A Note from the Lil’ Nordstrom’s Gal

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Merry Christmas … Unwrapping Christmas car memories

Christmas time is such a wonderful time! Family, friends, and well… presents. I was driving to Sioux Falls, S.D., the other day and wondering what to get that large Dutch man in my life… Mr. VanDerBrink. Cologne? New shirt? Hmm… Nope none of that. Something any true car guy needs… Load Binders and Ratchet...

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Vehicles are more than “Just Cars”

  When I was growing up, cars were such a crucial part of my life on the Nordstrom farm. Races, demo derbies, enduros, the list goes on. Dad always had Chevrolets everywhere. 1957 Chevrolets and Impalas was his addiction. I remember one time we went to the Chitwood Stunt Show at the fair in...

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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...