VanDerBrink Auctions

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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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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...

The 1966 Ford Mustang retractable.

Retractable 1966 Ford Mustang to be sold by VanDerBrink Auctions

Harv Bish’s Mustang retractable was built by an original Ford Motor Co. engineer who worked on the Skyliner and Mustang retractable programs Ford’s original prototype Mustang retractable was likely scrapped, but that doesn’t mean the chance to own a drop-top pony car with the convenience of a solid roof has to be junked, too....

The restored 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan outside Petersen Auto Body, the Fremont, Nebraska, business that recently restored the car.

Car of the Week: Lambrecht 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan

Original owners buy back, restore their 1957 Chevrolet from Lambrecht Chevrolet By Angelo Van Bogart; photos courtesy Petersen Body Shop Gerald and Betty Hixson bought their 1957 Chevrolet twice from the same man, but Gerald was beginning to wonder if the second chance would ever come. In December 1957, just a few days after...

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Rare cars at the Quam Car Collection Auction

VanDerBrink to auction unique collection Sept. 26, 2015, in Boone, Iowa   Grant Quam used to say, “You finally reach a point in life, when you can afford to buy the things that only the young can enjoy.” There’s a lot of wisdom in those words. He seemed to have sayings like this, for...

The 1.3-mile 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup from Ray Lambrecht's collection. The dent in the roof resulted from  the collapse of a building roof decades ago.

Lambrecht 1958 Cameo preserves history of auction, Chevrolet

Bidder and Lambrecht family member offer insight into auction’s top seller Story and photos by Angelo Van Bogart With 1.3 miles on the odometer and a winning bid of $140,000, Ray Lambrecht’s flashy 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup was the top sale and headline vehicle of 2013’s most exciting auction. It wasn’t just the...