HOT WHEELS- Pictured here is a 1968 Camaro Z28 Cross Ram

HOT WHEELS- Pictured here is a 1968 Camaro Z28 Cross Ram

Car auction and speed show charges into City next month

Electric Car Garage brings popular expanded event to Westerner Park

The sixth annual Red Deer Speed & Custom Show and Collector Car Auction rolls out at Westerner Park March 23-25.

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

“We are very excited to be holding our sixth annual Red Deer Collector Car Auction and Speed and Custom Show this year,” said Todd Schwindt, president/owner of The Electric Garage. “We have expanded our space to over 150,000 indoor square feet at Westerner Park to include all three pavilions as well as the salons at the center. This will provide us more room to hold the three shows in one concept that is the largest of its kind in Canada.”

Things kick off March 23 at Westerner Park with a no reserve ‘Automobilia – Memorabilia’ sale. The auction starts at 7 p.m. Folks can preview the collector car line-up with doors opening at 4 p.m. On March 24, 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 25 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. The Electric Garage markets classic cars to collectors around the world via live collector car auctions, Internet marketing, classified advertising as well as professional Ebay auction hosting.

“The car show this year is expanding to host up to 100 show cars from across Canada, all local entries are welcome and each car will be competing in six unique classes for over $6,000 in cash prizes,” said Schwindt.

“New this year as well we have increased the Car Club Display competition to a $1,000 cash prize. The exhibitors’ space this year has also been expanded and companies from across Alberta will be showing off their latest industry products, all new exhibitors are welcome of course.

“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 140 cars up for auction. World champion auctioneer Rod Burnett and celebrity host and ringman Brett ‘Big Schwag’ Wagner will join us on the block all three days starting Friday Night at 6:30 p.m.

“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. Last year’s attendance broke our previous record and we hope to do the same this year with over 10,000 people passing through the door over the weekend.”

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.

“Brett Big Schwag Wagner will be our featured guest this year from speed channels hit show Pass Time,” said Schwindt.

“Brett will also be on board with a film crew to continue filming for our new series called Fast Talkers featuring EG auctions, which is a reality series based on the auction circuit we do and everything that happens at the event, from buyers to consignors to auctioneers to staff to the event itself. The series is in the pilot process now and the crew will be on hand to film the live event.”

Schwindt said the show and sale’s success stems from the fact it offers not only a car show, but also an opportunity to participate in the action with the live auction.

“There will be over 300 cars to view with all three shows combined and no reserve memorabilia all new this year with all new product and a ton of cars to bid on and take home. There is something for everyone and it’s a great family event that’s affordable.”

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