For years I have passed this place right next to I-55 when I would drive between St. Louis and Chicago. I stopped a few times to walk around but mostly did my gawking from the highway.
Looks like they plan to carry on.
I passed that place many times, glad to hear they plan to continue. Hope their insurance comes through for them.
What A Crying Shame!
Oh, that's sad.
I love the owner's comment, "It's no hill for a climber". Good for him. Looks like a nice guy.
The wife and I would often "window shop" on their website when we still lived in the states. He had some fairly reasonable prices. I too hope they have what it takes to continue
A friend an I stopped there a few years ago, there was so much to see. The cars were packed in there just as in the very sad picture. As I remember it cost a few dollars, a bargain we thought.
Here's a link to a better look at the place. I agree with Gary that the prices seem reasonable, even if the cars need some work.
They say the titles were saved, Not sure what good they now with the matching cars in ruins. You would need the vin number tag that goes with the car to make it legal. As hot as that fire got I would assume that most all vin number tags were melted also. Here in Florida you need an official to check the vin tag against the paperwork to make sure everything matches. All in all, It was a terable loss of cars.
He didn't lose 100% of his inventory. Separate of identifying the scorched cars, the prospect of losing the titles for the cars that didn't burn would be a nightmare.
Walter, Your absolutely right. I failed to consider that. That would be twice today Iv engaged my mouth before engaging my brain. Seem to be an internal clutch slipping somewhere in my head! I will have to check my bands for adjustment..