2012 Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Canvas Auction Results


March 29, 2012 –  More Information Available at www.halfmileofhell.com

2012 Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Canvas Auction Results – Calgary, AB

Records fell at the first chuckwagon canvas auction of the year for the Centennial Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Archie Boyce Theatre on Stampede Park in Calgary Alberta.

Defending Rangeland Derby Champion Kelly Sutherland set a record for the highest single bid when Tervita paid an incredible $300,000.00 for the 12-time champion. That beat the previous high bid of $210,000.00, also for Kelly Sutherland in 2008 by $90,000.00. The overall total for the sale was a record $4,015,000.00 beating the 2007 record total of $4,003,500.00 by $11,500.00.

$2,895,000.00 of the total was bid on the 25 drivers that will represent the World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA) at this year’s Calgary Stampede, for an average bid of $115,800.00/driver. In comparison, $1,120,000.00 was bid on the 11 drivers representing the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association, for an average bid of $101,818.18/driver. As mentioned previo

usly, defending Calgary Stampede Champion Kelly Sutherland was the high bid at $300,000.00, up $130,000.00 from 2011’s top bid of $170,000.00, also for Sutherland.

The average bid on all 36 wagons was $111,527.78 up $32,638.89 from $78,888.89 in 2011, with the median bid being $110,000.00 up $35,000.00 from $75,000.00 in 2011. It was the highest average and median bids of all time as well.

Unsuccessful bidders will still be able to by a wagon at the 2012 WPCA GMC Tour chuckwagon canvas auction to be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Check www.halfmileofhell.com for further details.

Billy Melville

2012 Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Canvas Auction Results

Driver Sponsor Amount Bid WPCA Drivers
Kelly Sutherland Tervita $300,000.00 x
Buddy Bensmiller Pidherney’s $150,000.00 x
Gary Gorst Friends of the Calgary Food Bank $150,000.00  
Luke Tournier Ten Day Tarmac Babies $140,000.00 x
Jason Glass Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick $135,000.00 x
Chad Harden Crow Enterprises Ltd. $130,000.00 x
Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. $125,000.00 x
Reg Johnstone Manteo Group of Companies $120,000.00 x
Jerry Bremner CEDA International $120,000.00 x
Colt Costrave Tsuu T’ina First Nation $120,000.00 x
Hugh Sinclair Poseidon Concepts $120,000.00 x
Vern Nolin Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP $120,000.00  
Kurt Bensmiller Eco Fuel Saver $115,000.00 x
Troy Dorchester Fireside of Cochrane $115,000.00 x
Rick Fraser Northwell Oilfield Hauling (2009) Inc. $110,000.00 x
Mark Sutherland The Cowboy’s Posse $110,000.00 x
Tim Haroldson Darcy Simoneau $110,000.00 x
Shane Nolin Noralta Lodge $110,000.00  
Logan Gorst RigSat Communications $110,000.00  
Brian Laboucane The Mavericks Chuckwagon Team $105,000.00  
Jamie Laboucane Friends of the Mavericks $105,000.00  
Grant Profit Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd. $100,000.00 x
Rae Croteau Jr. Dene-COR Construction Ltd. $100,000.00 x
Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd. $100,000.00 x
Layne MacGillivray BKDI Architects $100,000.00 x
Wayne Knight Express Employment Professionals $100,000.00  
Kirk Sutherland Ghostpine Environmental Services Ltd. $95,000.00 x
Roger Moore The Legends $95,000.00  
Cliff Cunningham Purolator $90,000.00 x
Ray Mitsuing Sandlewood Developments Ltd. $90,000.00  
Troy Flad Rocky Mountain Equipment $80,000.00 x
Mike Vigen Dene-COR Construction Ltd./ The Legends $80,000.00 x
Codey McCurrach ATB Financial $80,000.00 x
Devin Mitsuing LotToGive.com $70,000.00  
BJ Carey Olympia Trust Company $65,000.00  
John Walters Heninger Toyota / Chickwagon! Foundation for Women $50,000.00 x
  Total Amount Bid $4,015,000.00  
  Average Bid $111,527.78  
  Median Bid $110,000.00  
  High Bid $300,000.00  
Low Bid $50,000.00