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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...

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Wagons and Panels… Those Fabulous Hauling Machines

By Yvette VanDerBrink Of some of the classic designs, wagons and panels were always considered a work or family vehicle. That design has been catching on strong with collectors, new collectors, and the Rodders. Built to haul everything from the kids to well, Holstein calves. I grew up on a dairy farm in Garretson,...

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...