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Corvette Sinkhole Drone Footage

Feb 12 2014 Published by under Hoopties

The National Corvette Museum sent a drone into the hole containing eight rare Corvettes. A few look salvageable, but others are buried under earth, concrete and other Corvettes.

 

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Corvette Museum Sinkhole Security Camera Footage

Feb 12 2014 Published by under Hoopties

The gruesome footage of the earth swallowing priceless Corvettes:

 

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Corvette Museum Catastrophe

Feb 12 2014 Published by under Hoopties

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From the National Corvette Museum:

We received a call at 5:44am from our security company alerting us of our motion detectors going off in our Skydome area of the Museum. Upon arrival it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the Museum. No one was in or around the Museum at the time. The Bowling Green Fire Department arrived on the scene and secured the area. The Fire Department has estimated the size of the hole is 40 feet across and 25-30 feet deep.

It is with heavy hearts that we report that eight Corvettes were affected by this incident.

Those cars include:

  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
  • 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors

The other six vehicles were owned by the National Corvette Museum including:

  • 1962 Black Corvette
  • 1984 PPG Pace Car
  • 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
  • 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
  • 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
  • 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette

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Long Lost “Grease” Car for Sale

Jan 30 2014 Published by under Hoopties

Why this car is automatic
It’s systematic
It’s hydromatic
Why it’s greased lightning.

Actually, it is the Hell’s Chariot. For sale now.

Indio, California

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Senna NSX For Sale

Dec 20 2013 Published by under Hoopties

While most of us will never drive in Formula 1, it is possible to get behind the wheel of Ayrton Senna’s car. His personal Acura NSX is available at auction.

Get it before it winds up in Imperial Palace’s collection of Star Cars.

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The Kevorkian Death Van Returns

Oct 19 2012 Published by under Hoopties

The Kevorkian van was a familiar sight in Metro Detroit for a while. The old VW would be parked behind a some offices in Royal Oak or left at a hospital or coroner with the deceased in the back.

At one point the county seized it, and an owner tried to sell it on eBay, but they canceled the auction as a violation of policy. Later it was scheduled to fall under the gavel in Indiana at Kruse auctions, but was a no show.

Now it has popped up on Craigslist with a listing under “collectibles”

(no price listed) – Shelby Township, MI

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The Fordpala

Aug 22 2011 Published by under Hoopties

Custom cars are a funny thing.  Sometimes they rise to art, sometimes they have a limited appeal (perhaps limited only to the owner), and sometimes they are a hallucinatory fever dream.

This is a 1949 Ford pick-up resting on a 1982 Chevy pickup frame with a 454 engine.

The seller completely tries to slip the fact that the damn thing has a 1963 Impala grille/bumper right by us.

 

Waterford, MI

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Know When To Fold Em

Aug 18 2011 Published by under Airbrush, Hoopties

Your Kenny Rogers themed dream machine is here.

Gettysburg, PA

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The Most Horrible Custom Car Ever?

Aug 08 2011 Published by under Hoopties

And of course it is titled as a Camaro.

Simi Valley, CA

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Approxcinante

Aug 08 2011 Published by under Hoopties

When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured that greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked. Four hoarse blasts of a ship’s whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping. The sound of a jet, an engine warming up, even the clopping of shod hooves on pavement brings on the ancient shudder, the dry mouth and vacant eye, the hot palms and the churn of stomach high up under the rib cage. In other words, I don’t improve; in further words, once a bum always a bum. I fear the disease is incurable.

- John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley

Here is an old camping rig that brings to mind Rocinante, the camper Steinbeck used to travel the USA with his dog Charley.  Supply a french standard poodle and you’re all set.

 

Los Angeles, CA

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