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Pedal cars featured at ‘Crooked Herman’ auction


Around 60 vintage pedal cars, as well as full-size collector cars, and 150 cast-iron, pressed-tin and other toys cars are on the docket for VanDerBrink Auctions sale October 20 of the Doan Collection/“Crooked Herman” Pedal Cars event in Lincoln, Nevada.

At the age of 95, former Datsun and Volvo dealer, Ron Doan is selling his collection, according to the auction house.

1966 Ford Mustang has been driven less than 18,000 miles since new
The Doan family bought this 1906 REO roadster in 1975 and drove it on occasion until parking it last year

Among the collector cars are a 1966 Ford Mustang convertible, 1929 Ford Model A 5-window coupe, 1929 Ford Model A roadster, 1932 Chevrolet woody wagon, 1941 Buick Series 40 sedan, 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 convertible, 1951 Citroen Traction Avant, 1906 REO, and 1958 Triumph TR3.

The docket also includes several child-size, gas-powered cars.

The pedal cars included original vehicles plus those Doan reproduced and sold across the country as he attended various toy shows.

To view the full auction catalog, see the VanDenBrink website.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. The article states the auction is in Lincoln, Nevada. That is not correct. The Doan Collection
    auction is in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chuckle, I bet that goof caused some head scratching by folks
    trying to get Mapquest driving directions!


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