Motorsports executive Joie Chitwood III joins Mecum

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WALWORTH, Wis. – Mecum Auctions, a leading collector car auction company, welcomes Joie Chitwood III as Strategic Adviser. Effective Feb. 10, the internationally recognized and accomplished motorsports executive, will take on an active leadership role in the evaluation and execution of new ventures and business opportunities that Mecum seeks to add to its portfolio.

Chitwood is a recognized executive-level professional in the world of motorsports with a strong record of operating large-scale events, driving revenue and profit growth across the motorsports industry. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of South Florida, and he is the former president of the Daytona International Speedway, the former president and chief operating officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the former manager of administration for the Indy Racing League, and he most recently served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the International Speedway Corp.

Chitwood will join a team that has worked steadily to pave the way for growth and opportunity. Mecum’s brand strength and reach allow the company to continually expand into many different auto-, media- and entertainment-related avenues of advancement, and the company has grown to become the world leader in sales of collector cars, vintage and antique motorcycles, collectible tractors, road art and collectible guitars. The company’s highly effective marketing efforts result in the development, launching and execution of countless industry-leading large-scale promotional campaigns each year to fuel the publicity surrounding overall auction events as well as individual auction offerings and private collections. Mecum Auctions is confident that such successes will be amplified and compounded with the invaluable expertise and inspired direction that Chitwood will bring to the table with his appointment as Mecum’s Strategic Advisor this February.

Mecum Auctions 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.

Mecum Auctions is headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin, and since 2011 has been ranked No. 1 in the world with number of collector cars offered at auction, No. 1 in the world with number of collector cars sold at auction, No. 1 in the U.S. with number of auction venues, No. 1 in the U.S. in total dollar volume of sales, and is host to the world’s largest collector car auction held annually in Kissimmee, Florida, as well as the world’s largest motorcycle auction held annually in Las Vegas.

For more details on upcoming auctions, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit Mecum.com, or call 262-275-5050 for more information.