2012 Chevrolet pickup truck to be sold for charity at Ritchie Bros. unreserved equipment auction in Chehalis, WA

Feb 20, 2013, 11:02 ET from Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Proceeds from the sale of the truck will go directly to support Chicks n Chaps-an organization that teaches women about the sport of rodeo while raising awareness and funds for breast cancer patients and their families

CHEHALIS, WA, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - At its upcoming Chehalis, WA unreserved auction on March 5, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will sell a 2012 Chevrolet 2500HD Silverado 4x4 pickup truck for charity—all proceeds from the sale of the truck will go directly to support breast cancer patients and their families through the Montana-based Chicks n Chaps™ charity organization. In total, more than 1,300 heavy equipment items and trucks will be sold in the Chehalis auction, including the 2012 Chevrolet pickup—all items will sold by unreserved auction, with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Bids can be made in the auction in person at Ritchie Bros. Chehalis auction site, via live simulcast in Alaska, online in real time at www.rbauction.com or by proxy. 

"Our organization is very excited for auction day—the more money the truck brings the more people we can help," said Shannone Hart, co-president and founder of Chicks n Chaps. "There are lots of breast cancer charities out there, raising millions of dollars each year—with much of that money going to research. Research is very important, of course, as it will help future breast cancer patients, but our charity focuses on those fighting cancer right now. All the funds we raise go directly to local breast cancer patients and their families that need help today."

The 2012 Chevrolet 2500HD Silverado 4x4 pickup truck was donated to Chicks n Chaps by Karl Tyler Chevrolet in Missoula, MT and features a one-of-a-kind paint wrap created by well-known cowboy and western artist Larry Pirnie—the paint wrap (which can be removed) is pink, with the sides painted with women and men riding rodeo and has the Chicks n Chaps logo. For more information, including a photo of the truck, visit www.rbauction.com. The truck will be sold in the early afternoon on March 5.

Other equipment highlights from the March 5 Chehalis auction, include:

  • 22 hydraulic excavators (incl. 2006 Hitachi EX1900-5)
  • 20 crawler tractors (incl. Caterpillar D10T, D10R, D9R)
  • 18 rock trucks (incl. Caterpillar 777F, 777D)
  • And hundreds of other heavy equipment items & trucks

"We jumped at the opportunity to sell the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado for Chicks n Chaps. We get to help simply by doing what we do best—conducting unreserved auctions," said Brad Maas, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "Our March 5 Chehalis auction also features a large selection of heavy equipment and trucks from owners all over the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. In fact, for this auction we will be conducting a live simulcast in Fairbanks, AK. Of course bidders can also participate live online or by proxy—everyone is welcome."

A selection of large late model mining equipment featured in the Chehalis auction is located in Fairbanks, AK and will be sold by photo (Virtual Ramp) in Chehalis on March 5—detailed information and videos of each item in operation can be found at www.rbauction.com. A live auction simulcast of the Chehalis auction will be held at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge (4477 Pikes Landing Rd.) in Fairbanks, AK.

About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is the world's largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation, agricultural, material handling, energy, mining, forestrymarine and other industries. Ritchie Bros. offers compelling solutions that make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell equipment with confidence. The Company conducts hundreds of unreserved public auctions each year, selling more equipment to on-site and online bidders than any other company in the world (rbauction.com).  The Company also operates an online marketplace through Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne (EquipmentOne.com) and a range of value-added services, including equipment financing for customers through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services (rbauctionfinance.com). The Company has over 110 locations in more than 25 countries, including 44 auction sites worldwide.

PHOTO FOR MEDIA USE: A photo of the 2012 Chevrolet 2500HD Silverado 4x4 pickup truck being sold for charity for Chicks n Chaps can be downloaded from http://www.rbauction.com/photos.

SOURCE Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers