Author Archives: Ron Kowalke

B&S Auto Wrecking gives Oregon what it wants: Trucks

Story and photos by Ron Kowalke Those in the know promote finding a need and filling it as a key strategy to running a successful business. This strategy has worked well for B&S Auto Wrecking, a family-owned salvage yard located in Hines, Ore., a remote, mountainous region in the east central...

Hartung Collection spurs bidder frenzy in Illinois

Story and photos by Ron Kowalke The automotive equivalent of Woodstock, attendees of the Nov. 3-5 Lee Roy Hartung Collection auction will remember this event decades from now, and the buzz from the sale will continue on the internet and in print for weeks to come. Prices paid for a handful...

Time is right to ‘rightsize’ collection

Fitted with wide whites and fender skirts, this 1953 Oldsmobile Super 88 convertible is for sale from the Zocchi Collection in northern Ohio. Story and photos by Ron Kowalke It’s taken David Zocchi most of his lifetime to accumulate several buildings full of vintage cars and parts, but with age, his...