Salvage Yard Ron

The hunt for old iron

A look at some prewar iron out west
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Kuhn’s Pennsylvania salvage collection

Patience and persistence required
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The Junkyard Dog: Sniffin’ around Kansas

He didn’t exactly didn’t discover the Emerald City on a recent trip to Kansas, but Ron "The Junkyard Dog" Kowalke  did find a salvage yard that had him tapping his ruby slippers together. 
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Thomasville Classics puts the yard in salvage yard

Saving old cars from their demise is a large part this Tarheel’s life. 
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Crusher closing in on Oklahoma salvage business

Collectors will need to hurry if they plan to save any salvage from the car crusher.
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Wisconsin salvage yard “wonderland” of vintage parts

A large portion of the 5,000 vehicles in this yard are vintage.
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N.C. yard owner looking for buyer

With other interests to pursue, this yard owner is looking to change gears and leave the business.
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Kansas salvage owner observes 50 years in business

OCW ‘salvage hound’ Ron Kowalke does it again. He finds a Dodge City salvage yard whose owner of few words has a yard full of old vehicles that speaks volumes about his 50 years in the business. More »

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A-1 Salvage: New Mexico yard lives up to A-1 billing

Old Cars Weekly’s long-time readers are treated to a return visit to A-1 Auto Salvage, Roswell, New Mexico. More »

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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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