Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wanna Buy A Good Truck...?

Only in Texas will you ever get the chance to bid on a truck like this!

Actually, this whole thing is pretty cool, with the proceeds going to a worthy cause. I'm sure someone will really overpay on the truck, simply because of it's history.

Pickup that Bush drove on ranch up for auction

Associated Press | December 18, 2012 | Updated: December 18, 2012 5:48pm
George W. Bush drove the truck around his ranch in Crawford.
Photo: Jerry Larson, For The Chronicle / Freelance
DALLAS — A pickup former President George W. Bush used on his Central Texas ranch will be auctioned off to benefit a program dedicated to assisting U.S. military families.

The Barrett-Jackson auction house in Scottsdale, Ariz., says the 2009 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4-by-4 SuperCrew will be offered Jan. 19, with all proceeds going to the Fisher House Foundation.

The truck's right airbag panel is signed by Bush. The buyer will also get a video showing Bush autographing the truck and driving around the ranch near Crawford, about two hours south of Dallas.

Bush, who left office in 2009, said in the news release, "I haven't driven on a street in many, many years, but I have been able to drive this truck on my ranch.

Regardless of your politics, you have to admit this might be something to have. I believe that the first thing should do is to repaint it...just in case! Don't want your new truck being on a poster somewhere with the slogan  "destroy on sight" written on the bottom, ya know?

Better have our coffee in the kitchen this morning. A little front blew through last night, and it's chilly outside!


Momlady said...

I wonder if the auction will be broadcast. It will be interesting to see how much it goes for. It's certainly a nice gesture.
I'm gonna need the coffee this morning. Lots to do before family arrives.

Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

People can say what they want about GW, but he ALWAYS supported and admired our troops. Maybe Jay Leno will buy it. I'm sure the auction will be shown on the Speed Channel.
Coffee in the kitchen is fine - I'll bring some fruit cake for all. Just love fruit cake!

Kevin and Tracy (a.k.a. kcgaz) said...

I plan to go to the auction this year, I will have to check it out!

Anonymous said...

That is a fine sentiment from our Ex-President. I hope the charity gets a great boost.

JMD said...

I am glad that there are those trying to support our military. Sure he will get more for his rig than we ever could.

JO said...

What a wonderful thing to do. Good for him to remember out Troops.

I'll be happy to sit in your cozy kitchen and have coffee. It's 26 here this morning.

HermitJim said...

Hey Momlady...
Nothing like getting ready for company to wear ya out!

Just don't over-do, my friend!

Thanks for the visit this morning!

Hey Phyllis...
Ya know, I haven't had any fruitcake in a very long time! Sounds good!

Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Kcgaz...
You'll have to keep us posted on what goes on there!

Thanks for coming over this morning!

Hey Anon 7:18...
For a charity to be noticed, this kind of attention can only be a good thing.

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey JMD...
Right you are about that! Probably will bring in more than it's worth!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Jo...
Always plenty of room for you, sweetie!

Pretty chilly at 40 degrees here and the wind blowing worse than a politicians speech!

Thanks for the visit today!

linda m said...

I would love to buy the truck, if for no other reason than to help our military. However, due to lack of funds I'll have to pass. Coffee inside sounds fine to me. Blizzard conditions around here.

Sixbears said...

It's for a good cause, so that's great.

Gorges Smythe said...

Dare I wonder what Mr. Obama has donated to the cause?

Junior Perrera said...

Actually, President George W. Bush's Ford F-150 was auctioned last January 19, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona by Jay Leno. The winner was NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Jeff Gordon, and was sold for $300,000. From what I heard, the auction money will benefit the Fisher House Foundation. Here are the specs of that ride; 5.4-liter V8 engine that can execute up to 310HP.

Junior Perrera