This summer, in Norwalk, Ohio, VanDerBrink Auctions will in a massive weekend-long event. But unlike other large auctions that take place around the country, there will be only one seller, a man named Ron Hackenberger.
Since 1962, Hackenberger has been building his collection. Back then, he was a truck driver, which gave him plenty of opportunities to scout out old cars. When he started his own trucking company, it freed him up to bring a lot more cars back home with him. Eventually, he sold that company and became a rancher in Texas, but he didn't stop collecting cars. Now living in Ohio, he's amassed a collection of more than 700 cars.
With nearly 250 of them, Hackenberger admits he has a special affinity for Studebakers. But the rest of his collection is incredibly diverse. His only requirement through the years was that a car be "something that you won't see every day." He's got microcars, limousines, trucks, vintage motorcycles, and, of course, muscle cars.
Originally, Hackenberger's plan was to open a museum, but he eventually decided to liquidate his collection. , or go check the cars out in person the weekend of July 14th. Who knows? You might even come home with a few of them.