Mecum Auctions

Walter Payton’s 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo headlines this weekend’s Mecum Auction

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NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2018 Mecum Auctions season continues this weekend with more than 10 hours of live coverage on NBCSN of its Chicago auction, including a five-hour live block on Friday at noon ET, headlined by Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton’s 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo. and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide streaming coverage this weekend’s Mecum Auctions: Chicago coverage.

Mecum Auctions: Chicago will showcase an estimated 1,000 classic and collector cars, highlighted by the 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo, which retains Payton’s ‘Sweetness’ license plate and bracket. The vehicle is one of 1,200 Porsche 930 Turbos produced in the United States in 1979. In addition, Mecum Auctions: Chicago will showcase four vehicle from the McDonald’s Classics Collection, including a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 1955 Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis.

Live coverage from Schaumburg, Ill., on NBCSN includes a five-hour live block on Friday at 12 p.m. ET, as well as live coverage on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET. NBCSN will also air delayed coverage on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET and Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site in Schaumburg alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, Bill Stephens and reporter Katie Osborne. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 30 years.

Following is NBC Sports’ Mecum Auctions: Chicago telecast schedule on NBCSN:



Time (ET)

Thurs., Oct. 25

Mecum Auctions: Chicago

2 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 26

Mecum Auctions: Chicago

12 p.m.

Mecum Auctions: Chicago*

11:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 27

Mecum Auctions: Chicago

1:30 p.m.

Mecum Auctions: Chicago*

5 p.m.

Mecum Auctions: Chicago*

6:30 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 28

Mecum Auctions: Chicago**

9 p.m.

*Same-Day Delay      

**Next-Day Delay                 

Dan Ticktum wins crash-marred FIA F3 World Cup in Macau
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Overshadowed by a horrific crash involving Sophia Floersch was the fact that 19-year-old Dan Ticktum dominated and won the Macau Grand Prix – a victory that puts him closer to earning the superlicence required to allow him to race with Formula 1, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Ticktum won Macau’s qualification race as well as the Grand Prix, starting first in both events. For his victories, he earned 10 points, which combined with 25 for his runner-up finish in the European F3 Championship leaves him just five below the 40 needed for the license.

This was Ticktum’s second Macau Grand Prix victory.

“It was a dominant performance that I was preparing for,” Ticktum said on his web site. “I don’t think I’ve ever prepared as hard as I did for this race and it all worked out. In the final race a lot of variables were thrown at me but I handled them.”

On his way to victory lane, Ticktum had to survive several restarts including the lengthy red flag period following Floersch’s accident to repair the barrier.

“I can’t count how many safety car restarts we had to do,” Ticktum said. “It puts a lot of pressure on a driver here with such a long run down to the first corner. I can’t remember a weekend when I’ve put it all together so well.

“The car was absolutely perfect all weekend, it was so good and I can’t thank Motopark enough for that. I’ve never been so involved in the set-up, felt so at one with the car as I did this weekend.”