A Note from the Lil’ Nordstrom’s Gal

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Ray and Mildred Lambrecht

Remembering Ray Lambrecht and his collection upon his death

Ray Lambrecht’s death comes almost exactly one year after auction of his Chevrolet collection By Yvette VanDerBrink, VanDerBrink Auctions Nearly one year to the date of the sale I conducted of Ray Lambrecht‘s amazing Chevrolet collection, I learned Ray passed away at 96 in his hometown of Pierce, Neb. I was thinking about that...

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Big John’s Ford collection reflects work ethic, business savvy

When you hear the song “Big John,” you’d think that this song was written about John Saathaff, owner of Big John’s Ford in Minden, Nebraska. This tall Nebraskan is the picture of perseverance, dedication and business savvy. For John, lessons in business and survival were learned at an early age. John’s determination was not...

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Twin Oaks Collection looking for a good home

  Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes and also Dennis Anderson. When a boy is growing up, they think about cars, girls, and well cars. Dennis Anderson was no exception. He bought his first vehicle, a 1934 Chevrolet when he was 11 years old and drove it up and down the driveway at...

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Bullock family ‘trailblazers of the Midwest’

“Go West Young Man!” was not just a saying but the call to adventure, with hopes of starting a new life and blazing trails and starting a legacy. The Bullock family was no exception. They started with many others in Nebraska near the Ogallala Nation at the end of the Texas Cattle Trail. Grant,...

A 1957 Chrysler Airport Limo owned by Yvette VanDerBrink.

What will be next?

  This last issue of Old Cars Weekly showed a scene that is more too common. Pieces of our American History being cubed up and shipped out to be repurposed as bulk iron to become cars, buildings, and more industrial projects. The news came to me while I was out to dinner with my...

Parts galore – and sometimes more than you bargained for

If you’ve ever needed a part for your car or truck, you’ve more than likely called or gone to Nordstrom’s Auto Recyclers of rural Garretson, S.D. It’s a mechanical Mecca, the Holy Grail for the car enthusiast.  There’s buildings and buildings full of auto parts and acres of cars and trucks for parts. Door...

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Learning to Drive

I think we can all remember the first time that we got behind the wheel. That feeling of actually growing up and that power (or no power) when you pushed down that accelerator for the first time.  I do. On the farm, driving was essential and you had to be a team player, helping...