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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

Cagle's Salvage & Auto Crusher

Cagle's Salvage & Auto Crusher

You’ll Get a Giant Greeting

The first thing you see when approaching Cagle’s Salvage & Auto Crusher is a statue of Paul Bunyan holding an axe handle.... more

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

Rossman’s Auto Salvage

Rossman’s Auto Salvage

100 Vintage Cars Survive a Major Crushing

When the value of scrap metal is up, we hear it: “Prices are up. Let’s crush all of these picked over vintage vehicles”.... more

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Joe Sharretts - December 22, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments

Horn's Auto Sales & Salvage

Horn's Auto Sales & Salvage

50 Years in Business

Leroy Horn is a mild-mannered friendly individual who started Horn’s Auto Sales & Salvage at his home in 1961 as a part-time business. In 1975, he decided to make it his full-time job. Horn lightheartedly recalls that it seems he made more money working it as a part-time business.... more

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Leroy Drittler - November 17, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments

Maryland’s Hammond Auto Exchange

Maryland’s Hammond Auto Exchange

An Uncertain Road Ahead

Lifelong auto enthusiast George Hammond started his business, Hammond Auto Exchange, in 1971 near the town of Williamsport, Maryland, outside of Hagerstown.... more

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Joe Sharretts - October 13, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments