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Event Coverage World Of Speed Museum Closes Permanently.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Marty Strode, May 13, 2020.

  1. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 4,860

    Marty Strode

  2. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,928

    Jalopy Joker

    Wow - the World is changing
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  3. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 446


    Not in a good way. I'm at work, trying to decide, loose money or layoff some techs. I'm keeping my crew employed for now, don't know how much longer we can hold out.
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  5. sdluck
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,421


    DDD this is Sad.
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  6. Jagman
    Joined: Mar 25, 2010
    Posts: 346


    Wonder what will happen to all the cars?
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  7. Probably a big auction where cars will be scattered upon the wind..
    Remember the Wentworth collection sale? Penny's on the dollar and in the economy???
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  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,917


    Sad to see that, I hadn't made it down there yet. A long time popular bar and restaurant up here decided to close for good last week.
    The Cafe two miles up the road (the Branding iron) that is a popular stop for truck drivers and folks coming up 97 from Oregon put in a drive up/walk up window this past week. They have used the time to do some serous remodeling though. Things they could never do when they are open 24/7 365 days a year.
  9. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 4,715

    from Oregon

    Yes , sad indeed .
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  10. A large part of the Vehicles on display there are privet owned and on loan for display. I'm not positive but may have been 100% of them. That's one of the reasons they could make going there 4 times a year a different experience each time. Yes, it's a sad time for sure. No doubt more like it to come.
  11. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,675

    from So Cal

    I'm on the Board of Ed at my church and we've been struggling with keeping our pre-school and after-school programs alive during this shutdown. So far we've been able to keep all the teachers on staff thru April, we forloughed some for May, but all savings will be used up for that. For June we were approved for funding from the small business funds from the gov't. After that, who knows.
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  13. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,803

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Understandable,,still sad though.
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  14. Anderson is not a small town but it doesn't rival big city's, I was informed today that a local 4th generation restaurant will not reopen, Brenda is struggling to keep the doors open at her shop due to the lack of her main suppliers being closed.

    It's gonna get worse around the country before it gets better. :( HRP
  15. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,407


    Says in the article "The museum’s assets will be distributed to other museums and schools over the next three to eight months, its board of directors said." So whatever wasn't on loan is going to go to other museums and the tech school stuff will go to other schools, sounds like.
  16. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,847


    HRP--so true--very sad situation for many folks. Hoping for the best for all in these tough times.
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  17. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,815


    We each can take precautions to protect against the virus
    but, it seems we can't protect ourselves from the politicians.
    Freedom is better than "Free-Dumb".
    Bet that museum could have remained open safely.
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  18. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,538

    Bandit Billy

    Horrible news @Marty Strode but thanks for sharing. That was a great local attraction, a place to learn from and honor those who were the founding fathers of our go fast sport. So very sad. It was said prior and received with much disdain, "I hope the cure is not worse than the disease" I fear history may prove it so.
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,424


    Danny have Brenda check into a PPP loan. It has 1%interest will pay wages taxes etc. what you use in 8 weeks time isn’t charged to you at all. We got one for the UVC club so at the end of 8 weeks we will pay back what hasn’t been used and only pay interest on that amount
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  20. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,044

    from Oregon

    Sorry to read this. It is a nice facility with a ever changing display. I am guessing the Corona lockdown will kill a number of businesses that survived month to month.
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  21. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 749


    They own a few of the cars but I believe most of them are on loan to them.
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  22. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
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  23. I add my dismay at this news to what others have said. I was just there last October and had a great visit. Especially liked the belly tank racer garage display.
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  24. Yutan Flash
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 690

    Yutan Flash
    from Gretna, NE

    We were supposed to tour this collection as part of Vintage Thunderbird Club International's International Convention in Portland in mid-August. With Portland area in a virtual lock-down thru July who knows what's yet to come?
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  25. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,987


    This is a shame.
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  26. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,161

    from Berry, AL

    Auto museums are becoming a thing of the past just like the cars in them. I was surprised last year when the Tupelo MS auto museum closed and auctioned off everything. People just don’t go visit them like they used too. I’m sure there are some still in good shape like the Peterson museum in CA, but the overhead is killing lots of them. Can you imagine the cost of a insurance policy for even a small museum, especially if it contains something rare? And the cost of real estate keeps going up, developers think they can make better use of a property than to house a bunch of old cars. I think smaller private collections are the future, where sadly only a few people will ever get to enjoy them.

    I’ve always heard that hard times build strength. There are a lot of businesses that will not make it through the hard times, but those that do will be stronger, and those that don’t make it will be replaced in many cases by others. In the early 1900’s, there were something like 300 different auto makers in the US, most didn’t make it, those that did combined with others to increase their strength in many cases. The strong find a way to survive, the weak give up and quit....
  27. NWRustyJunk
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
    Posts: 318


    This sucks! I never got a chance to check it out! The location was also used for the weekly "Cars and Coffee" event. So the are now without a location too. Sad dismal times we are living through.
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  28. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,641


    Someone once sang “The times are a changing” me being an old fart I pray for my kids and grandkids. I don’t like what’s going on in OUR traditional world but we seem to come out the other side stronger. Let’s look for a little more flattery/banger power and kick some ass!
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  29. That's too bad. This was a great museum. Sorry to see it go.
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  30. What I read too.........
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