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 for more updates.

About the Mecum Auction Company:

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
or call 262.275.5050.