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Vanderbrink Auctions Blogs

  Need for Speed – Ron Clemens Auction

By Yvette VanDerBrink Healthy competition builds character and success. Everyone remembers the first time that they experienced speed. For some it’s a scary experience and for others it becomes their drug of choice. Speed gets the hair on the back of your neck to stand up when the adrenaline and RPM...

You can’t take it with you… but Tubby tried!

The Richard “Tubby” Houston Collection By: Yvette VanDerBrink You hear the saying all the time, “You can’t take it with you!” But for Richard “Tubby” Houston, he sure tried. Tubby was born in Oklahoma and was always a car guy. His first car was a ‘38 Chevrolet Coupe. That set of...

MoPar or No Car!…The Alan Rietz Collection

By Yvette VenDerBrinkThey say the most expensive hobby starts with 98 cents, such is the case playing with Hot Wheels cars. Alan, like most of us, was taken in by the vibrant colors and the fun playing with them in the dirt. He couldn’t wait until he could have a a...

Nothing like the smell of old cars in the morning!

By Yvette VanDerBrink Ah, there’s nothing like Old Car Smell in the morning. Today was one of those days. I was so excited; it’s what I love and what I do. I’m working with a MoPar horde in South Dakota- The Alan Rietz Estate Collection. To your normal gal, the idea...

The John Lewis Collection Auction

  Amazing & Rare Pre-War Trucks & Cars Collection Oklahomans are a determined, tough bunch, and John Lewis was no exception. Growing up during the 1930s John saw first-hand how it took determination and shear will to survive. His Momma worked hard and saved what she could while raising John and...

One last Lambrecht car….

By Yvette VanDerBrink Just when you think that we are all out of Lambrecht Cars, I get a call from their daughter and there’s one more car to sell. Ray Lambrecht’s personal 1996 Chevrolet Lumina, still on MSO, will be sold NO Reserve at auction in Sioux Falls, SD at the Salute...

The Robert Hensel Auction

By Yvette VanDerBrink When it comes to cars, some guys are “brand” loyal and then there was Robert Hensel,  there was no other brand in the world other than Chevrolet. Chevrolet was the only brand that mattered. Ever since he was a little kid, he marveled at their designs and read everything he...

A new beginning for an old legend

By Yvette VanDerBrink When the Lambrecht Auction was taking place the dealership was a major landmark. The building had been built by the Lambrecht family and was frequented by many in the Midwest for their Chevrolet car, pickup, and truck needs. This building also held secrets. Why did Mr. Lambrecht keep all his...

Because of a 1966 Chevrolet Impala

By Yvette VanDerBrink Today was a sad day for my husband and me. We buried a young, fellow collector. The guy that everyone loved, who cooked for everyone, and most of all, a great friend. When my husband and I were dating an act of fate landed us a new friend....