Gary Vanderpool, an 81-year-old construction company owner, passed away in 2020. He left behind an exciting collection of custom vehicles.
These vehicles are scheduled for auction on May 14th, 2022. All proceeds will be going to the Tom Vanderpool Memorial Fund which supports missions in the Philippines and Venezuela. The Fund has been named after Gary’s son who died while serving on the mission field.
In 1998, Tom Vanderpool died in an airplane crash, along with 11 other people. He was piloting an airplane for Living Water Teaching, which ran a Bible school and provided medical and dental care to locals in Guatemala. There were 7 survivors on the plane.
Tom VanderPool was flying American volunteers to Guatemala City when, due to Hurricane Mitch, they were unable to land because of weather conditions. They turned back to the grass strip at the mission’s home base, but unfortunately the plane crashed into a mountain four miles away from the airstrip.
Gary VanderPool must have quite the eclectic taste in vehicles. The lineup for the auction offer a wide variety of pickup trucks, cars, motorcycles, trailers, construction equipment, and even an armored personnel carrier.
VanDerBrink Auctions LLC will be the official auctioneer for the sale. You can see the entire lot for sale on their website.
From classic cars such as the 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Convertible,
to 1970’s Custom Amish Wagon Motorcycle Trike,
there is a vehicle for everyone at the auction.
You can choose from a Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop,
a 1959 Chevrolet Impala Custom,
or a 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe.
Maybe you would be interested in something a little more modern like a 2006 SSR Pickup,
or a 2005 Ram Big Horn Edition Custom Pickup.
If you like trikes, you certainly have a few to choose from.
From a 1959 Cadillac Motorcycle Trike,
a P-38 Custom Motorcycle Trike,
the Custom Art Deco Radio Flyer Motorcycle Trike,
“Red Barron” Helmet Custom Motorcycle Trike,
Custom V8 “Boss Hoss” Style Motorcycle Trike,
and a 1960’s Custom Motorcycle Trike.
The Military Personnel Carrier definitely is not for the the run of the mill car enthusiast, but it still is pretty cool.
The VanDerBrink Auctions give the following details on their website:
You are bidding on an Army Military Personnel Carrier. It has been repainted and has been a stationary display at the home. The 1000ci Opposing 6 cylinder motor is out but will be sold with the unit. There is no motor in the unit right now. There is a pipe out the front to make look like a tank and he used to shoot blackbird shot for fun. This is part of the Gary Vanderpool collection auction on May 14th, 2022 in Harrison, South Dakota. Proceeds from this auction go to further the mission work of the Vanderpool Memorial Fund, a 501c3, that funds missions in Philippines and Venezuela. This is a live onsite auction with online bidding. All items are sold AS IS and ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO EXCEPTIONS. Preview will be Friday May 13th from 10-5. Buyers are responsible for reviewing all pictures, video if available, and review info and bid accordingly and call for more questions. Buyers are responsible for all winning bids. Money wire is preferred payment or verified funds within 72 hours. Buyer is responsible for shipping. Hillbilly Auto Transport is a good hauler 417-718-3200 you can call. Removal within 7 days is preferred and by apt. For more auctions 605-201-7005. Check VanDerBrink Auctions.