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    Fire totals Speedster, RS, RSR

    Nobody reporting fire at John Skoein's shop that destroyed 58 Speedster, 73 RS, and 73 RSR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    Nobody reporting fire at John Skoein's shop that destroyed 58 Speedster, 73 RS, and 73 RSR?
    PM Motorsports on the corner of 34th Street and Stockton Boulevard
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    I hope that John's cars were not destroyed...although from the video it looks like everything inside would have been lost. I first met John Skoein around 91 when I walked into his shop looking for advice on a 73 RS replica for sale in the area. He showed me his RS, Speedster, and then uncovered the Signal Orange 73 RSR that was the Road & Track test car. He fired it up so I could hear it...awesome! He also had quite a collection of period parts...aluminum ducktails, IROC tail, OEM RS sheet metal, Fuchs wheels, MFI systems, aluminum engine lids, lots of 70's race parts. But to lose that RSR would be a real tragedy...many considered it to be the most original one in the world.
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    Video of the fire on KCRA News. Cannot really see anything, but its a big big fire. The news didn't say anything about casualties?
    Mike

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    Mike:
    I looked at several broadcasts and there were no casualties...and one mentioned the high end Porsche cars inside. It began around 4:30 am and was out in about 2 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    . . . fire at John Skoein's shop that destroyed 58 Speedster, 73 RS, and 73 RSR . . . (Does not bring up anything with google) . . .
    Try this . . .
    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/...in-sacramento/

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    Now we know that there was no energies, the loss of the RSR would be considerable to the community.........

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    Hello Just left John's Shop
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    What a shame...

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