Larry Menard worked for his family’s chain of home improvement stores for over half a decade and was a member of the board of directors when he died in 2019 a 74.
The vehicles, which he kept in perfect condition in a private museum at his home, range from the 1930s to 1960s and reflect his fondness for American brands.
Among the dozens of lots are a 1946 Dodge pickup with the Menards logo on it that was used for promotional events and a rare 1963 Chevrolet Corvette fuel-injected split-window coupe with its numbers-matching engine and 70,000 miles on the odometer.
There are also eight 1950s Chevrolets, with the standout being a fully-restored black 1957 Bel Air Convertible with a fuel-injected engine that was nearly turned into a customization project by its former owner, Jesse James, before Menard purchased it.
The sale, which also includes several other pickups, Cushman scooters, gas pumps and other vintage items is being conducted by VanDerBrink Auctions at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls on Saturday, Ott. 2.