Skip to comments.Car collector's 'dirty little secret' discovered after death.
Posted on 06/01/2019 7:46:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill
Dirty little secrets are rarely this big. An eclectic car, motorcycle and parts collection discovered after the May 2018 death of a Michigan man who had amassed it over the years is heading to the auction block.
According to VanDerBrink Auctions, Jeff Begg was an engineer who worked for Dana Corporation, founded several manufacturing companies of his own and fell under the spell of eBay when he was closing out his wifes account following her passing in 2003.
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In a similar vein, a buddy of mine died this Monday and he left his wife with a massive gun and camera collection. She is being swarmed by the usual vultures who circle around widows and offer less than 10% of the value as a "favor" to her and will undoubtably gloat about their luck afterward.
"What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet loses his eternal soul"?
What’s her address? LOL! I’m an unusual vulture.
Because it gave him joy during his life?
By your logic we may as well pursue nothing during life because it won't matter in the long run.
That's not how I view it... ;)
Wow, he had a black Vincent...
That’s a pretty negative view of life.
The cars are just assets, like the stocks or real estate, etc. many have at death. People tend acquire/collect things they understand, like antique dealers who tend to have lots of antiques. I worked in real estate, and now I own a lot of it. The assets will help his heirs. The owner got to enjoy them and they were probably good investments.
Check out Jay Leno’s car collection some time.
And there is no reason to question the disposition of someone’s soul when the only thing you know about them is they had a car collection. That’s just ugly.
Says Red Molly, to James, "Well that's a fine motorbike.
A girl could feel special on any such like." .
Says James, to Red Molly, "My hat's off to you. .
It's a Vincent Black Lightning, 1952. .
And I've seen you on the corners and cafes, it seems. .
Red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme." .
And he pulled her on behind, .
And down to Boxhill, .
They did ride.
Said James, "In my opinion, there's nothing in this world.
Beats a '52 Vincent and a Redheaded girl
Now Nortons and Indians and Greavses won't do
Oh, they don't have a Soul like a Vincent '52."
What is his 'dirty little secret'? That he collected cars and didn't tell anyone?
You build collections to build wealth. The more you can pass on goods to your children, the less they have to spend building their lives and the more they can spend building wealth.
I agree with you that you should be generous along the way.
I see nothing “dirty” about his secret except dust.
Something very sad about the whole thing: lovely collection but what good does it do him now?
“What is his ‘dirty little secret’? That he collected cars and didn’t tell anyone”?
I agree. I see nothing “dirty” about it.
He just kept his stuff well-hidden, from everyone. Nothing wrong with that, I guess.
Sorry to hear of your loss. But I’m curious, how do all those vultures know about his collections?
I keep my collection secret not only for security reasons (those who have seen it I can count on one hand) but against liberal busybodies who would bring the HOA down on me if they knew its extent.
In case I go first, which is likely given my half century of poor lifestyle choices, my wife has a list of all that I own including cost basis and current value. Though she is a Camp Perry champion & Army veteran, my will includes a codicil naming my best friend and classmate as executor.
Or maybe I’ll start liquidating the collection. My heart doc gives me three years tops if I don’t quit drinking cold turkey (heart, not liver) but I am d@mned if my daily libation is going to consist of nothing but designer water.
I wouldn’t actually live longer, it’d just seem that way.
“She is being swarmed by the usual vultures who circle around widows and offer less than 10% of the value as a “favor” to her and will undoubtably gloat about their luck afterward.
Proverbs 20:14 It is naught, it is naught, sayeth the buyer: but when he has gone his way, then he boasteth.” She needs a good auctioneer. COMPETITIVE BIDDING, to get what those things are really worth. You have God’s Word on it.
Yeah. I drool at the possibilities too. I do pay much more than the gun stores do but less than top dollar a fair price I still feel a bit bad about it. But they found a good home with me. Now I have kids who are also gun enthusiasts. So when I pass theyll stay in the family.
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