For The Love of Old Cars and Family.. The Moser and Droog Collections
For the Love of Old Cars and Family- The Moser and Droog Collections
For many, cars are just a mode of transportation. But for others, they are more like a part of the family. Cars are a right of passage when your old enough to drive. You remember that car that you got married in, or even that car your brother had or maybe the cool guy in high school. For Harley Moser, he remembered looking through his brother’s Hot Rod magazines and seeing all the cool cars and maybe he would have a car like that. Harley grew up on a ranch outside of Selby, South Dakota and was raised with more horses than horse power. But when he had the chance to trade in for real horse power he had a 1966 Ford Mustang 2+2 and boy it was fast. Well, a little too fast and wrecked it after a wedding dance. Luckily the only thing that was hurt was his pride. Harley grew up saying his favorite things were fast horses, fast cars, good cattle, and beautiful women. It was after a rodeo that he met his beautiful “brown-eyed gal”, Barb. They fell in love and the kids started coming. Their first born was a boy, Justin. Growing up on a ranch, you notice when an animal is sick. It was this instinct that saved their little man’s life. With a good doctor and medication, Justin was diagnosed with a congenital Adrenal disease. Soon another baby and yet another diagnosis that Molly also had the disease. It was a challenge, but with medication, the kids grew up and enjoyed ranch life in South Dakota.
Harley finally had the chance to fulfill that childhood dream and starting buying Mopar collector cars as a savings account for Barb and him. But it wasn’t long and another Crisis arose. Barb was diagnosed with cancer. Chemo, Radiation, and Barb fought hard, but lost the battle with cancer. Harley Lost his Brown-Eyed gal. The years passed and Justin started to lose the battle with the adrenal disease and Molly was also still doctoring. Harley says, “Life is a ruler and you only get so many inches in time,” and it was time to cash in the savings account and take care of his children. Harley will be selling his collection of amazing Mopar Collector Cars and more to pay for his children’s medical bills. Justin is in need of a kidney transplant and is on dialysis. Their family was tight with the Haux family and Shari was raised by Barb’s family and accounts that for saving her life. Shari’s husband, Fred Haux, passed away last year and Shari knew it was time to pay back the family that helped her. Shari donated Fred’s 1969 Ford Fairlane with Cobra Jet motor to the Moser family to be sold to help Justin in his treatments.
Harley’s savings account of Mopars includes a barn fresh 1970 Charger RT, beautiful 1970 Plymouth GTX, 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner, 1973 Dodge Dart Sport with 340 4speed, and more items. They all will be sold at auction on Friday June 3rd, 2022 as part of the Droog-Moser Auction at the Kerry Droog farm outside Mobridge. It’s amazing how his love of old cars and their sale will help to save and raise money to help his children.
Kerry Droog grew up on the Missouri River outside Mobridge, South Dakota. Kerry says that this was the best life. Fishing, riding motorcycle, and playing with the neigh kids. Being the son of an auctioneer, Droog Auctioneering, Kerry remembers as soon as he was old enough, he was holding up plates and working the auctions with his family. He enjoyed looking at all the old stuff that they would sell at the auctions and started collecting at a young age. When he was old enough, going to auction school was a right of passage. Kerry and his brother went off to Mason City, IA to auction school. They got back home and Kerry helped for over 20 years. He would often bring home more than he made that day. His Dad would always say, “What you want with all that old stuff?” But Kerry would load it up and store it away. Now being West River South Dakota, Kerry didn’t want a car, but a pickup when he could drive. He bought a 1951 Willys CJ2A Jeep and hit the trails. Pickups and cars have always been a part of his life. He met his wife, Barb, while hanging out on the tailgate of a truck. This good-Looking gal came up and said, “I like you and your truck.” That was it, they dated and were married.
Kerry kept buying the old gas and oil and his brother was in the Military and he also started collecting military and civilian Dodge Power Wagons. When he was younger he started working at UPS and still does today and doing everything from sweeping floors to a suit. They say a rolling stone gathers no moss, that is so true for Kerry. Always working and going. He bought a salvage yard in 1999 and got to play with all the cars and trucks he wanted. He had a chance and sold the salvage yard, but had collected a nice collection of Jeeps, Power Wagons, and Square Body Pickups, and more. Soon Kerry realized that he wasn’t getting any younger and didn’t want to leave all for his wife and kids to contend with and he wanted more time to ride motorcycle with his bride. So, he has decided to sell his collection of many years of gas and oil collectibles along with Over 60 Antique vehicles and also antique tractors. The collection has day 1 Friday June 3rd, 2022 selling the collector trucks, Power Wagons, Tractors, and parts. Saturday, June 4th, will kick off selling hundreds of signs, along with gas pumps, and much more. Kerry wants everyone to enjoy the years of collecting and treasures he’s found.
Both the Moser and Droog Collections have something for everyone and with a good cause to boot. Bid Onsite or Online for a fabulous Mopar Muscle or Ford Muscle car to help the Moser children with medical bills. The Droog Collection has a large number of signs and those hard-to-find classic vehicles and tractors. Check out the lifelong collection that Kerry acquired through years of collection. The auction will be held Friday June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th, 2022 on the Kerry Droog farm outside Mobridge, South Dakota. The auction will be held onsite with online bidding. But you’ll want to come and spend a couple days out in South Dakota and maybe even take in a day of Walleye fishing on the Missouri River. For more information, catalog, and more auctions www.vanderbrinkauctions.com or give us a call 605-201-7005.
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