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The Ron Hackenberger Collection Auction

By Yvette VanDerBrink A Candy Store of Rare, Unique, Micro, Orphan, & Amazing Cars & Trucks For many guys, who just want one classic car in their garage to work with, one is enough. Then there is Ron Hackenberger, cars to him were like being a kid in a candy store and he just...

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Cars and memories go hand in hand….

By Yvette VanDerBrinkOne of the things that is so much fun for me is working with families and selling their collections. I hear a lot of stories about Gramma and Grampa, Mom or Dad and the cars. There are always stories about, “Dad got this car after he came home from the war. It...

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Can politics affect collector car values?

I think all of us can say that the election of 2016 was one that people will be talking about for years to come. I myself, was watching the election closely and what the outcome would be. Voters had strong opinions on both sides of the aisle with many opposing political views. But could the...

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The McAvoy Collection Auction

By Yvette Vanderbrink One thing great about the country we live in is that America gives us the freedom to do anything that we want to do. Kerry McAvoy, is no exception. This southern gentleman started from humble beginnings in Wilks County, Georgia. His dad farmed and owned a sawmill where Kerry helped his...

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The day time stood still

My Gramma Johnson always talked about Pearl Harbor and the devastation of the Japanese Attack that day. She talked about hearing the news on the radio and wondering if it was the end of the world. Fifteen years ago the World Trade Center attacks occurred and I can understand how my Gramma Johnson felt...

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Computer take the wheel?

Technology is moving at a fast pace and computers are rapidly taking over the place of humans. We’ve seen Kiosks for ordering your meals, self-checkouts at stores, and now self-driving cars. John Deere has had GPS guided tractors for some time. I’ve ridden in one and it’s pretty amazing. But you still have to...

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Shelby Mustang to highlight Ken Brownlee auction

For Ken Brownlee, Ford was the “only” car manufacturer. When he was a kid, he would sneak out and run down to the local dealership to see the new models and watch the mechanics do their mechanical magic. When he finally scraped up enough money, he bought a Model A Ford and dated his...

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Love, Family and Chevrolets

The Pinkley Collection Auction Story For better or worse, in sickness or health. For us married folks, we’ve all said those wedding vows. For many of us, do we really think about the meaning of this vow? Bill and Roberta Pinkley were starting out their young life and never thought in their wildest dreams...

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Could it Happen Again?

  The saying goes, “we learn from our past.” History repeats itself. But could it? I was talking with a Good Ol’ Boy from Georgia last month and we discussed the political state of affairs in America today. This man in his 80s was full of wisdom as we talked about old times. I...