A Fire Truck? A Backhoe? A School Bus?

Question: What do a Honda Accord, a John Deere Gator ATV and a fire engine have in common (besides wheels and engines)?

Answer: They’re among the many vehicles and other items that will go to the highest bidder at the County’s public auction in Ramona on Saturday, July 16.

Expect a surprising range of surplus government property from the County and other local agencies. Vehicles and equipment will include Ford Expedition SUVs; a  mobile command center bus; 35-passenger school busses; a Caterpillar backhoe tractor; a horse trailer; flatbed trailers; a forklift; Ford, Nissan and Honda sedans; pickup trucks; semi-trucks; golf carts; generators; computers and wheelbarrows.

The event run by the TNT Auction Company will be held at the Ramona Rodeo Grounds, 421 Aqua Lane in Ramona. The public and media are invited to preview auction items on Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, July 16, registration and viewing begin at 8 a.m.; the auction begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds from sales will go to the donating agencies.

For more information and photos of many of the items to be auctioned, visit the TNT Public Auction website.