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George W. Bush Puts His Truck Up For Auction

Fisher House Foundation

George W. Bush is auctioning off his truck for charity. The former president donated the truck he often used to roam around his Texas ranch to help Fisher House Foundation. The charity constructs “comfort homes” on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers so relatives can be close to their loved ones while they receive care.

President Bush’s truck is a part of the upcoming Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona, Examiner notes. The former president’s truck is a 2009 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4X4 Super Crew. The auction occurs on January 19 as a part of the Salon/5000 Series segment of the vehicle auction. George W. Bush’s truck is expected to roll across the auction block at 9:30 pm local time.

The former first couple reportedly used the truck to do work around the Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas and to give tours to visiting dignitaries. The Ford truck has a 5.4-Liter V8 engine, a 11,200-pounds towing capacity, and a leather interior.

President Bush autographed the right airbag panel. The winning bidder not only gets a nice truck and the satisfaction of helping out a charity but also receives a video of George W. Bush signing his autograph and driving the truck around his Crawford ranch.

The Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation facilitated the donation of President Bush’s truck for the Fisher House Foundation.

The charity has offered free stays to more than 17,000 relatives and offered more than four million days of lodging to military families since the Fisher House Foundation began in 1999.

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10 Responses to “George W. Bush Puts His Truck Up For Auction”

  1. Jim Nielsen

    I think it's great mr bush is doing this he was a good man if he could have had obama's speaking skills he would have been great.

  2. Donny Granberry

    It is hard to find a man of this caliber today. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Bush for being such gracious and wonderful leaders. Giving is a trait that seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. We have two examples that people need to reflect. Out former president giving to those who have given so much for our country, and our current president taking from our country. Who is the true example?

  3. Mike Salfai

    Just another "prop" from when Bush was pretending to be a rancher, on the "family ranch" – a ranch he purchased in 1999 to foster his image as a "down home, heartlander" when campaigning to become President. Upon leaving the Presidency, he quickly moved to Dallas.

  4. Shawn Townsend

    Some people do have more than one piece of property!!!! My daughter's in-laws live near the ranch in Crawford. Better investigate your so called "prop" ranch before you speak.

  5. Mike Salfai

    What do I need to reseach? Bush, born in Connecticut, educated at Ivy League schools, bought the "family ranch" in 1999 – just prior to his running for the Presidency. In numerous interviews the Bush's certainly gave the impression that this would be the retirement home they would spend their golden years in. Alas, this was pure theater – much like "Dubya" dressing up like a warrior and landing (as a passenger) on an aircraft carrier in a fixed-wing AC when the Presidential Helicopter was available. In 2008 Bush bought the fancy home in Preston Hollow, one of the wealthiest areas in the oil-rich state of Texas. This has become his primary home and the Bush's only occasionally visit the "old homestead" just down the road a piece from Crawford.

  6. Mike Salfai

    Brandon Salfai – LOL. Yep, he's off the list. His dad is still on it though.