"Big Pete" Online Auction to support United Way



Standing at just over seven feet tall, Big Pete is a full-body Pistol Pete rendition designed and built by a father and daughter team as part of their 2010 OSU Homecoming Parade Float, “Ride ‘em Cowboys”. The Homecoming theme that year was “Cowboy Nation”, and the float featured Big Pete riding a pneumatic bucking silhouette of America.

Auction Info

You must set up a 32auctions account to bid on "Big Pete". You can sign up and start bidding at www.tinyurl.com/BigPeteAuction. Bidding closes on Monday, October 24 at 4 p.m.!


Pickup/Shipping Instructions

If you "Buy Now", you can pick up Big Pete today!

Big Pete is currently located at the United Way of Payne County office in Stillwater, OK. The auction winner must make arrangements to pick up Big Pete.

The auction winner can pay cash, credit card or check to United Way.

More about "Big Pete" in the video below.



H.L. Baird, a career employee at Oklahoma CareerTech, began this adventure to instill a spirit of engineering in his young daughter, Emily. They worked side by side for months imagining, designing, and creating an engineering masterpiece that took the 3rd place prize in the parade.


Big Pete had a few cameo appearances in OSU Homecoming parades after his first debut, and has enjoyed a life of leisure as the star of the Baird family tailgating tradition.


H.L.’s intentions in donating Big Pete to the United Way of Payne County are twofold. He hopes that Pete will find a home with a true Cowboy fan who will gain as much enjoyment as his family has. H.L. also hopes to raise some money to support the important work of United Way and its 22 partner agencies.