DOA: State to Hold Car Auction Saturday as Part of Governor’s Initiative to Further Reduce State’s Fleet

Ethnie Groves, Governor Doyle’s Office, 608-261-2156
Scott Larrivee, Department of Administration, 608-266-7362

Vehicles Can Be Inspected by Interested Bidders Beginning Friday

Governor Jim Doyle announced today that the State of Wisconsin will sell more than 70 vehicles at a public auction on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at the UW Agricultural Research Station in Arlington. The fourth sale of the year, the auction is a part of Governor Doyle’s Fleet Reduction Initiative that will eliminate more than 1,000 vehicles from the State’s inventory.

“Selling surplus vehicles at auction is helping to reduce the size of the state fleet and ensure that taxpayer dollars are used wisely,” Governor Doyle said. “These sales are part of my administration’s ongoing effort to examine everything from automobiles to office supplies in order to eliminate waste and inefficiencies throughout government.”

Prospective bidders can inspect the vehicles on Friday, March 18, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on the day of the auction starting at 8:00 a.m. Bidding will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2005 and will continue until everything is sold. All vehicles are sold “as is” and the list of vehicles to be sold is subject to change.

More information about the auction is available from the Department of Administration Surplus Property Program’s website at

Friday, March 18, 2005:

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Public Inspection
UW Agricultural Research Station
N695 Hopkins Road

Saturday, March 19, 2005:

10:00 a.m.

UW Agricultural Research Station
N695 Hopkins Road