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Lifetime collecting

story by Brielle Domings

Marty Stevens, owner of used car lot Lying Lee’s and collector of antique memorabilia, reflects on his legacy as he nears retirement in January 2018. He’s always loved old things. “My mom said I was born with a steering wheel in my hand, that’s what she always told me. I believe the Lord likes old cars.” As he considers paring down his collection of a lifetime, he knows it’s a challenge. At heart, he’s still attached to his curios: “This is my little part of it: collecting things.”

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