Indianapolis, Indiana (May 24, 2012)
- Panther DRR is excited to announce that
Mecum Auction Company will join the team as the primary sponsor for
the No. 22 Panther DRR machine piloted by Oriol Servia for the 96th
Running of the Indianapolis 500.
"We're elated to have Mecum on board for the Indianapolis
500, as well as partner with us for the rest of the 2012 IndyCar
season on the No. 22 entry. Dennis Reinbold, our entire team of
sponsor partners and I share a deep appreciation and adoration for
all cars, so this couldn't be a better fit. Our goal is to help
Dana and the entire team at Mecum Auctions put many more "SOLD"
stickers on many more cars in the future," commented Panther DRR
Co-Owner, Robbie Buhl.
President and CEO of Mecum Auctions Dana Mecum noted, "The
Mecum family has been involved in racing for over 40 years, and the
Indy 500 is the pinnacle of racing. So when Panther DRR presented
this opportunity to us, it took less than five seconds to get
onboard, and I can't wait to put a Mecum "SOLD" sticker on a bottle
of milk this Sunday."
Servia, who will be piloting the No. 22 Chevy-powered
Mecum Auctions machine, will be giving it his all to bring the
auction company a victory on Sunday. Last year, the veteran driver
started on the front row in third position, led for 18 laps and
finished the race in sixth position. This will be the Spaniard's
fourth Indianapolis 500 start and he will be fighting for the win
from 27th position.
Panther DRR will be back on track Friday, May 25th for
final practice for the 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The
race is scheduled for noon (ET) on Sunday, May 27. Live coverage on
ABC and the IMS Radio Network will start at 11 a.m. Please visit
www.dreyerreinboldracing.com for more updates.
About the Mecum Auction
The Mecum Auction Company has
been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now
offering more than 10,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions
is the world leader of collector car, classic motorcycle, vintage
wooden boat and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the
United States and broadcast live on Discovery's Velocity Network.
For further information, visit www.mecum.com
or call 262.275.5050.