Raised in auto-obsessed Los Angeles during the 1960s and ‘70s, our guest spent his youth hanging around the dealerships where his dad sold cars. This experience bred a lifelong interest in both the cars and the business of selling them. He enjoyed a long and successful career first as a sales manager for retail auto sales, and later shifting gears to work in aircraft sales.
Joining the Mecum team in 2006, John Kraman served as the co-director of consignments for Mecum Auctions alongside Frank Mecum. Beginning in 2008 and continuing today, Kraman has been the commentator of Mecum Auctions broadcast on NBC Sports Network, MotorTrend TV and others. And he’s here to tell us all about his fascinating career journey in the world of classic cars and broadcasting.
This episode is part of our ROAD TO SUCCESS SERIES - inspiring stories that help shape the future of the autosphere.
This episode has been brought to you by MECUM Auctions the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has specialized in the sale of collector cars for more than 35 years, now offering more than 22,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Mecum Auctions is headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin, and since 2011 has been ranked No. 1 in the world with the number of collector cars offered at auction and is host to the world's largest collector car auction held annually in Kissimmee, Florida, as well as the largest motorcycle auction held annually in Las Vegas. Mecum's Road Art and Mecum On Time divisions offer a wide-variety of collectibles for live and online auctions.
This episode is sponsored in part by Garage Style Magazine. Since 2007, GSM has been the definitive source for car collectors, continually delivering information about Automobilia, Petroliana, Events and more... because after all, what doesn't belong in your garage?