It’s not as sexy as the 1939 Lincoln Zephyr once owned by casino magnate Steve Wynn and it won’t hit the speeds of the 535 horse power 1968 Chevelle that’s also up for sale, but the 1990 F150 Ford Lariat is one of Jonathan Mackee’s favorites.
The truck, in mint condition with under 80,000 kilometres on it, is one of over 75 vehicles that will be on the auction block at the third annual Mackee Auctions Classic Car Show & Sale in the ENTREC Centre at Evergreen Park this Friday and Saturday.
Mackee says the owner of the Lariat is from Grande Prairie. He is the one who purchased it originally and has been the only owner. It has less than 80,000 kilometres on it.
“You just don’t see a half-ton truck from 1990 that has been kept in such immaculate shape,” said Mackee of the five-speed standard vehicle that also has two gas tanks. “It has all of the options including power windows and door locks.”
He says everything is original on the truck including the paint. Mackee says it is difficult to put a price tag on the vehicle.
“There just aren’t any out there that are in this kind of shape,” he said. “I know what a normal 1990 Lariat would sell for, but putting a price on this one is tough. I guess, in the end, it is worth what someone will pay for it.”
The auction and show goes from 5-10 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $15 for the weekend or $10 for the day or $25 for the weekend for a family. Children 12 and under are free.
Part of the Mackee Auctions Classic Car Show & Auction is a free outdoor movie doubleheader on Friday.
Anyone with a classic vehicle will be allowed into the movie, in Parking Lot A at Evergreen Park, starting at 6 p.m. and the general public at 7 p.m. First movie will start at about 9:45 p.m.
Those attending will be asked to donate to the PEDS Ward at the QEII Hospital. Nurses and doctors from the hospital will be working the gates, parking and selling kettle corn. Anyone who donates will receive free admission to Friday’s car show and auction.
WINMAR Property Restoration Specialists will be donating 100 per cent of the kettle corn proceeds to PEDS. The movie is sponsored by Darlene Repka of Focus Realty and proceeds from the 50-50 being held at the car show and auction and the movie will go to Ronald McDonald House.
During the movies the ENTREC Centre will be open for those needing to use a washroom.
STOMPEDE XXXVIII (May 25-29...
The 39th annual Grande Prairie Stompede - the largest and longest-running annual event in the area - goes May 25-29 at Evergreen Park.
The show includes professional rodeo and chuckwagon racing and concerts on Friday and Saturday evening. There is also a large midway and lots of other entertainment and events.
The rodeo goes 2 p.m. Thursday to Sunday while the chucks begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.