Salvage Yard Ron

Salvage Yard Ron

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 part of the...

Last call for parts at Hillard Auto Salvage in Michigan

Hillard salvage yard maintains stock of 1940-70s cars, but they’re going fast By Mike Buller, Vintage Chevrolet Club of America member Hillard Auto Salvage is crushing what is left of 66 acres of cars from the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.  I have been there five times in the last two weeks collecting stainless...

Lamenting loss of Idaho salvage yard

Idaho yard was once filled with more than 300 treasures By Jack Lewis At the beginning of the 20th century, Mora, Idaho, was a small but vibrant town located on the Oregon Short Line railroad, about 15 miles southwest of Boise. Its high point was 1910, when the handsome brick schoolhouse with its lava...

High and dry parts, cars at Idaho’s L&L Classic Auto

Take a minute to think about how much the old car hobby — as well as life itself — has changed in the past half century. Little is the same as it was 50 years ago, but one constant has been L&L Classic Auto. This salvage yard located in Wendell, Idaho, has been a...

LVAR salvage yard parks Model T’s to street rods

The pursuit of diversity has served Dan Barkley and his wife, Dee, well for 30 years as the operators of Little Valley Auto Ranch (LVAR) in Belton, Texas. The 10-acre property houses 500 vintage salvage vehicles, restoration shop and collector car sales outlet.

Manthey Salvage makes room for old iron worth saving

Story and photos by Ron Kowalke Hands-on-type old car hobbyists know the value of having good neighbors; those next door who understand, or at least tolerate, an occasional parts car in the driveway and hammering and grinding noises coming from the garage. This type of understanding is vital to a hobbyist’s ability to get...

Project Heaven

Family-run Colorado yard is the place for complete cars   Story and photos by Ron Kowalke Taking the road less traveled often leads to great discoveries. While that sounds like a phrase found in a fortune cookie, it sums up a recent road trip to Colorado where I discovered Ernest and Sons Auto Wrecking,...