1964 CADILLAC HEARSE
How have you guys been since the fire? I dearly hope you have managed to keep some enthusiasm for cars after the event. Best wishes Peter

Hello Peter,

We have been managing, thank you. :) We haven’t lost my enthusiasm, but took a step back to take a breather and work on how to go about the future plans. We’re still going back and forth with our insurance company. I know for sure we won’t be starting up any major projects again until the new garage is built, we’re hoping that will be soon! :)

Sorry about your cars, man. I hate seeing cool rides like that hitting the crusher.
Anonymous

Thank you. She won’t be sent to the crusher. While her front end is pretty wrecked, the rest is pretty salvageable. I’m sketching up some ideas. She may end up a purist’s nightmare, but she will be hitting the road again, someday. :)

May 31, 2013. Put a video together of the fire that destroyed my garage and the aftermath of it.

May 31, 2013. Slideshow of the fire that destroyed my garage and the aftermath of it.

June 1, 2013.  Persephone’s body the day after the fire. 

June 1, 2013. Persephone’s rear end and interior the day after the fire. The tarp over her back end was apparently flame retardant so that part is noticeably less damaged. I can’t believe that pretty interior is just gone.

June 1, 2013. Some Panoramic shots of the remains of the garage fire. Lots of car stuff lost.

Photos: ‎Friday, ‎May ‎31, ‎2013, ‏‎7:29:25 PM to 7:46:12 PM.

Absolutely devastated. I ALMOST dragged her out of the garage a couple days ago so I am so upset with myself for trying to hide her for the upcoming hail storms.
We lost all but two vehicles and a truck we were borrowing. Hearse, Fleetline, parts cars, a few 1950’s engines, tranny, a lot of parts, storage, motorcycle, scooter ..all of our tools.
The tornados missed us but the related storms knocked a power line down on our garage. We were hiding in a friend’s basement and when the tornado passed we headed home to grab something and I saw the orange glow in the backyard and arrived just in time to see my babies burn.

Absolutely devastated. I ALMOST dragged her out of the garage a couple days ago so I am so upset with myself for trying to hide her for the upcoming hail storms.

We lost all but two vehicles and a truck we were borrowing. Hearse, Fleetline, parts cars, a few 1950’s engines, tranny, a lot of parts, storage, motorcycle, scooter ..all of our tools.

The tornados missed us but the related storms knocked a power line down on our garage. We were hiding in a friend’s basement and when the tornado passed we headed home to grab something and I saw the orange glow in the backyard and arrived just in time to see my babies burn.