For over a year now we have been getting peppered with reports of the train wreck of the Mecum Auction. Every dirty detail. We have heard both sides of the story, and yes there are two sides to every story for the record. We swore we would not get dragged into the muck of this story. When we read the court papers, we stayed out of it, when the rumors were flying we stayed out of it, and last month when Classic Boating magazine did a story we stayed out of it. It’s old stale bitter news. And today The Star Tribune in Minnesota paper has chosen to report on it. We will not link it. We once again, we are staying out of it. But have been forced to mention it so folks understand why we wont continue this story.
Why you ask? 3 years ago Texx and I made a choice to stay above this crap! Every passion/Hobby/Sport/Lifestyle has this crap going on. It sucks to be honest. Sleezey restorers, shady dealing and down right dishonesty are all part of every world. This passion has so many honest good players in it. Those are the companies we need to promote and use. We all know who they are.. You can look right here on Woody Boater and see many of them as approved sponsors…Talking about stories like this does nothing to promote the hobby in a fun way. We are about having fun! Period. The festival nature of the auction was fun. That’s why we reported on it. Sadly though now with everything we have experienced from the Warner – Mecum Auction and the fallout since, I will always have a different (uncomfortable) outlook towards the auction world, boats, cars or anything else being offered up for auction.” And that really sucks!