Monday, April 03, 2006

Matthew Kennedy, a 16-year-old Grade 11 student, can't believe that he got more than $60,000 for an old pickup truck used in the filming of the Oscar-winning movie Brokeback Mountain (that he only paid $8000 for). He bought the 1950s GMC truck about a year ago after a friend who worked on the film tipped him it was to be sold at auction. After the movie won several Oscars, Kennedy decided to put it up for sale on EBay and see how much he could get for it. Final bidding on Thursday night reached $60,100.(Edmonton Sun)