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    Fire on an HBO movie set destroys a dozen-odd later-model collectables...OUCH!

    https://www.automobilemag.com/news/1...F0AF396883F7AA

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    Thank goodness they weren't trying to replicate a Studebaker dealership...although we wouldn't wish this on anyone.
    If you watch the embedded video, the audio gives you a frightening exposure to how loud a major fire can be.

    And a later, related story from the gentleman who had supplied the vehicles under contract with the producers:

    https://www.automobilemag.com/news/h...F0AF396883F7AA

    UGH all around. BP
    Last edited by BobPalma; 05-10-2019, 06:46 AM. Reason: added the note about audio and related report
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
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  • #2
    Not my favorites but still a sad loss to us car guys. Jamie Kitman has been involved in the automobile magazine industry for years. I even owned a couple of those old "Wally Wagons".
    Bill

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    • #3
      Didn't Chevy use Studebaker engines just before they went bankrupt?
      Dan Peterson
      Montpelier, VT
      1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
      1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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      • #4
        That's really sad. I know a lot of us don't think of cars from 1990 as being "collectible", but that's 30 years now... not to mention what looked to be a historic dealer showroom and the outdoor GM signage

        Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by showbizkid View Post
          That's really sad. I know a lot of us don't think of cars from 1990 as being "collectible", but that's 30 years now... not to mention what looked to be a historic dealer showroom and the outdoor GM signage
          Right, Clark; the information indicates it was currently a used car dealership building that had been made over with period signage and showroom materials to look like a new-car dealership...which I bet it was a long time ago, when originally built. So lots of memorabilia was lost in addition to the cars. BP
          We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

          Ayn Rand:
          "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

          G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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          • #6
            Such a shame to see how a 'pre-bankruptcy' GM dealership looked with all the cars and period paperwork destroyed like that!! I realize 1990 is not 'old' in most people's minds, but its nice to be reminded that Oldsmobile and Pontiac had major industry presence at one time.

            Craig

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            • #7
              Update:

              https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.pou...amp/3679639002
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