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Everything is bigger in Texas: The Jackson Collection

By Yvette VanDerBrink The only thing bigger than Texas, is your dreams. For Mr. Jackson, growing up as a sandy land farm boy from Wheeler, Texas, in his mind, there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t do. He appreciated the lessons learned, value of hard work, faith in God, and a “can...

“Cars, Cigars & Shirley”

The Doan Collection Auction- AKA “Crooked Herman Pedal Cars” Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, since the age of three, Mr. Doan dreamed of the freedom a car would bring him. Doan could name all the cars, their features, and dreamed of the day that he would have his own. Uncle Sam called...

What’s in that Barn? They are still out there!

By Yvette VanDerBrink When I was a kid, my dad collected 1957 Chevrolets. Us kids could spot tail fins peeking out of the grove of trees at 60mph. We’d yell with delight, “Dad! Tailfins! 57 Chevrolet!” He would spin the car around and next thing we knew, Dad would be buying...

The Rush Ford Collection July 21st

By Yvette VanDerBrink For many guys, their first car made a big impression on them and often solidifies their favorite automotive brand. Howard Rush was no exception. He grew up on the family farm and couldn’t wait for the day to get his own car. A 1949 Shoebox Ford ended up...

When the “kids” are in the middle

Just like in a divorce case, quite often the “cars” and the “collection” can get caught in the middle of a firestorm. Just like in a divorce, it can get “hot” between the family and parents. I have worked with some estates like this. As an auctioneer, we are the stabilizing...

  Need for Speed – Ron Clemens Auction June 16

By Yvette VanDerBrink Healthy competition builds character and success. Everyone remembers the first time that they experienced speed. For some it’s a scary experience and for others it becomes their drug of choice. Speed gets the hair on the back of your neck to stand up when the adrenaline and RPM...

You can’t take it with you… but Tubby tried!

The Richard “Tubby” Houston Collection By: Yvette VanDerBrink You hear the saying all the time, “You can’t take it with you!” But for Richard “Tubby” Houston, he sure tried. Tubby was born in Oklahoma and was always a car guy. His first car was a ‘38 Chevrolet Coupe. That set of...