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Old 08-28-2017, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default How many classic cars got trapped because of Hurricane Harvey?

My wife and I were discussing the floods in southern Texas and the hardships of having to evacuate your home. Our thoughts and prayers for the evacuees, rescuers and their ordeal. If you can donate to the Red Cross, I'm sure they will need the funds to help the victims. My wife said,
"What did they do with their antique and classic cars and projects? Good
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:16 AM   #2
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Simple answer, many will probably be destroyed. Those involved were and probably still are more concerned with saving themselves rather than worry about "their antique and classic cars and projects"
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:14 AM   #3
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There were some pretty wealthy neighborhoods that got flooded same as po-folks. Their is more than a good chance that many are affected sad to say.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:37 AM   #4
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Be aware the used car market will be 'flooded' (no pun intended) with water damaged cars just like after Super Storm Sandy and Katrina.

Check 'em out carefully buyer beware. They will start showing up all across the country.
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:13 AM   #5
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Default Re: How many classic cars got trapped because of Hurricane Harvey?

On a lighter note, I remember an article in a model A publication about a couple of guys that hoisted an A out of a lake where it had rested for 30 plus years. It had fallen through the ice while it's owners were ice fishing. The article says they had it running and driving by the end of the weekend.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:15 AM   #6
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Many of us watch ' Fast and Loud ' on TV. ' The Gas Monkey ' garage is located in Texas. I wonder if they got hit !
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:17 PM   #7
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Not living down here on the Texas coast, it would be hard to understand what's happening. I find it hard to believe the flooding around Houston, we live south-east on Galveston bay and so far haven't had water in our house yet. I am not complaining, but I can't believe it. If we can hold out until tomorrow we will have survived the heart aches that so many others are going through, we have had 27+ in of rain so far. All roads are flooded and we could not leave by road if we wanted too my daughter and son-in-law had to evacuate Dickinson yesterday, they are safe now. Thanks again for the prayer's. Al
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:11 PM   #8
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Many of us watch ' Fast and Loud ' on TV. ' The Gas Monkey ' garage is located in Texas. I wonder if they got hit !

The Fast and Loud Gas Monkey Garage is in Dallas, TX. Pretty far north of the flood area and towards the east side of the state.

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Gas Monkey "richard" in what I have seen of his show, will probably "screw" quite a few people out of their classic cars damaged by the hurricane.. Aaron seems like a decent fellow, I heard he left the show.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:24 PM   #10
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Full-O-Gas Monkey Garage was up in Dallas.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:43 PM   #11
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I'm sure that it's too early to know. I looked thru the Rosters of the clubs that I belong to NSRA, MAFC, AACA, V-8 Ford Club and National Woodie Club and unfortunately there are many listed. Hopefully they aren't in the flooded areas. We need to do all that we can for those affected.
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If it's just plain water, many can be brought back. if it's salt water, chances are they are lost if not cleaned quickly.
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:28 PM   #13
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I'm sure that it's too early to know. I looked thru the Rosters of the clubs that I belong to NSRA, MAFC, AACA, V-8 Ford Club and National Woodie Club and unfortunately there are many listed. Hopefully they aren't in the flooded areas. We need to do all that we can for those affected.
I never even gave the classic/antique cars a thought until I read this post, but I was thinking a lot about the people who live in that area of Texas. My wife and I were discussing the best way or best organization that we could make a contribution to where the money would actually get to the victims who need help. Any suggestions on who the best organization would be to make a contribution to? Red Cross maybe?
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:39 PM   #14
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You might check out UMCOR (United Methodist Commission On Relief). Their overhead is covered by other funds. 100% of what is donated goes directly to the victims.
They are probably on the scene by now.
Thanks for donating for those people in such need.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:48 PM   #15
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Off of old cars: Check out your charities carefully. Many, including one mentioned, have a high percentage of their donations go to high salaried CEO's, big advertising budgets, or money donated for a cause may be diverted to other areas. That happened here last year after the fires that ravaged Gatlinburg. Sites are available on the net that rate charities by percentage of donations that actually end up going to the cause.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:29 PM   #16
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Off of old cars: Check out your charities carefully. Many, including one mentioned, have a high percentage of their donations go to high salaried CEO's, big advertising budgets, or money donated for a cause may be diverted to other areas. That happened here last year after the fires that ravaged Gatlinburg. Sites are available on the net that rate charities by percentage of donations that actually end up going to the cause.
I've found "charitynavigator.org" to be useful for making charitable donations. They have published a list of charities which are involved in this effort.
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:08 AM   #17
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I would give to ADRA. 100% goes for relief. Just Google to find it.
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................ Check out your charities carefully. Many, including one mentioned, have a high percentage of their donations go to high salaried CEO's, big advertising budgets, or money donated for a cause may be diverted to other areas. That happened here last year after the fires that ravaged Gatlinburg....................
Talk to any veteran that was in Vietnam, or even Korea, about "the one mentioned" I wouldn't give those yeah-hoos the time of day. They'll give you an ear full and set you straight.

Salvation Army is a wonderful group. They are not for-profit like 'the one mentioned' is.
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X2 on the Salvation Army. Not high on the Red Cross from my time in the military and having gone thru a F4 tornado. Also Salvation Army was great to work with when I was in the fire service.
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Gas Monkey "richard" in what I have seen of his show, will probably "screw" quite a few people out of their classic cars damaged by the hurricane.. Aaron seems like a decent fellow, I heard he left the show.


If people get screwed on the sale price of a car when dealing with Richard Rawlings, it's their own fault. Never saw him hold a gun to someone's head and demand the money.

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