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tp://×179.jpeg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”179″ /> George, strikin’ a pose. Source: Barrett-Jackson, “the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions”

A pickup former President George W. Bush used on his Crawford ranch will be auctioned off to benefit Fisher House Foundation, a program dedicated to assisting U.S. military families.

Let’s go straight to the announcement:

“President Bush has used this stunning white F-150 at his Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas, since shortly after he left the White House in 2009. With a 5.4-Liter V8 engine commanding 310 horsepower, this impressive truck has a luxurious adobe King Ranch premium leather interior and 11,200lbs towing capacity. President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush have since used the truck to work around their ranch; entertain friends, family, and dignitaries and to give tours of their Crawford property.”

The most interesting thing to me: he used the truck to “entertain friends.” Donuts, presumably, or maybe some sort of demolition derby. Also, why’d he stop at the 150 model? Seems like a man who’d at least go F250, with all that ranching.

The auction is January 19, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Get more info and tickets (tickets?) here.

  • Tim Rogers

    What I found most curious was this quote from Bush about the truck: “I haven’t driven on a street in many, many years, but I have been able to drive this truck on my ranch.” I hadn’t thought about that before. Certainly he stopped driving in 2000, when he was elected president. And I assume the Secret Service still won’t let him drive. But it’s also possible that he stopped driving for himself when he was elected governor in 1994. So maybe almost 20 years of never having to fight traffic. That’s awesome.

  • gimmethewooby

    How does it handle the fiscal cliff?

  • Kk.

    Describing a Ford F-150 pickup as “stunning”? Puleeze.

  • Rancher

    It’s ranchin’, not ranching.