Mecum Auctions is well known for their world-famous collector car auctions. These auctions take place throughout the year in different cities from all over. Automotive enthusiasts gather at these events to witness and potentially buy from a collection of impressive, sometimes surprising classic cars.
The most recent auction by Mecum Auctions was the last one for the 2017 year. This auction took place in Kansas City where attendees had the pleasure of checking out cars like a 1964 Chevrolet Corvette and a 1986 Ferrari Testarossa. Buyers took home these cars and others from the Mecum Kansas City Auction.
One car in particular was highly desired and sold for over twice as much as any other car. This was a 2005 Ford GT that sold for $265,000. One thing that made this Ford GT so desirable was the fact that it had only been driven 3,600 miles, and was thus in exceptional condition. The second most expensive purchase was a 1968 Ford Mustang Resto Mod that sold for $95,000.
These types of car auctions are great places to explore classic sports cars, and you can find a Mecum Auction near you on their website. Until then, stop by Bob Sight Ford to see what modern takes on the classic Ford vehicles we have to offer.
It’s been a busy, inspiring couple of months for us here at Bob Sight Ford. From celebrating our 25th anniversary and hosting an insanely fun tailgating fundraiser event at Lee’s Summit North High School to coming together as a community to help those in need in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a lot has been going on around here. Read on to learn more about recent events at Bob Sight Ford.
25th Anniversary Celebration
Can you believe it? We’ve been in the car-selling business for 25 years! On October 7th we hosted a great day of family fun to celebrate. The afternoon featured live music, tons of exciting activities, a giveaway, and more!
Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Donation Drive
In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we we’re humbled to see our community in Lee’s Summit and Kansas City come together and generously help us collect supplies for those in need. After two successful donation drives, we were able to send a huge variety of supplies to help out those struggling with these natural disasters.
All of these events were reminders of why we love living and working amongst such a supportive community. From all of us at Bob Sight Ford, thank you!
Here at Bob Sight Ford, we have committed ourselves to providing high-quality service no matter what you’re looking for – whether you’re purchasing a new ride or coming back to have us check up on your vehicle’s routine maintenance. This commitment to quality has forged a long-lasting relationship with residents of the surrounding Lees Summit community. And now, as of September 2017, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary as a member of this region, serving individuals and families who love their cars as much as we do.
In honor of our 25th anniversary, let us give the residents of Lees Summit a resounding thank you. Without your continuing patronage of our business, we wouldn’t be here. We have spent more than two decades fostering partnerships and delivering our work with friendly smiles, because ultimately, even though we work in the auto industry, our business is with people. The anniversary celebration doesn’t stop there, though; throughout the month of September, we’ll be hosting special events and providing exciting opportunities for the community of Lees Summit.
Are you a member of the Lees Summit community and surrounding areas? We invite you to experience our dealership here at Bob Sight Ford. We guarantee you’ll love our business – and you may even find your next dream car.
Including military personnel in active duty and spouses or surviving spouses, veterans, retirees, reservists, and National Guard and Honor Guard members, the discount aims to make Ford vehicles more accessible to the brave men and women who serve our country.
With bonus cash of up to $500 available whether you’re buying or leasing a new vehicle, Ford offers one of the best and most expansive military bonus deals, and what better brand is there to buy than the all-American Ford?
Ford vehicles are tough, and when you’re at home, you want a vehicle that’s as tough as you. That’s why the Ford F-150 has been the most popular truck in American for over 30 years—because folks like you have found that it’s the best and most reliable truck around.
So if you’re in the military, you used to be in the military, or your spouse is or was in the military, come down to Bob Sight Ford today and check out our lineup. First responders can feel free to stop by as well. Ask about the Ford special offers for military and first responders and we’ll get you into a new F-150 for as little money as possible.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rocketed into theaters this past May to the enthusiasm of audiences everywhere, and Ford teamed up with Marvel to drop a new commercial for the brand’s upcoming Ford EcoSport SUV. The new ride won’t be coming to the Ford SUV lineup until 2018, but it’s hard to resist getting a bit excited over its launch with a pint-sized, adorable Groot sitting in the passenger seat – and watching the SUV hold its own against some of the slick, sci-fi spaceships featured in the commercial.
An all-new entry to Ford’s portfolio, the 2018 EcoSport is a compact SUV designed to be aerodynamic and sporty on the outside, spacious and versatile on the inside, and packed with an even balance of high-tech connectivity and capable driving dynamics. Plus, with tons of available features from Intelligent 4WD to an 8-inch touchscreen, the EcoSport will have something for everyone. And it’s exactly that kind of athletic and futuristic appeal that helps the EcoSport fit in with the Guardians of the Galaxy universe.
The EcoSport won’t be coming to the Ford SUV lineup until 2018, but until then, you can live out your “Guardians”-based daydreams like the woman in the ad campaign behind the wheel of another Ford SUV. Head over to Bob Sight Ford today and we’ll get you in touch with an SUV suited to your intergalactic adventures today.
The 2017 North American Auto Show in Detroit is one of the most esteemed auto shows in the world, with many brands saving reveals of updated models of their popular nameplates for the show in order to get more attention. However, the new Ford Mustang Convertible chose to pass up on a Detroit reveal to prevent getting lost in the media frenzy surrounding the event. Instead, Ford chose to unveil the 2018 model a week later.
Ford didn’t skip the Detroit auto show completely. The standard hardtop 2018 Mustang made its debut at NAIAS, which gave enthusiasts a good idea of what the convertible variant would look like. With similar styling cues like an updated exterior, standard LED lights, and a 12-inch driver display behind the wheel, the two models share a lot of cool features. Of course, there’s nothing quite like the leisurely, opulent vibe of a convertible top.
For 2018, the Ford Mustang convertible will be dropping its usual V6 engine in favor of a more innovative 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine, which has already been offered as an option in the past. It will also continue to feature the available V8 engine. The coupe and convertible models will go on sale together in the fall, but pricing has not yet been announced.
Ford volunteers recently rolled up their sleeves to make the world a little greener during Ford Accelerated Action Day. Every year, Ford takes some time off to give back to various communities around the country, specifically working on eco-friendly projects. In addition to volunteering, Ford also gave more than $55,000 in grants to help fund various projects.
Ford put together a massive list of projects for Accelerated Action Day, ranging from a Lake Erie cleanup to landscaping and education programs. Over 20 different non-profit organizations participated in the events, and more than 700 Ford employees volunteered. In total, 49 projects were completed.
“Protecting our natural resources is a critical part of creating a better world,” said Janet Lawson, director, Ford Volunteer Corps. “We’re building and planting in sustainable ways and the e-waste recycling drive goes a step further to keep potentially hazardous electronics out of landfills.”
Ford also put together a massive e-waste cleanup project, collecting more than 75,000 pounds of materials from old computers, cell phones, and printers. Ford is also putting together a Ford Global Caring Month in September, cleaning up the environment and starting a long month of events. In fact, more than 30,000 volunteers are set to participate in over 1,700 projects across six continents.
Many people might not know that Henry Ford himself was a big country music fan. That’s according to Yisel Cabrera, community relations manager of the Ford Motor Company Fund. Cabrera said that the pioneering founder was also a “believer in making the world a better place.”
White is a responsible for such hits as “It Feels Good” and “Livin’ The Dream.” It’s the hope of the Ford Motor Company Fund and Derek White that his artistic prowess will help to draw people out for various good causes across the country.
On June 4th in Los Angeles, Drake White will be performing to benefit the American Red Cross. On July 2nd, he’ll be in Detroit helping bring in funds for Habitat For Humanity. Drake will also be putting on shows in Dallas and Boston.
Ford has established a new subsidiary called Ford Smart Mobility LLC to focus on developing and investing in mobility services. Ford Smart Mobility will operate out of locations in Palo Alto, California, as well as Dearborn, Michigan, and will be headed by Jim Hackett, a member of the Ford Board of Directors.
The purpose of Ford Smart Mobility is to pursue opportunities to enter the mobility market and further Ford’s position and reputation as both an auto company and a mobility company. Ford hopes to be a leader in the mobility and autonomous vehicle markets.
Pulling from Ford’s existing body of mobility technologies, Ford Smart Mobility will work with data analytics teams from Ford Motor Company to develop mobility services that are ready to sell as well as invest in other companies’ mobility projects. Ford Smart Mobility will develop these new services independently from Ford and consult with other start-ups.
The executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford, says Ford Smart Mobility isn’t just about addressing today’s mobility issues, but rather “interpret[ing] what mobility will mean to future generations” and will “address the rapidly changing transportation challenges of an increasingly crowded world.”
We at Bob Sight Ford are excited to see what innovative breakthroughs Ford makes in mobility in the coming years.