Capital Ex Tarp Auction Results


2011 Capital Ex Chuckwagon Derby Canvas Auction – Edmonton, AB
Right on the heels of a successful Calgary Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction, the second auction of the year was held on Friday, April 1, 2011 in the Alberta Ballroom at the Edmonton EXPO Centre at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta for the Capital Ex Chuckwagon Derby. A little over a quarter of a million dollars was bid on the 36 participating drivers, however the sale was down $49,500.00 over 2010 totals.

2010 WPCA Dodge Pro Tour Championship winner Mark Sutherland was the high bid at $20,000.00, up $1,000.00 from 2010’s top bid of $19,000.00 for Chad Harden. The average bid on all 36 wagons came in at $7,152.78 down $1,375.00 from $8,527.78 in 2010, with the median bid being $6,000.00 down $1,750.00 from $7,750.00 in 2010.

The 2011 Capital Ex Chuckwagon Derby will be held right after the Calgary Stampede from July 23 – 26, 2011, and will be a four day event from it’s traditional five days.

The next chuckwagon canvas auction will be held on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 with the main hub being at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary. The reception will be at 4:00 pm with the auction at 5:00 pm. Additional hosting venues will be at Evergreen Park in Grande Prairie, Wetlander Bar and Grill in Bonnyville, Boomers Pub and Lounge in Rocky Mountain House, Dinosaur Derby in Drumheller and Exhibition Park in Medicine Hat. The Badlands Dinosaur Derby in Drumheller is unconfirmed at this time.

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Driver Sponsor Amount Bid
Mark Sutherland York Realty Inc. $20,000.00
Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. $16,000.00
Jason Glass Birchcliff Energy Ltd. $12,000.00
Grant Profit Thru Tubing Solutions $11,000.00
Kelly Sutherland Kay Dee Ranching $10,000.00
Troy Dorchester Team Rig & Supply/Decarson Rentals $10,000.00
Chad Harden Image Distributors/ Ron May Consulting $10,000.00
Jerry Bremner Standard Resources $9,500.00
Luke Tournier ATB Financial $9,000.00
Rae Croteau Jr. Friends of CCT $9,000.00
Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd. $9,000.00
Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation $8,000.00
Reg Johnstone Direct Horizontal Drilling $8,000.00
Troy Flad Ironwood Building Systems $8,000.00
Barry Hodgson Roadtrek $8,000.00
Buddy Bensmiller World Financial Group $7,000.00
Kurt Bensmiller Stahl Peterbilt $6,000.00
Cliff Cunningham Basnett Truck Service $6,000.00
Chance Bensmiller Tri-Service Oilfield Manufacturing Ltd. $6,000.00
Colt Cosgrave Planet Trucking $5,500.00
Mike Vigen Roper Apparel & Footwear $5,500.00
Tim Haroldson Westeel/Northern Steel $5,500.00
Dave Galloway Xplornet Internet Services $5,500.00
Rick Fraser Terra Core Rentals $5,000.00
Hugh Sinclair Sabre Concrete $5,000.00
Jordie Fike Blazer Insurance $5,000.00
Darcy Flad Northwell Oilfield Hauling (2009) Inc. $5,000.00
Layne MacGilIivray Crystal Kids $5,000.00
Codey McCurrach Eddie’s Men’sWear $5,000.00
Lincoln Douglas McCuaig Desrochers LLP $4,500.00
Mitch Sutherland Red Deer Motors $4,500.00
Jason Johnstone Sabre Concrete $4,000.00
Evan Salmond Eternity Limousines $3,000.00
John Walters JW Enterprises $3,000.00
Brian Mayan  Welsh’s Saddlery and Western Wear $2,000.00
Cody Ridsdale Planet Trucking $2,000.00
 Total Amount Bid $257,500.00
 Average Bid $7,152.78
 Median Bid $6,000.00
 High Bid $20,000.00
 Low Bid $2,000.00