A Note from the Lil’ Nordstrom’s Gal

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Faces behind the Harvey and Agnes Baus Collection

Collector Cars all have their own characteristics, looks and stories. Their owners often have as unique stories and characters as their cars. The Baus Collection is no exception. Harvey Baus always had an interest in cars and owned and operated Baus Repair in Hoven, SD. In this area of South Dakota, if the name...

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One man’s junk is another man’s treasure

  By Yvette VanDerBrink We’ve all heard the saying, “one man’s junk, is another man’s treasure.” That saying is never more relevant than in the collector car hobby. There used to be a junkyard in every town, but now with expanding cities and changes of attitudes in some generations, these old junkyards are seen...

You won’t ever catch me dead in…

by Yvette VanDerBrink I’ve been asked, “Yvette, is there any vehicle that you don’t like?” Yes, yes there is. I don’t like minivans. These Mom-Mobiles, Family Trucksters, just don’t do it for me. I grew up loving to go fast. There is just no way to go fast and look cool in a minivan....

We just never stop playing with toys!

by Yvette VanDerBrink I was a tomboy growing up in South Dakota. We would play out in the grove where Dad had his ‘57 Chevys and other cars. Suzie and I would pretend that we were driving those cars, and when the neighbors came over we would pretend to play race cars or police....

A Deal is a Deal…

Yvette VanDerBrink When I have some down time, and I am not fishing, I enjoy watching TV and movies. It seems that there has been an explosion of programs on TV that feature restoring cars, collecting cars, and picking. They‘re great at getting people interested in collecting and retaining our automotive history. I enjoy...

65 chevelle 427 4 speed - A lot of fun! I'm in white.

What are you driving? Is it you?

By Yvette VanDerBrink   For a lot of people, a vehicle is just a form of transportation. Something to get from A to B. A big bulk of iron, that’s just an expense with a payment they hate to pay every month. But for us car people, our vehicles are an extension of our personalities, a...

It’s in the Movies…. “Cars are the Stars”

Since their invention movies have always fascinated and entertained people. I grew up on a farm in South Dakota and one thing that our family did was go to movies. My Dad and Mom loved going to movies. Mom said that she got my name from the actress Yvette Minmew from the credits of...

Bring it on…the auction season has started!

It’s January and time for the biggest kick off to the auction season. Car guys and gals flock to the Desert Southwest and Florida for some of the biggest auctions of the year. For those that don’t, or can’t go, it’s almost like watching the Super Bowl on TV. I myself was one of...

Dr. VanDerBrink

by Yvette VanDerBrink “Dr. VanDerBrink, paging Dr. VanDerBrink.” I swear this is the sound I hear echoing off the walls of our machine shed. This is because my husband is the “tractor doctor.” Daily, I find him working, sometimes late into the night, trying to save a relic of the past, a part of...

Home for the Holidays

by Yvette VanDerBrink This year has been a busy auction year, and I can’t be more thankful. I have met so many wonderful people and got to work with many fabulous collections. But before you know it, the end of another year rolls around and Christmas is here. Christmas at the Nordstrom house was...