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Thread: Fire totals Speedster, RS, RSR

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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?
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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?

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    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 . . .


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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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