Monday, September 30, 2013
The Lambrecht Chevrolet auction was the conduit that extended about a weeks original roadtrip into a crazy 18 day Safari for a CARHUNTER! Just a quick update from the hotel and I am finally heading back East. Besides the GPS getting confused I did spot Pierce in the distance and pointed towards it this is no BS although it was calling for thunderstorms there was a fantastic rainbow just beyond the town, really!! Although forecast for thunderstorms it only rained for about a minute while I was there and the never ending wind blew the clouds away and the sun came out at least while I was there. The pot of gold at the bottom of the rainbow exists for the Lambrechts and I am happy for them as the auction brought in more money than I expected!! It also made Mrs. Vanderbrink a bundle and hear the first stop is the hairstylist! Sorry could not resist. I will do a more extensive blog and Flickr page or pages. The 1947 Dodge truck which was the CARHUNTERS pick sold for $3800 , a good truck, but certainly not worth that much? I just found 2 identical trucks for sale one for $1800 and one for $1350. Can't figure out what made people spend so much for some of these cars and trucks.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
I decided to cool the driving a bit and stay in Hastings for 2 days as my base, leaving me a quick 2 1/2 drive on Day 15 to the Chevy Auction. My first stop was Harold Warp's Pioneer Village less than a half hour drive. I actually passed it the day before, but my plan worked to do minimal driving, explore Hastings, and get a tire rotation for $14 at Goodyear! I also figured staying in one place to do the radio call in to Motormouth radio from a nice shade tree covered bench and that worked perfect! Once again this will need another blog and Flickr page, but to sum it up this man created a village that represented americana and industrial advances. There are 325 cars, planes, boats, appliances, farm tractors, trucks, etc............ I will tell the complete story as I catch up remember these are from the road updates. The cars for the most part are all original and might have been 10 years old when inserted here and I mean inserted as many are upstairs and there are no doors!! I am guessing the building was built around them! Too bad the Lambrecht auction cars were not entombed!!