A Note from the Lil’ Nordstrom’s Gal

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Mark your Calendar: The Alan Egelseer Collection Auction

When we’re growing up, we all have grand Ideas. Alan Egelseer was no exception. He had set goals for his life when he was little. He knew that he wanted a car, and he loved anything automotive. Alan bought his first car, a Model A Ford, when he was 12 years old. Alan said...

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Classics do get better with age

  In the state of Minnesota, you can license a car that is a collector vehicle if it is 10 years old and a limited-production model or 25 years old or older. Hmm… When I think of a classic, I don’t really think of a 1990 Taurus as being collectible, but everybody has a...

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Salvage Yard Match Made in Heaven…

Some people say there is no such thing as love at first sight, but I have to say that isn’t true. I’ve been married to my husband, Steve VanDerBrink, for 23 years. Now if you ask him, he’ll tell you it’s about 50, and tell you I’m not easy to live with! It seems...

A Fateful Trip

There is always a dream or something that tugs on our heart strings. Recently in the news, an older couple from near Marietta, Georgia, went to look at buying a Mustang that was listed on Craigslist. They both were retired and looking to spend more of their golden years traveling in a car that...

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Koepke collection a barn-fresh hot rod haven

I wonder what Henry Ford would say today if he saw what has happened since his Model T Ford. This icon of automotive history not only changed the world, but started the revolution to go faster – the art, the scene of hot rodding. Bob Koepke hailed from Gary, Ind., growing up on the...

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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...