A Piece Of Our Heritage For Sale
It's time to throttle back on the rhetoric about the Fairgrounds sale just a little this weekend and enjoy what most of us hope will be the first of many annual visits by the Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction to the Orange County Fair and Event Center.
AUCTION TIME IN COSTA MESA
Much hoopla has accompanied the launch of this auction week, which will be culminated over the weekend by the car auction.
WHAT A MACHINE!
In the spirit of community harmony and philanthropy, Facilities Management West has donated a pristine 1946 John Deere Tractor - one of only 2840 build during the war years of 1941-1947 - to the auction. According to Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, "...this is one of the most beautifully restored John Deere tractors I've ever seen."
SLOW AND STEADY
This beautiful piece of our agricultural heritage will share the auction block with exotic cars capable of going 0-60 in less than 4 seconds. The tractor has a top speed of 15 miles per hour!
100% OF PROCEEDS TO CENTENNIAL FARM
According to Facilities Management West principal and Costa Mesa resident Richard Dick, 100% of the proceeds of the sale of this tractor will go to the Centennial Farm Foundation at the Orange County Fairgrounds, benefiting the children and programs at Centennial Farm, one of the lynch-pin features of the Fairgrounds.
According to Mack Ramsay, President of the Centennial Farm Foundation, "Centennial Farm and its connection with the people of Orange County is extremely important and dear to our hearts. We're grateful that Facilities Management West is providing this wonderful gift so the work of Centennial Farm can continue and remain a lasting part of our Orange County heritage."
BRING YOUR WALLET
The tractor is Lot # 617.2 and will be auctioned off between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, 2010. For more information on the auction and schedule of events visit the Barrett-Jackson page HERE.