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Hagen's Auto Parts burned

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    drove by this morning and there were at least twenty fire trucks on standby, looked like they had the fire out or under control but the main roof was severely damaged and the storefront was burned out. looked like the machine shop may have survived but the storefront and upstairs looked very bad.

    Hagen's has been an invaluable source for obsolete irreplaceable antique parts for generations.

    I have been going there for more than 35 years myself...
     
  2. pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    Sad to read that. Parts and equipment can be replaced but if uninsured the cost might not allow the business to cntinue.
     
  3. very sad news today, I hope they will be able to reopen in the future. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone there.
     
  4. JJGS
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    Yeah I caught this on the news this morning...:( terrible thing... along w/all the other crap going on around here lately :confused:
     

  5. hammeredcoupe
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    This store is an invaluable source of parts in our area. Flathead parts, early ford stuff, an old school machine shop.I went in for some misc. parts for a '57 392 hemi two weeks ago,and they pulled them off the shelf. They had original neon signs hanging from the ceiling,new old stock parts,and just a lot of cool stuff on display in their showcases. a huge loss.
     
  6. CGkidd
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    Damn that really sucks. They had all kinds of good stuff there.
     
  7. Rolleiflex
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    Remember their tv commercial from the '80s?

    Hagen's, Hagen's, Hagen's, Hagen's how many times have you heard the name, 4!!

    That sucks. I loved going to that place. Hopefully, unlike Vintage Auto Parts in Woodenville, they won't go away.

    Does anyone know if there is a link to the newscast?
     
  8. real bad news! looks like barker's is the only game in town now. what a insurance nightmare. wonder what caused the fire.
     
  9. ss34coupe
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    Sorry to hear the bad news. Hagens has been a big part of the old car hobby in the Northwest for a long time. Hopefully they can rebuild.
     
  10. VAPHEAD
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    Damn.
    I've dealt with them for decades.
    We did a lot of back and forth when I was in Woodinville.
    Hope they can rebuild.
     
  11. 40FORDPU
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    Very much appreciated business in our area, they have bailed me out several times.
     
  12. Destralo Roach
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    I worked there, sorry to say, most of what they had cant be replaced, lost forever!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Paul
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    there will be an impromptu "candle light" vigil at Hagen's tomorrow afternoon between 2:00 and 3:00

    those that can, please get in your old car and come on over.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009
  14. Frankie47
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    Man that is horrible, one a the places on my list I always wanted to visit:(
    Does anyone else see thee the irony of mourning a fire by lighting other things on fire?:)
     
  15. hotrod-Linkin
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    if that's what heals them let it be. we give 21 gun salutes to our brothers that were shot.
     
  16. C-1-PW
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  17. hotrodladycrusr
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    Bummer for the whole community.:(
     
  18. VenturaMotors
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    What a loss! They are a fixture and this will be felt by the entire automotive community. My condolences go out to the owner and employees during this trying time.
     
  19. jangleguy
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    Ouch! Bad news... Nobody was hurt, right?
     
  20. ironbuyer
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    I spoke with Darrel's sister and daughter this morning. It is a hard thing to take. They have been very instrumental in our success at Amocat. We will do what ever it takes to help them. A huge loss for us.
    Steve Glucoft
    Amocat Speed Emporium
     
  21. Dynaflash_8
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    I got to walk into the back room a couple of times, and all i can say is wow. They had more rare and irreplaceable parts than iv ever seen in my life.

    A sad day for everyone.
     
  22. one of the few places left that sleeved wheel and master cyl. bought my first wheel cyl. there 37 years ago: 1936 plymouth.
     
  23. Destralo Roach
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    yeah, no one was hurt, no one was there, I will be at the candel service, I had a real good time working there, allways seeing something diferent....Will miss it....Roach..
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2009
  24. moses
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    bummer indeed they saved me a few times ,,, if they didnt have it they kney where to get it.. jeffrey
     
  25. Meltkamp
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    sad day indeed i know they have helped out many a person including me.
     
  26. Frankie47
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    from omaha ne.

    Good point I never meant to insult anybody....that was not my intention.
     
  27. Paul
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    found these pictures from one of my many trips over there while pieceing together the car parked in front of the store here
    the second picture is just a random shot of the shop floor that day

    hope to see some of you there tomorrow
     

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  28. KJSR
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    Wish I was closer to show support. Thanks for posting this.....
     
  29. ZZ-IRON
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    Very Bad when disaster hits :( my buddy Rob in Seatac can feel the pain too :(
     
  30. Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    That wouldnt be Rob Rider would it?

    Im dating his grandaughter.

    He is one hell of a bodyman!!!
     

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