A Note from the Lil’ Nordstrom’s Gal

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Big John’s Ford collection reflects work ethic, business savvy

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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 … More »

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Twin Oaks Collection looking for a good home

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  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 … More »

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Bullock family ‘trailblazers of the Midwest’

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“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 … More »

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The Carl Davis Collection

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Carl Davis to sell his collection of cars and trucks along with 50-plus old tractors at VanDerBrink’s Aug. 16 auction. More »

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What will be next?

A 1957 Chrysler Airport Limo owned by Yvette VanDerBrink.

  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 … More »

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Lundberg Collection features woodie treasures

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VanDerBrink Auctions will auction off the Lowell Lundberg Collection of woodie treasures on June 14 in Fargo, North Dakota. More »

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Parts galore – and sometimes more than you bargained for

If you’ve ever needed a part for your car or truck, you’ve more than likely called or gone to Nordstrom’s Auto Recyclers of rural Garretson, S.D. It’s a mechanical Mecca, the Holy Grail for the car enthusiast.  There’s buildings and … More »

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Learning to Drive

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I think we can all remember the first time that we got behind the wheel. That feeling of actually growing up and that power (or no power) when you pushed down that accelerator for the first time.  I do. On … More »

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Brand Royal

Recently, I was in Arkansas to meet a potential customer about an auction. The man had been in the car business for over 75 years and was a casualty of the fall of GM and Chrysler. I pulled up to … More »

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‘Gentlemen: Start Your Engines!’

Racing has deep root in the history of the automobile. From the days of boot-leggers to the famous Brickyard 500. Americans have always had the need for speed. This same love for racing runs deep in my family and the … More »

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