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VanDerBrink Auctions specializes in collector car parts auctions, older salvage yard liquidations, auto related items, antique tractors, estates and private collections- conducting auctions of all kinds. We also have a proven track record in selling farm land and other real estate at auction. Yvette VanDerBrink, Owner/Auctioneer, formed the company in 2001, after a prophetic message from Minister Tom Stammon. VanDerBrink Auctions is a faith-based company and this makes every auction a mission.

VanDerBrink Auctions has been regionally and nationally recognized for their auctions and conducted collector car auctions in eight states. Yvette’s goal is to get the cars and parts to the collectors, hobbyists, and rodders and preserve our automotive history and further the car hobby. Yvette, and VanDerBrink Auctions, carries this same philosophy and ambition when selling real estate and land at auction.

VanDerBrink Auctions work as a team with personal service for their clients. It doesn’t matter if it’s an older salvage yard with hundreds of classics, an estate with a barn packed full of vintage parts, a private collection or a section of beautiful farm ground each sale has it’s own special needs and marketing and VanDerBrink Auctions works 100% for our clients to achieve the ultimate goal – a successful sale.

Yvette grew up in the automotive business and on the family farm west of Garretson, SD. Her father, Art Nordstrom, is a collector and motorhead himself. Cars became a natural part of life and the lessons of work ethic on the farm became valuable tools used in her work today. Every weekend growing up was full of racing. Yvette, a tomboy, raced Enduros for a couple of years at local tracks and enjoyed driving dad’s toys while burning around in Minnehaha County.

Working hard was natural while growing up on the family’s dairy farm in South Dakota and in the family business Nordstrom’s Auto Recyclers of Garretson, SD. It’s this work ethic that she brings to the table for her sellers. Yvette gets in there, puts on the gloves and enjoys getting dirty making sure all the details are perfect for her sellers. Yvette and her husband, Steve, and two kids Emily and Johnathon also collect and own several old cars, trucks, and many tractors. The VanDerBrinks also have cattle and cut hay on their farm in rural Hardwick, MN. Yvette and VanDerBrink Auctions look forward to working with you!

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” ~Galatians 6:9

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  • “Sell them Good!" said Toppy and Vanderbrink Auctions delivered; that is the cars and all the police memorabilia in Nevada, Missouri last October 31, 2008. This private collection of cars, 60 in all, was a 50 year passion for cars by one 96 year old retired pharmacist. It took over seven months to get them cleaned up and running, (all but one) and they all sold in less than three hours. It was an amazing sight! Yvette and her family came to give it all they had and, "Sold them Very Good". So good that she is in charge of our next big auction this October. We never even considered any other auctioneer, Yvette has exceptional skills, insight and energy, and with the personal touch that means so much; after all it took Toppy 50 years to collect the masterpieces; Yvette Vanderbrink handled the project with the pride "Toppy" deserved.”

    – Toppy Clark & Son

  • “Thank you very much for all your help. You are the best auctioneer I have ever worked with, you always return calls promptly and you always have the answers to my questions. Larry goes to at least 30 auctions per year and I’m always happy when Larry is going to one of your auctions. Larry is also impressed with you and he doesn’t say things like that much. Thank You!”

    – Darby Z.

  • “I believe I've said 'Thank You' several times already and I do greatly appreciate your determination and experience. I've strongly praised you to my family and friends for the beautiful video you put together for Henry on the website. It's no wonder you have such a strong, widespread following! Thanks, again!”

    – Twila Bents, The Henry Bents Estate

  • “We were so pleased with our auction yesterday we don't know how to thank you. We had never attended an auction that was so well organized, and went so smooth. The screen made a world of difference, every one could see the items on the block so easily. The internet calling in to join in the auction was just wonderful. You must have advertised in just the right places to have that many calls during our auction.

    We want to let you know that if we hear of anyone needing an auctioneer, you will be the first to be recommended. Again, thanks so much for being so organized, and doing such a splendid job for us. Bless you.”

    – Milt and Audree Beyer, Classic Cars - Gas & Oil Signs & More at Auction

  • “Glad to have done business with you and your company. We will need to do this again at a later time. Thank you and tell your staff how much we appreciate them and their expertise.”

    – Joyce Merriman, Carl Davis Collection

  • “Thank you VanDerBrink Auctions for a great Sale. WE are absolutely thrilled with the results and thank you. It was amazing that over 300 on-site bidders from 23 states and 2 countries and over 130 on-line bidders from all over the US and 4 countries were actively bidding for our collection. Thank you also for donating your services and commissions for the Sale of the 1932 Ford BB truck to the V-8 Foundation!”

    – Ron & Shirley Stauffer; Portland, Indiana

  • “The sale was conducted very well, lots of buyers (good marketing!), good prices, nice selection of cars (something for everyone!).

    I am very pleased with the final bid of our car. I honestly didn't expect it to sell as high as it did.

    You are a class act, Yvette! Thank you for allowing us to sell our car during the sale. I felt like it belonged there, with the rest of RCs cars. It was a good thing.”

    – Jill Edinger

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