning guest John Kraman to discuss Mecum Auction's huge numbers from last month's Indianapolis sale, their inaugural Tulsa, Oklahoma sale, the state of the collector car market, and all the upcoming events on the Mecum calendar. In the news, you can own a modern Shelby Cobra prototype, the latest offering from Bugatti is limited to 273 miles per hour and costs more than all the houses in my cul-de-sac combined, and you can have the ultimate collection of Aston Martin DB5s if your pockets are deep enough. All this and much more on this week's driven radio! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42mins

12 Jun 2021

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#222 Mecum Auctions Lead TV Commentator : John Kraman

Wrench Nation

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.John Kraman serves as the director of company relations for Mecum Auctions. He is the spokesperson for Mecum Auctions at car shows and other public events sharing his in-depth knowledge of collector cars and to promote the Mecum Auctions brand---join us on this special edition of Wrench Nation as John Kraman shares some insight to the Mecum family history as we go behind the auction block scenes ! SPECIAL FEATURE DISCUSSION : The Steve Todhunter Collection of Ferraris & the SHELBY 427 Cobra FAM - ( owned by the late actor Paul Walker )

51mins

22 Mar 2021

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Driven Radio Show #118 John Kraman of Mecum Auctions

Driven Radio Show

Brett, Mark, and Corey welcome returning special guest John Kraman to talk about Mecum Auction’s Glendale, Arizona sale coming up next week. In the news, we have news of a devastating crash in Los Angeles involving a Ford GT, drivers in Europe want a hairy-chested Mustang, and you need to get your 2021 Corvette orders in now. All this and much more on this week's Driven Radio! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

41mins

13 Mar 2021

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Mecum Welcomes 2021 with Most Successful Auction in Company History. The Voice and Face of Mecum John Kraman Interview

The JP Emerson Show

From Mecum website:All eyes looked to Mecum Auctions in Florida to carry the torch for the January collector car auction action with hopes that the company would kick off 2021 with positive news and successful sales. Not only did Mecum answer the call, it delivered the message with $141.2 million in sales and an overall sell-through rate of 90% in January. For 10 straight days at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, Mecum put on a spectacle of automotive entertainment, sending 2,030 collector cars home with new buyers for a whopping 89% sell-through of the total number of cars offered, an unprecedented sales percentage for a reserve-based auction of this magnitude. Less than a week later, Mecum took the auction action just 2.5 hours southwest to Punta Gorda, where the company auctioned the Muscle Car City Museum collection at no reserve, sending 200 more collector cars into the hands of eager enthusiasts bidding both on-site and from the comfort of home.Mecum Kissimmee 2021 was held Jan. 7-16 and saw total overall sales from its 10-day duration reach $122.8 million—the highest single-auction total ever achieved in Mecum’s 34-year history. Friday, Jan. 15 marked the largest single-day total in company history, as the day’s sales reached $34 million with Carroll Shelby’s personal 427 Cobra, CSX3178 (Lot F145), becoming the annual event’s top seller and taking the crown as the most valuable 427 Cobra ever sold at public auction with a $5.94 million final sale price.Copyright © 2000-2021 Mecum Auction, Inc. All rights reserved.Road Art®, Infonet® & The Bid Goes On® are registered trademarks of Mecum Auction, Inc.1.0.0-b419Website: https://www.mecum.com/Redline 7000 : http://www.redline7000band.com/Twitter: @CarKraman

1hr 4mins

1 Feb 2021

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Mecum Welcomes 2021 with Most Successful Auction in Company History. The Voice and Face of Mecum John Kraman Interview

Ford Mustang The First Generation, The Early Years Podcast

Episode NotesFrom Mecum website:All eyes looked to Mecum Auctions in Florida to carry the torch for the January collector car auction action with hopes that the company would kick off 2021 with positive news and successful sales. Not only did Mecum answer the call, it delivered the message with $141.2 million in sales and an overall sell-through rate of 90% in January. For 10 straight days at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, Mecum put on a spectacle of automotive entertainment, sending 2,030 collector cars home with new buyers for a whopping 89% sell-through of the total number of cars offered, an unprecedented sales percentage for a reserve-based auction of this magnitude. Less than a week later, Mecum took the auction action just 2.5 hours southwest to Punta Gorda, where the company auctioned the Muscle Car City Museum collection at no reserve, sending 200 more collector cars into the hands of eager enthusiasts bidding both on-site and from the comfort of home.Mecum Kissimmee 2021 was held Jan. 7-16 and saw total overall sales from its 10-day duration reach $122.8 million—the highest single-auction total ever achieved in Mecum’s 34-year history. Friday, Jan. 15 marked the largest single-day total in company history, as the day’s sales reached $34 million with Carroll Shelby’s personal 427 Cobra, CSX3178 (Lot F145), becoming the annual event’s top seller and taking the crown as the most valuable 427 Cobra ever sold at public auction with a $5.94 million final sale price.Copyright © 2000-2021 Mecum Auction, Inc. All rights reserved.Road Art®, Infonet® & The Bid Goes On® are registered trademarks of Mecum Auction, Inc.1.0.0-b419Website: https://www.mecum.com/Redline 7000 : http://www.redline7000band.com/Twitter: @CarKraman Extra content and information:JP's episode on Ford Mustang The Early Years PodcastJP Emerson's Website: www.jpemerson.comHave an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:doug@turnkeypodcast.comGet our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.comThanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin’ and keep it on the road! Until next time. 

1hr 8mins

1 Feb 2021

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Driven Radio Show #110: John Kraman and Jeff Thisted

Driven Radio Show

Brett, Mark, and Corey welcome returning guest John Kraman, Director of Company Relations and Lead TV Commentator & Analyst for Mecum Auctions on NBC SportsNet, to discuss Mecum’s largest sale of the year, some of the cool things that are crossing the block, and getting his brand-new blue Corvette. Later in the show, special guest Jeff Thisted talks about his love of game shows, hosting car shows on TV, driving all over the country in a 1955 Chevy 210 wagon, and owning a famous Corvette. In the news, special Shelbys are headed to auction, a first-generation Viper brings the big bucks, the Hummer EV will soon be here, and the SSC Tuatara takes another shot at setting the production car speed record. All this and much more on this week's Driven Radio! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr

2 Jan 2021

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Driven Radio Show #107: John Kraman of Mecum Auctions

Driven Radio Show

Brett, Mark, and Corey welcome returning guest John Kraman, Director of Company Relations/Lead TV Commentator & Analyst for Mecum Auctions, to discuss Mecum’s recent sale in Las Vegas, this weekend's sale in Kansas City, and how the monster event in Kissimmee is shaping up for January. In the news, there’s a new way to make your Camaro SS 1LE faster through the twisties, Godzilla built a Mustang hot rod, Jeep says your new Bronco is a sissy, Mercedes says your Lambo is too slow, so Lambo is building a new track monster. All this and much more on this week's Driven Radio! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40mins

21 Nov 2020

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Driven Radio Show #72: John Kraman of Mecum Auctions

Driven Radio Show

Brett, Mark, and Corey welcome special guest John Kraman, Director of Company Relations and Lead TV Commentator/Analyst for Mecum Auctions on NBCSN. John discusses the success of the Indy auction, the upcoming Mecum Kissimmee auction, the Mecum Gallery, all the other events on the Mecum calendar. In the news, the guys talk about new Ford GTs, rebates on unsold Corvettes, how your C8 is trying to kill you, the next generation Mustang, a hybrid Mercedes sedan laying down over 800hp, and Dodge is taking aim at the Raptor. All this and much more on this week's Driven Radio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

22 Aug 2020

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