What drives us to collect? Is it an emotional connection to something from our past or perhaps the unadulterated beauty of an item that draws us in? More often than not it’s a combination of both of these things. It’s the passion to connect with our former selves and understand what makes us who we are. After searching around Shreveport I found several passionate people who collect things they truly love. From a baseball team a thousand miles away to historical artifacts of a city they call home, meet the men who have spent their lives searching for the unusual, the beautiful, and the things they love.
Alan Berry really doesn’t remember how he started collecting cars. In high school Berry had a ’64 Ford Galaxie, a car that was the beginning of a lifetime love affair with that time period. In college, Berry bought another ’64 Galaxie convertible, but sold it when he moved to Virginia. Today, Berry has a collection that includes a 1957 Ford Thunderbird, a 1967 Cadillac DeVille, and a 1971 Ford Mustang.