Coker Tire Named Exclusive Tire And Wheel Sponsor Of Mecum Auctions

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Newly announced partnership will spotlight Coker Tire and its full line of products for the restoration and collector car market at all 18 Mecum Auctions, including on-site product sales and support, television coverage and special recognition of Coker-equipped vehicles
Newly announced partnership will spotlight Coker Tire and its full line of products for the restoration and collector car market at all 18 Mecum Auctions, including on-site product sales and support, television coverage and special recognition of Coker-equipped vehicles

Coker Tire, the world’s largest supplier of collector vehicle tires, announced it has signed an exclusive tire and wheel sponsorship agreement with Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company. Kicking off with this weekend’s 10-day, 3,200-car auction at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fl., the new partnership will include on-site booth displays at each of the 18 stops along the 2018 Mecum schedule, commercial spots, and dedicated air time during coverage offering perspectives about auction vehicles equipped with Coker Tire products. 

“Partnering with Mecum Auctions will serve as a testament to not only our love of classic vehicles but also our focus on getting the period-correct details that add value to these incredible cars,” President and COO of Coker Tire Wade Kawasaki said. “For years, Hot Rodders, custom-car builders and even concours-winning restorers have known that Coker Tire offers the best balance of aesthetics and performance. Dana Mecum and his team have built an incredible presence with their auctions both at the local and national level, and their appreciation for preserved and restored classics makes this relationship a perfect fit.” 

With a full line of tires and wheels for both restored classics and customized vehicles, Coker Tire offers the highest quality rolling stock for a wide array of collector vehicles. From its latest Firestone Wide Oval Radial tire to concours-quality bias-ply tires and steel wheels, Coker Tire products are designed to preserve factory aesthetics and increase value while providing modern performance and quality, said officials.

Coker Tire and Mecum staff will choose vehicles at every auction to represent the brand on display, and Coker Tire will share some of its favorite vehicles from each event via social media and post-sale media coverage. 

Mecum President Dana Mecum said the agreement seamlessly aligns with the company’s ongoing mission of partnering with the best brands that offer the greatest products for collector cars. “Coker Tire’s extensive history as a leader in this market makes them an ideal brand to team with. Providing them with first-hand access to the collectors, enthusiasts and industry influencers that attend our events is an essential component to this new relationship.” 

Coker Tire will be on hand at Mecum auctions nearly every month of 2018, beginning with the Kissimmee event running Jan. 5-14. The next three Mecum auctions will take place in Las Vegas, Jan. 23-27, Los Angeles, Feb. 16-17, and Kansas City, Mo., March 16-17. With multiple days of cars, motorcycles and automobile memorabilia, there will be a diverse group of both auction offerings and collectors at each auction. Nearly every Mecum car auction will be broadcast on NBCSN in most markets.

For the full auction schedule and to learn more about Mecum Auctions, visit mecum.com.



Enrollment Period Announced For Monthly Payment Program For Bradley County Property Taxes

Bradley County Trustee Mike Smith has announced the enrollment periods for the 12-month payment program for property taxes. The program for the 2019 property taxes will have the first payment due on March 15, 2019. Enrollment for the monthly payment program is currently open through Dec 7. An additional enrollment period will be from Jan. 3, 2019, through Feb. 8, 2019. ... (click for more)

Tennessee September Revenues Exceeded Budgeted Estimates

Tennessee revenues exceeded budgeted estimates for September. Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin Thursday reported that overall September revenues were $1.4 billion, which is $63.4 million more than September of last year and $53.3 million more than the budgeted estimate. The growth rate for September was 4.66 percent. "September sales tax receipts continue ... (click for more)

Charles Pipkens Arrested In Series Of Violent Home Invasions

Chattanooga Police have arrested Charles Dijon Pipkens as one of the suspects in a series of violent home invasions. Pipkens, 27, of 434 N. Hickory St., is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, unlawfully carrying a weapon, use of a weapon during the commission of a felony, and criminal impersonation. Police ... (click for more)

County Schools To Push Forward With Equity Effort; Magnet Schools To Get More Diversity With Lottery Change

The county schools will push forward with an equity effort that appeared to have been paused after board members Rhonda Thurman and Joe Smith in May said  they rejected the idea that county schools need to “racially and economically integrate.” An equity task force did not meet for several months and the schools did not move forward on hiring an outside consultant to help ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Lee In A Landslide

The first time I met Bill Lee, the guy who is triggering a huge turnout of Tennessee voters across the state, I instantly liked him, admired him, and must have told a dozen friends that day we have the most exciting guy going to the Governor’s Mansion we’ve ever had. The best reason is because Bill Lee is real. His opponent, Karl Dean, is a Democrat and a longtime politician. Go ... (click for more)