The red carpets are rolled out at the Anaheim Convention Center as more than 800 muscle cars, classic vehicles and hot rods cross the auction block during a three-day event that begins Thursday.
Mecum Auction Inc. will sell off millions of dollars worth of autos.
Gates at the convention center open at 8 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Tickets are available at the gates for $15 per person. Children younger than 12 get in free.
Bring a checkbook, though. The rare cars, some of which have been featured on the covers of glossy magazines, run in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Take hot rodding legend Tom McMullen’s 1932 Ford Deuce roadster, which appeared on the covers of Hot Rod, Street Rodder and Popular Hot Rodding magazines. With a tricked-out paint job designed by “Big Daddy” Ed Roth, the roadster set a speed record of 167 mph for its class on a dry lake bed in El Mirage near Palmdale.