STANDARD, AB, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Finally, a good news story to share with
young and old alike.
See a part of history come to life. These vehicles have been on display
everywhere from Heritage Park, to Pioneer Acres, to Reynolds Museum. This is
one of the largest single owner collections around.
A life-time resident of Standard, Alberta with the patience and skill to
restore antique Ford trucks. Each truck in his collection was carefully and
painstakingly dismantled, repaired and re-assembled, piece by piece.
Doc Fletcher (nicknamed after his father) retired from Oilfield trucking
in 1990 and spent endless hours restoring and showing his collection of 12
Antique Ford trucks. Donald was a member of the American Truck Historical
Society (Alberta Chapter). He and his 1950 Mercury 1/2 ton were also a part of
Ford's 100th Anniversary advertisements in the papers and television. Others
in his collection: 1952 Mercury Stepside, 1938 Ford Stepside, 1946 Mercury
Stake, 1939 Ford 1/2 ton, 1947 Ford 1/2 ton, 1946 Ford Panel truck.
His remarkable collection of restored Ford Trucks (1930's to 1950's) and
partially restored trucks, as well as many of his family's memorabilia will be
offered for auction on Sat. Sept 12th @ 10 am in Standard, Alberta. This event
will truly be a walk down memory lane for many and a new experience for
others. Details and pictures can be viewed at www.wildroseauction.com.
For further information:
For further information: please contact (403) 934-7653. Interviews
provided on Friday Sept 11th in Standard, Alberta from 10 am to 4 pm by family
member Joe Pedersen and/or Wild Rose Auction Services contact Mike Hayes.