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Car auction and speed show charges into City

The eighth annual Red Deer Collector Car Auction and Speed Show rolls out at Westerner Park March 14-16.

The event, hosted by EG Auctions of Red Deer, also features special guest ‘Big Schwag’ Brett Wagner from Speed Channel’s Pass Time.

“We’re pretty excited. Being the first event of the year it always seems to get people through the door. This is just the very beginning of the antique classic car season in Alberta,” said Todd Schwindt, president/owner of EG Auctions in Red Deer. “It’s becoming a standard show in Central Alberta and we are very well supported locally.

“It’s definitely a hobby that is continually growing in popularity from the car collector that has been into the cars for his whole life and they have been passed down from generation to generation to the new people that have started to get into it as well.”

Things kick off March 14 at Westerner Park with a no reserve ‘Automobilia – Memorabilia’ sale. The auction starts at 7 p.m. Folks can also preview the collector car line-up with doors opening at 5 p.m.

On March 15, the no reserve memorabilia auction starts at 10:30 a.m. with the collector car auction at 11 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m.

And finally, on March 16 the auction begins at noon with doors opening at 10 a.m.

Schwindt said the event includes an exciting array of entertainment including sports and rock memorabilia to bid on as well. EG Auctions markets classic cars to collectors around the world via live collector car auctions, Internet marketing, classified advertising as well as professional Ebay auction hosting.

“We have a great cross section of exhibitors from the automobile and recreational industry. And of course the collector car auction this year will run all three days, with over 100 classic hot rods and sports cars and muscle cars up for auction.

“The Speed Show is unique to any other show in Canada, a world class collector car auction, car show competition, and an exhibitor speed show -- all indoors. The show continues to gain momentum every year and we see the Red Deer community beginning to embrace the show more and more every year.”

Brett ‘Big Schwag’ Wagner – actor, reality TV star, TV host, nationally syndicated radio host and producer, former pro wrestler and author -- has been in the entertainment business for over 20 years. He has guest starred in more than 60 different TV shows and films. In the mid 90’s Wagner got involved with pro wrestling and was running the WWE’S minor league company Ultimate Pro Wrestling in Orange County, California.

“He is a great personality. He is the type of person you can walk up to and have a conversation with, he’s great with the small kids as well,” said Schwindt. “He’s a real good character and very entertaining. We’ve managed to get Schwag on the block so over the years he’s become a mainstay and part of the crew. He’s a wonderful addition to the EG family.”

For more information, call 1-888-296-0528 or email todd@egauctions.com or check out www.theelectricgarage.com.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

 
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