It turns out the inventor of the bounce property was a secret car or truck enthusiast. Bob Regehr stashed absent hundreds of autos (and a several tractors) before his loss of life in September 2019, and 140 of them are now up for grabs. The substantial collection will be marketed off by VanDerBrink Auctions on Oct 24.
Regehr began collecting cars when he was just 14 decades old, purchasing a 1940 Mercury. He afterwards became a automobile salesman, and then opened a Texaco station, in buy to be all around autos. The gasoline station designed some cash, permitting Regehr to make delivers when cars and trucks he appreciated rolled in for a fill-up.
In 1968, Regehr acquired the notion to set a cover about a trampoline, debuting his development at the 1968 Chicago World’s Honest. That invention led to money good results, making it possible for Regehr to additional indulge his passion for cars.
Hot Rod printed a story on the collection in 2009, reporting that Regehr had 226 cars and a stash of N.O.S. sections stored in many buildings. At the time, Regehr experienced reportedly missing observe of what he had, which might clarify why the assortment was pared down around the ensuing ten years.
Regehr had a matter for Fords, with about 50 Blue Oval automobiles integrated in the sale. His preferred product was the 1932 Ford, and a vast range of system kinds are represented in the assortment. That incorporates two rare B400 two-door convertible sedans, which ended up at first United States Embassy cars and trucks in Europe, according to the 2009 Incredibly hot Rod tale.
Standard Motors and Chrysler are represented as very well, with numerous Corvettes, a 1972 Pontiac GTO, and a 1955 Dodge Coronet Hemi incorporated in the auction. Several tractors and an assortment of sections and outdated toys are remaining auctioned off as perfectly.