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Parts in Perkasie

Parts in Perkasie

Pennsylvania Place for Picking

These days, it is very rare to find a salvage yard that has been run by the same family for over 50 years.... more

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Joe Sharretts - December 06, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Otting & Sons

Otting & Sons

A Family Business

According to Tim Otting, his dad Larry started the business 45 years ago.... more

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Leroy Drittler - November 01, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Finding Rare Parts

Finding Rare Parts

You never know what you might see

After working in the auto salvage business near Philadelphia for most of his life, Frank Jakob moved to south central New York and started Borden Bridge Auto Wrecking in 1988.... more

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Joe Sharretts - October 11, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Oklahoma Treasure

Oklahoma Treasure

Hunter’s Corner Auto Sales & Salvage

Benny R. Durrett began Hunter’s Corner Auto Sales and Salvage in 1981 near Checotah, Oklahoma.... more

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Leroy Drittler - September 06, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

B&B Auto Parts

B&B Auto Parts

Mostly Mopar

B&B Auto Parts is a common name.This one, though, is unlike the others in many ways.... more

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Joe Sharretts - August 09, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Open Air Collection

Open Air Collection

A Restorer Who May Sell A Few

The first thing Nelson Bandy will tell you is that he does not have a salvage yard business, even though at first glance it may appear to be one.... more

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Leroy Drittler - July 12, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Zeb's Salvage Yard

Zeb's Salvage Yard

Zeb’s Salvage

Recently, salvage yard owner Mike Kasperek of Tigerton, Wisconsin, told us all about his 2,000-plus vehicle salvage yard.... more

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Story Joe Sharretts / Images Mike Kasperek - June 07, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

No Picking Allowed

No Picking Allowed

McGaugh Yard Sells Whole Vehicles

Johnie V. McGaugh moved back to Benton County, Arkansas, in the early 1940s. While cars were hard to come by in Arkansas because of the war, they were more plentiful in Illinois and Michigan.... more

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Leroy Drittler - April 26, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Jerry’s Auto Salvage

Jerry’s Auto Salvage

Kentucky Home for Hard-to-Find Cars

Jerry Rodgers started buying cars for his auto salvage business in 1977. As his inventory increased, he also bought more land to accommodate the vehicles.... more

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Leroy Drittler - March 15, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Columbia too Auto Wreckers

Columbia too Auto Wreckers

A Home for Unwanted Cadillacs

In 1968, Nadie and Paul Hill purchased the existing Columbia Auto Wreckers in the town of Port Murray, New Jersey. Instead of changing the business name, they simply added the word “too”, which is the name that has carried through.... more

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Joe Sharretts - February 16, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments