A Note from the Lil’ Nordstrom’s Gal

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1953 in front of it's last home- Lambrecht Auto

A new beginning for an old legend

By Yvette VanDerBrink When the Lambrecht Auction was taking place the dealership was a major landmark. The building had been built by the Lambrecht family and was frequented by many in the Midwest for their Chevrolet car, pickup, and truck needs. This building also held secrets. Why did Mr. Lambrecht keep all his trades and hold...

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Because of a 1966 Chevrolet Impala

By Yvette VanDerBrink Today was a sad day for my husband and me. We buried a young, fellow collector. The guy that everyone loved, who cooked for everyone, and most of all, a great friend. When my husband and I were dating an act of fate landed us a new friend. We were going...

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The Happy Days Dream Cars “Grand Closing Auction”

Selling cars and memories… and making friends in the process By Yvette VanDerBrink When people buy cars, quite often they aren’t just buying a vintage car. Cars of a particular make and model hold fond memories to the buyer. John and Helen Meyer have been selling classic cars and memories for over 15 years....

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Cars…The “Other Woman?”

By Yvette VanDerBrink   Now we have all heard classic cars referred to as “ol’ girl” and some even have names. I know, I have a 1953 Chevrolet Belair named Leona, but it’s after my Gramma Nordstrom. Now, not all cars have names and not all cars are girls, but is it possible that a...

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The Ron Hackenberger Collection Auction

By Yvette VanDerBrink A Candy Store of Rare, Unique, Micro, Orphan, & Amazing Cars & Trucks For many guys, who just want one classic car in their garage to work with, one is enough. Then there is Ron Hackenberger, cars to him were like being a kid in a candy store and he just...

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Cars and memories go hand in hand….

By Yvette VanDerBrinkOne of the things that is so much fun for me is working with families and selling their collections. I hear a lot of stories about Gramma and Grampa, Mom or Dad and the cars. There are always stories about, “Dad got this car after he came home from the war. It...

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Can politics affect collector car values?

I think all of us can say that the election of 2016 was one that people will be talking about for years to come. I myself, was watching the election closely and what the outcome would be. Voters had strong opinions on both sides of the aisle with many opposing political views. But could the...

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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...