(Kissimmee, Fla.) Jan. 25, 2013 - Panther DRR
announced Thursday during the live broadcast of Mecum Auto
Auctions: Muscle Cars and More on Discovery's Velocity Network that
the Mecum Auction Company has become a sponsor partner of the team
and the No. 22 Panther DRR machine for the 2013 and 2014 IndyCar
Founder and President of Mecum Auctions Dana Mecum noted, "Last
season's inaugural sponsor partnership with Panther DRR was very
exciting for Mecum Auctions with our fantastic finish at the
Indianapolis 500. The entire Mecum family has been involved
in racing for many years, it makes us very happy to announce our
commitment to two more years of sponsorship with a passionate team
with such deep racing roots like Panther DRR."
"We're proud of our continued partnership with the Mecum
Auctions. To align our team and valued team sponsor partners with
such a well-respected, successful and growing brand is truly a
privilege. We look forward to working with Dana and his entire team
both on and off the track over the next several years," commented
Panther DRR owner, Dennis Reinbold.
Oriol Servia, back for a second season with Panther DRR, will
drive the No. 22 Mecum Auctions car at the Indianapolis 500, as
well as several other IZOD IndyCar events in both 2013 and 2014.
This partnership is an extension of the relationship that began in
2012, where Oriol Servia drove the No. 22 Mecum Auctions machine to
a fourth placed finish at the 96th running of the Indianapolis
"Mecum Auctions and Panther DRR share a passion for the
automotive industry, so this couldn't be a better fit. We're
excited to build upon the success we had last year at the 500 with
a fourth placed finish and perform at the very highest level on
behalf of Dana, his employees, valued customers and the entire
Mecum family," stated Panther DRR co-owner Robbie Buhl.
About Mecum Auctions
The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the
sale of collector cars for 26 years, now offering more than 12,000
vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector
car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are
held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity,
Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com
or call (262) 275-5050.