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Treasures of the ‘Bus Driver’

The Roger “Bill” Dickenson Collection – July 20-21, 2019 By: Yvette VanDerBrink Roger “Bill” Dickenson couldn’t go anywhere in Elk River, MN without being greeted by, “Hi, Mr. Bus Driver!” Roger Dickenson loved operating his school bus company and talking with the kids in the area school districts of Elk River...

For the Love of Old Fords and History

By Yvette VanDerBrink I have to admit; this GM gal has a dirty little secret. I love the 1930s Fords. Yep, I even have a pink V8 tattooed on my left ankle. I grew up with Chevrolets, and I never really saw or was around any of the old Fords. Though,...

‘Down on the Farm’ The James Graham Collection

James Graham Collection – August 9-10, Beardsley, MN By Yvette VanDerBrink   James grew more than wheat, corn and soybeans on his farm in Traverse County, Minnesota. He also grew a bumper crop of GM convertibles, Ford, Mercury, and of course, Graham trucks after his namesake. James Graham grew up on a...

Just a Good Ol’ South Dakota Winter

By Yvette VanDerBrink It never fails, if you are in the Midwest, you’ll hear people saying, “There aren’t winter’s like when I was a kid anymore.” Mother Nature had the last laugh this year and disagreed. She brought back one of those good ol’ fashioned blizzards last weekend crippling the entire...

‘New Car’… or should I say, ‘Old Car’ smell

The Holidays are over, now starts another holiday of sorts; the “Big Auctions” kick off the car hobby world’s year. Arizona in January is known as the “barometer” of the upcoming automotive year. Reporters and hobbyists predict trends and the health of the collector car industry based on Arizona’s sales. A...

Technology has changed the car hobby

With Technology changing almost every aspect of our lives, it’s no surprise that it has entered into the auction arena. Oh trust me, the days of searching garages, barns, and talking to the guys at the gas station aren’t gone, and never will be, but the facts are that technology has...