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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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Featured in Hot Rod Magazine

Check out Hot Rod Magazine's August 2018 feature on VanDerBrink Auctions and its Rietz Mopar Collection Auction.

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