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Hot Rods Tornado damaged hot rod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bob K, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,772

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    This is the picture that is on the Fox News website.

    Lots of devestation but this guy retains his sense of humor.


    Thoughts and Prayers to all of the folks affected by this.

  2. Yeah Bob,someone posted this earlier today.

    We can't control the weather but material things can be replaced,,life is precious. HRP
  3. Sad to see all the destruction and human tradgedy here and other countries.
  4. Damn that would really hurt!! i Have a video somebody sent me,i think i still do, that has a number of hotrods that were damaged one way or another. serious stuff!! bob s

  5. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,772

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    Thanks HRP, my search must not have been worded right.

    I'll Delete.

  6. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 21,018

    Staff Member

    We will keep this one up
  7. abone1930
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,325


    Yea tornados suxs, I was driving home through Northeast Oklahoma from a buddies house when the News was talking about the storms. Real windy and even was passed by a storm chaser van. Man glad Im back home in South Texas :D The coupe doesnt look to bad, looks savable at least.
  8. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    How do you delet a thread???

  9. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    Well I guess Ryan's post answers my question.

  10. Don't delete the thread Bob,I wasn't trying to rake you over the coals.

    We can all empathize with the owner of the hot rod. HRP
  11. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    I know, I just didn't think that having 2 threads open was cool.

  12. Last night, I was at a friends shop working on a 68 Z28, we moved his roadster project over to make room to park cars in the shop. My friend and I were both concerned about the storm and all our "stuff". Its real easy to forget that the important "stuff" are the lives around us. I hope the important "stuff" of this cars owner is OK.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2014
  13. I saw the aftermath of an F5 in eastern Ohio in 1985... a strip mall taken down to the slab and nothing else there. I don't see how people can live with something like that literally hanging over their heads.

  14. When our live are in danger, it really puts things into proper perspective.
  15. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,355


    Great shot of American culture, it's a shame about the car though.
  16. Interesting to see FoxNews use an image that includes a hot rod.

    While I do care about others and their well being, I couldn't help but notice that the body doesn't look like it's got any dents, from the perspective of the image, and the windshield appears to be a glued in windshield, which indicates it's a glass body. The good news is that it's not a steel Henry bodied car. Insurance can replace that one.

    Don't take my post as being cold and impersonal, because I do care about the lives that have been affected by the storms. That stuff is extremely heartbreaking.
  17. TwoLaneBlacktop
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 215

    from Burien

    Family and the loss of life definitely is at the top of our concerns for all these people. But yes, I feel for the guy that owns this car. I'm afraid my shop would be solid concrete or brick if I lived in Tornado or Hurricane alley.....
  18. Iron Dog
    Joined: Oct 28, 2011
    Posts: 267

    Iron Dog
    from Minnesota

    Wow, that's sad. Having made it through a couple of disasters, you can knock us down, but you can't count us out. Here's hoping for strength in recovery.
  19. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 11,331

    Atwater Mike

    I can only imagine the number of guys that had their houses/shops wiped out.
    Last thing on their minds would be posting pics of the terrible aftermath.

    Imagery persists, though. I shudder at the mental picture of '32 rails, cross members, axles/spindles, benches, cabinets and tools scattered over hell's half acre after a blow like this...
  20. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,983


    What a mess !!! Prayers and thoughts, I wouldn't live there one season...

    Rebuilding cars over 50 years, one NUT and one SCREW at a time....
  21. I just saw a news interview taken at the site where that coupe is in the wreckage, The man being interviewed talked about his adult son who died in the tornado protecting one of his children.

    Tragic in so many ways.
  22. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,379

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    It's sad to see the level of destruction. I can't imagine living where these tornados are a yearly thing.

    As far as a solid concrete or brick shop goes, if you think something like that would survive one of these tornados, you are mistaken and have no idea of the destructive power they produce.
  23. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,772

    J'st Wandering

    Seeing the car damaged did not bother me any, just another car. Hearing the rest of the story from you made an impact. Loss of life is tough. My heart goes out to the family.


  24. Every area has its drawbacks. If you aren't in tornado country you are in earthquake country or volcano or hurricane or mind numbing cold or hotter than hell....its whatever you can tolerate. I would rather risk the storms than put up with months and months of cold and snow.
  25. That how most southerners feel. We have tornados and look at other places that have quakes, slides, blizzards, huge forest fires, floods...... and are glad we don't live there. Plus we have great food, music and women.

    On a more serious note,
    Learning that there was loss of life in this story really makes you think about what's important.
  26. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,545

    from Inman, SC

    Concrete isn't gonna stop a tornado that big. I heard on the news that this one was on the ground for almost an hour.:eek:
  27. You have to admire that kind of spirit in such dark days.
  28. HuskyV8
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
    Posts: 536


    That American flag says a lot about that picture. Always keep up the positive thoughts and you'll prevail.
  29. elba
    Joined: Feb 9, 2013
    Posts: 628


    It was on the Weather Channel also. Insurance is cheap !
  30. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    Was it dropped in your yard?!

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