The Neil Krinke Collection, Sept. 18
Classic car collectors, rod project enthusiasts, barn find buffs, vintage tractor fans and folks looking for rare old car parts (mostly Ford) and wonderful vintage gas station and oil signs, gas pumps and gas globes need to mark their calendars for Saturday, September 18th, for the sale of the lifetime collection of Neil Krinke, at his farm in Scranton, North Dakota. “The auction will be held live at the Krinke’s family ranch,” said Yvette VanDerBrink of VanDerBrink Auctions, which is conducting the sale. “There won’t be any cell phone reception, but there is high-speed Internet to the residence and online bidding is available. But it’s best to come in person and spend a beautiful weekend on the high plains of gorgeous western North Dakota. There’s more than enough to finish off that man cave or score a hot rod or collector car. Internet bidding is available via the VanDerBrink website: www.VanDerBrinkAuctions.com. The Krinke collection is a wonderland of amazing cars, tractors, signs and more, mostly from the 1930s to the 1960s. The property, which has been in the family for over 100 years, contains a field of dry Western metal (no rust) barn find Fords, many dating from 1932 to the 1940s, ideal for those rod projects. The rare 1932 and 1933 Ford 3-window coupes are a hot rodder’s dream. The collection features Dearborn and AACA award winning cars that would complete any collection. While the town of Scranton was growing and updating, Neil would get the old signs that were set aside. Some he even rescued from dumpsters. He lovingly gathered all he could, mostly from a radius no more than 50 miles from the ranch, and he sold practically nothing. An open-house preview will be held the day before the auction, on Friday, September 17th, from 10-6 Mountain time, at the Krinke ranch located at 10105 132nd Avenue SW in Scranton, S.D. No early previews, please; the family is farming. Scranton is in western North Dakota, 180 miles each from Bismarck, N.D. and Rapid City, S.D., and not far from Glendive and Billings, Montana. VanDerBrink Auctions specializes in collector car parts auctions, older salvage yard liquidations, auto related items, antique tractors, estates and private collections. The firm also has a proven track record of selling farmland and other real estate at auction. For more information about the sale of the Neil Krinke collection on September 18th, visit www.VanderBrinkAuctions.com.
- Yvette VanDerBrink