Salvage Yard Ron

LVAR salvage yard parks Model T’s to street rods

Displayed out front, this 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle SS hardtop advertised for sale was a calling card to the yard. The Super Sport’s $3,200 price includes a factory tach, four-speed manual transmission and a clear title.

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. More »

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Manthey Salvage makes room for old iron worth saving

The caretaker of the Nash and other old iron at the yard is Bob Dziewror, who manages the vintage inventory.

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 … More »

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Project Heaven

Postcard picture perfect is this scene with a 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Bel Air hardtop with colorful brush growing alongside and the Rocky Mountains in the background.

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 … More »

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Salvage Yard Ron wraps up rip rap

More on this fascinating flood prevention
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Salvage Yard Ron: Mystery yard of Matador, Texas

Closed salvage yard in Madator generates interest — and more questions
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Another yard falls victim to rural migration

Salvage Yard Ron inside Baughman’s Auto Salvage, Dover, Pa.  More »

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Briscoe Scrap: It’s NOT a salvage yard

Scrap Yard Ron visits Oklahoma yard  More »

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Hayes Auto Salvage: Scavenging in a Kansas quarry full of cars

Kansas quarry a perfect host for vintage cars

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Dormant Wisconsin yard opens briefly for project hunters

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Kansas yard needs your help

Preserving inventory versus paying bills
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