MARENGO, Ill. - Mecum Auction will offer the Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tweedy Pie - a 1923 Ford T-bucket - at its second annual Mecum Monterey Auction, August 13-14, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Spa.
Tweedy Pie became an instant American hot rodding icon when replica model car company Revell issued it as a car kit in 1963.
"All enthusiasts from that era remember wanting this particular model car," said President Dana Mecum. "That first year, millions of Tweedy Pie model cars flew off the shelves comparable to record sales from such pop phenomenon as The Beatles, immediately catapulting this vehicle into mainstream culture."
Featuring custom pinstriping by Roth, a hot rod gear head best known for his famed "Rat Fink" cartoon creation, the legendary Tweedy Pie vehicle was featured on the covers of the December 1959 Rodding and Restyling magazine and the March 1962 Rod and Custom magazine. It has channeled over bobbed Deuce rails, a Corvette V8 engine with six Stromberg 97 carburetors and an Offy manifold.
Mecum's Monterey Auction has been expanded to two days as more than 400 vehicles will cross the block. Cars will be displayed on the beautiful Del Monte Golf Course. The auction is open to the general public. For a complete list of vehicles, visit http://www.Mecum.com.
The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 23 years, now offering more than 5,000 collector cars per year. Consignment, bidder and event information is available online at http://www.Mecum.com or by calling 815.568.8888.
Mecum Monterey Auction
August 13-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Spa
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Vehicle check-in: Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Preview: Thursday 12 - 5 p.m.
Auction Gates open Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m.
Auction begins Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m.