Author Archives: Ron Kowalke

Junkyard treasures in Kansas

The Junkyard Dog has been out roaming the country again. This time, The Dog, aka Ron Kowalke, turned up in the northwest corner of Kansas, where he found that Wagoner & Sons Colby Wrecking Yard has anchored the local business landscape for almost 70 years. More »

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AUCTION EXPRESS: The sinking of Chrysler’s Norseman

OCW Columnist Ron Kowalke ruminates on Chrysler’s submerged concept car – the Norseman; the upcoming auction of the impressive Jay Weinberg collection; and offers auction summaries from Mecum Kansas City, McCormick Palm Springs and Barons Christmas Classic. More »

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AUCTION EXPRESS: Buyers turn out for Leake Dallas and Garth’s November auctions

Sales prices were strong and bidding furious at two late November auctions: the annual Leake Dallas Auction near downtown Dallas, Texas and Garth’s Thanksgiving Auction in Delaware, Ohio. Meanwhile, discerning collectors are looking ahead to Feb. 7, 2009 when a 1937 Bugatti Type 57S crosses the auction block in Paris. More »

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‘Junkyard Dog’ Ron Kowalke strikes again

Ron Kowalke, aka "The Junkyard Dog," loves salvage yards. We mean, he REALLY loves salvage yards. Frankly, he loves them a little more than a grown man should. So Ron was pretty much as close as he’s going to get to heaven here on Earth recently when he showed up at Klinger’s Auto Parts in Pine Grove, Pa. More »

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Auction Express: The news behind the numbers

Old Cars Weekly auction expert Ron Kowalke looks ahead to some upcoming auctions and recaps some of the highlights from a couple of recent sales in the old car hobby. Check out the highs and lows, and what some very interesting cars fetched recently when they crossed the block. More »

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