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By Beka Compton
the Times 

Waitsburg's treasure hunter

Bert Baxter has more than 1,000 collectable model cars in his extensive collection


Beka Compton

Bert Baxter has spent decades collecting his more than 1,000 model cars and memorabilia.

WAITSBURG-Treasure comes in all shapes and forms, to one Waitsburg resident treasure looks like model cars, lots of model cars. Bert Baxter's extensive car collection includes over 1,000 models, racing memorabilia, and more.

Baxter's love for all things automotive started at an early age and in 1952 he took up racing mini sprint cars for 15 years. He walked away from the racetrack after witnessing a tragic accident and went from driving to working on cars as he poured his heart and soul into his auto body shop.

It was around this time that he started collecting model cars from shops and ya...

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