Sunday, April 1, 2012
Affordable bargains, six-figure gems, and one heck of a car show. 750 photos from the Mecum Spring Collector Car Auction in Kansas City
Luckily, the folks at Mecum Auctions share that opinion, and once again they managed to draw more than 750 sparkling vehicles to the Kansas City Convention Center for the Mecum Spring Classic Auto Auction.
For example, the most expensive car sold at this event was a 2012 Mercedes S600, which hammered for $133,000. Now, I took more than 700 pictures, and this car wasn't one of them. Heck, I walked right by it, and it never even tripped my radar. It just looked like another new car to me. As it turns out, it was a very expensive new car. Maybe it'll return to the auction in five years and I'll remember to snap a shot of it when it sells for an eighth of that price.
I've been taking car pictures in Bartle Hall for years, and I've never been able to make them look good under the harsh lights in there. Now if you're a real photographer, you're still probably going to cringe, but I think these are the nicest pictures I've ever taken in that room. I've been figuring out a few secrets on the new camera now, and most of these are not horribly blurry or discolored. The slideshow is big, though--more than 750 pictures. I think you'll like them, though.
See what you think below, or CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE A BETTER VERSION OF THE SLIDESHOW!