3-Point Ink, LLC has announced that Sherry Schaefer has joined Mecum Auctions as a new co-announcer at the Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic auction.
Schaefer has written multiple books on Oliver farm equipment and is currently working on another book featuring all brands of farm equipment built during the “muscle tractor” era. Schaefer is considered a leading authority on the Oliver farm equipment line and is well-known throughout the tractor world. Her vast background in this field has provided her the opportunity to work with Mecum Auctions. Schaefer is co-announcing the Spring Classic Vintage Tractor Auction alongside Max Wilson this weekend at the Mississippi Valley Fair Center in Davenport, Iowa. Wilson is a John Deere enthusiast from Harvard, IL, who has filled the co-announcer seat for the past four years. Over 350 tractors, signs, and farm relics as well as literature collection will be auctioned off during the event.
The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 29 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year. Headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin, Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle and Road Art sales. In 2010, Dan Mecum launched the Gone Farmin’ tractor division within the company and has since grown it into a thriving venture now offering four tractor auctions each year.
The Mecum Auctions Gone Farmin’ episodes are broadcast on RFD TV on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. CT and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. CT. The live taping of the tractor auction will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, 2016. Signs and farm relics will begin at 2:00 p.m. or immediately following tractors on Friday. A preview of items can be found at www.mecum.com.
“I’m honored to have been asked by Mecum Auctions to fill this position, and I’m excited to be working with a group of top-notch auctioneers who have taken tractor auctions to a new level. Max is well versed in the lineup until 1960, and my field is from 1960 and up. I believe that combination of our knowledge will be an asset to the monologue of the show. This is a great opportunity to share the history of these great machines that are such a rich part of our ag heritage,” says Schaefer.