Jacques Littlefield passed away in 2009, but his legacy will continue as part of the non-profit Collings Foundation of Stow, Massachusetts.
The Collings Foundation acquired Jacques amazing collection of military hardware, parts and manuals from the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation, which was incorporated as a not-for-profit and founded by Jacques. The Collings Foundation plans to build a new museum to house and preserve a large part of Jacques vast collection.
The new museum will be named after Jacques Littlefield and be open to the public about 8 months of the year.
To fund the construction and aid in the process of moving the collection from Pony Tracks Ranch in Portola Valley to its new location, the Collings Foundation held an auction on July 11 and 12th 2014. The auction was conducted by Auctions America and held on site. There were two auction Previews Days which were Open to the Public where Collings Foundation volunteers graciously provided information about the collection.
According to Michael Brandt, who led tours of the collection and worked in the machine shop, Jacques had high standards. When restoring equipment he insisted on quality and authenticity both inside and out. This is one of the reasons why Jacques collection is so highly acclaimed.
Michael sold many of the books he’s collected over the years to auction patrons.
Rob Collings of the Collings Foundation honored Tom Sator, a lifelong supporter who had ridden in combat in some of the vehicles auctioned.
The auction represented the end of an era for Portola Valley