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Car collector's 'dirty little secret' discovered after death.
Fox News ^ | 6/1/19 | Gary Gastelu, Fox News

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 wife’s account following her passing in 2003.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Society
KEYWORDS: automotive; bicycle; bikes; cars; collector; danacorporation; ebay; fauxiantrolls; jeffbegg; michigan; motorcycle; vanderbrinkauctions; vincent; youcanttakeitwithyou
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Some nice toys in that collection...
1 posted on 06/01/2019 7:46:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill
Something very sad about the whole thing: lovely collection but what good does it do him now?

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"?

2 posted on 06/01/2019 7:52:58 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Chainmail

What’s her address? LOL! I’m an unusual vulture.


3 posted on 06/01/2019 7:57:43 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Chainmail
"Something very sad about the whole thing: lovely collection but what good does it do him now?"

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... ;)

4 posted on 06/01/2019 8:00:37 AM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: carriage_hill

Wow, he had a black Vincent...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yw2yKNLEPc


5 posted on 06/01/2019 8:02:12 AM PDT by sevlex
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To: Chainmail

That’s a pretty negative view of life.


6 posted on 06/01/2019 8:11:17 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Chainmail

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.


7 posted on 06/01/2019 8:12:24 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (The internet has driven the world mad.)
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To: carriage_hill
Among the gems are a 1952 Vincent Series C Rapide motorcycle

Great bike, Great song:

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."

8 posted on 06/01/2019 8:13:51 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (California: knowingly give someone aids: misdemeanor. Give them a straw, go to jail.)
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I was expecting to read he stole these cars or obtained them illegally through fraud which made the collection his 'dirty little secret'.

What is his 'dirty little secret'? That he collected cars and didn't tell anyone?

9 posted on 06/01/2019 8:13:57 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: sevlex

Highly collectible.


11 posted on 06/01/2019 8:16:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Chainmail

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.


12 posted on 06/01/2019 8:17:34 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cultsther)
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To: carriage_hill

I see nothing “dirty” about his secret except dust.


13 posted on 06/01/2019 8:19:44 AM PDT by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Chainmail

Something very sad about the whole thing: lovely collection but what good does it do him now?


Why sad? You can’t take it with you, so when’s a better time to spend it? Enjoy life, it’s all you’ll get. Dance as fast as you can.


14 posted on 06/01/2019 8:19:48 AM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: yesthatjallen

“What is his ‘dirty little secret’? That he collected cars and didn’t tell anyone”?

I agree. I see nothing “dirty” about it.


15 posted on 06/01/2019 8:20:47 AM PDT by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: laplata

He just kept his stuff well-hidden, from everyone. Nothing wrong with that, I guess.


16 posted on 06/01/2019 8:22:28 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Chainmail

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.


17 posted on 06/01/2019 8:24:56 AM PDT by elcid1970 (No matter how bad things get, it can only be worse in New Jersey!)
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To: Chainmail

“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.


18 posted on 06/01/2019 8:25:02 AM PDT by Tucker39 ("It ishttps://y impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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To: Chainmail

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 they’ll stay in the family.


19 posted on 06/01/2019 8:27:40 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: carriage_hill

bmk


20 posted on 06/01/2019 8:28:56 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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