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Vanderbrink Auctions Blogs

‘New Car’… or should I say, ‘Old Car’ smell

The Holidays are over, now starts another holiday of sorts; the “Big Auctions” kick off the car hobby world’s year. Arizona in January is known as the “barometer” of the upcoming automotive year. Reporters and hobbyists predict trends and the health of the collector car industry based on Arizona’s sales. A...

Technology has changed the car hobby

With Technology changing almost every aspect of our lives, it’s no surprise that it has entered into the auction arena. Oh trust me, the days of searching garages, barns, and talking to the guys at the gas station aren’t gone, and never will be, but the facts are that technology has...

The Clyde Brown Estate sale in review

Nobody knew that Clyde Brown had treasures hoarded away at his home and in sheds. Not until after he passed away did his family realize the vast amount of his treasures. Outside of Hartford, Wisc. was an overgrown shed that was packed full of old cars. The family asked around and...

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...