7 episodes

Keeping you up to speed w/ the latest auto news, event coverage & expert industry insight. Brought to you by State Farm.

Mecum On the Move Matt Avery & John Kraman

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    • 4.4, 8 Ratings

Keeping you up to speed w/ the latest auto news, event coverage & expert industry insight. Brought to you by State Farm.

    Off to the Races w/ Pro Driver Sage Karam

    Off to the Races w/ Pro Driver Sage Karam

    Drop the green flag for this revved-up On the Move as Matt and John are off to the races. Before starting engines on the grid, the guys take time to discuss new car news, sharing ramifications of Ford’s announcement that the Fusion midsize sedan is being phased out later this summer. Then, it’s pedal to the metal when professional race car driver Sage Karam calls in, getting the guys up to speed with what it’s like to compete in the pixels of e-racing instead of on the track. The wheelman, once again sponsored this season by Mecum Auctions, then shifts back to reality, sharing his experiences of what it’s like behind the wheel in the exhilarating heat of competition, as well as his likes and dislikes of racing on an oval or road course. Next, Scott Hoke, TV host of Mecum Auctions, checks in with Matt and John, talking about his path to the auction company and his favorite memories after 13 seasons on-air. He then shares his close ties with the legendary Indianapolis Speedway and his deep love for the high-octane action that happens there.

    • 39 min
    50 Years of the Dodge Challenger w/ Tim Wellborn & FCA's Kevin Hellman

    50 Years of the Dodge Challenger w/ Tim Wellborn & FCA's Kevin Hellman

    July is shaping up to be a mega-month for Mecum Auctions. In this episode of On the Move, John and Matt share the news that the long-running and wildly successful Dana Mecum’s 33rd Original Spring Classic is expanding to include nine full days of collector car action and excitement. The guys detail some recent, and favorite, race-ready consignments, including a 2018 Ford GT and a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible. Then they shift gears to commemorate 50 years of Dodge’s iconic Challenger. First launched in 1970, the Challenger has since become a global performance icon. Speaking to the best of the classic years, Mopar enthusiast and founder of the renowned Wellborn Musclecar Museum, Tim Wellborn, calls in to discuss some of his favorite vintage Dodge iron. Tim also shares some details on the upcoming multiday Mopar Reunion event taking place this October in Alabama. Then, swinging to the latest and greatest, the guys speak with Kevin Hellman, brand manager for the current Dodge Challenger. Kevin discusses how his team has celebrated these past five decades of Challenger heritage, including the release of the 2020 50th Anniversary Edition.

    • 39 min
    STA-BIL's 1958 Chevy Apache and Modern Retro Rigs

    STA-BIL's 1958 Chevy Apache and Modern Retro Rigs

    Want a behind-the-scenes look at the live broadcast of Mecum Auctions? In this episode of On the Move, John dishes on how he and the rest of the NBCSN broadcast team go about providing TV coverage of the events. The veteran commentator even shares a few personal highlights from the past year. Next, John and Matt cover Cadillac’s upcoming fantastical four-door: the CT5-V Blackwing. Not only does the sedan pack upwards of 650 HP, but it’ll also have three pedals and a manual transmission. From there, the guys check in with call-in guest Bob Galuska, brand manager for STA-BIL. Bob tells the story of the 1958 Chevrolet Apache his team commissioned and built to celebrate the brand’s 60th anniversary. The pickup will be heading to Mecum’s Indy auction this summer, crossing the block at no reserve and with proceeds benefiting Curing Kids Cancer. The show wraps up with Matt and John continuing to talk trucks, examining such modern retro rigs like dealer conversions of late-model Silverado Cheyennes.

    • 30 min
    Vintage Tractors & Affordable Classic Cars

    Vintage Tractors & Affordable Classic Cars

    Matt and John talk about the electrification of drag racing, including a close look at Ford's battery-powered Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype. The wild pony packs over 1,400 HP and promises quarter-mile times in the eight-second range at 170 MPH. Then, the guys transition from fast Fords to field fiends, learning more about Mecum's Gone Farmin' tractor division, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Paul Demchenko, a Gone Farmin' Consignment Agent, calls in to share how he got started with the company and some breaking news about a new home for the events, as well as to offer some insight into the world of muscle tractors. In the show's final segment, Matt and John take on their Ten Grand Challenge, finding budget-buys that are heavy on fun but easy on the wallet. Matt brings a quirky Bricklin SV-1 to the table while John goes for the tried and true fourth-generation Corvette.

    • 33 min
    Muscle Bikes of the Eddie Vannoy Collection & the Hurst GeeTO Tiger

    Muscle Bikes of the Eddie Vannoy Collection & the Hurst GeeTO Tiger

    Ride along with Matt and John for this episode of On The Move as they kick things off with a discussion of showstoppers at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. Both impressed with Dodge’s 2020 50th Anniversary Challenger, they chat about the effect of such a performance-oriented model. Matt also weighs in with his first impressions of riding in Ford’s all-electric 2021 Mach-E SUV and what lies ahead for when the model goes on sale. Next, its pedal to the metal with Bob Ashton, managing member of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. Bob reveals a special sneak peek of new exhibits coming to this year’s show before going into the special realm of vintage muscle bikes from the '60s. Finally, Matt and John talk top picks from the 2020 Mecum Indy Auction—John’s favorite is Pontiac's own Tiger King, the 1965 Pontiac Hurst GeeTO Tiger giveaway car, while Matt falls for a slick Chevy Suburban.

    • 32 min
    Collector Market Future, Shelby Expert on Atzbach Collection

    Collector Market Future, Shelby Expert on Atzbach Collection

    Resto-mods, radical pickups, Shelby memorabilia & the market future are all hot topics for Matt and John this week

    • 32 min

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