Russo classic car auction destruction from high winds

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  1. ace3

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    Attached herewith are 250 plus photos of the damage and what happened in Scottsdale this past Thursday evening during the horrific storm that hit around 6:15 pm at the Russo /Steel Car Auction which was hit the hardest in North Scottsdale as both tents where the sold and unsold cars were parked experienced 65 MPH +- winds, ( not km/hr ) winds
    which got under these two football field size tents and lifted them hurtling them onto the adjacent 101 east bound adjacent freeway closing the road for hours and shutting down the Auction immediately.

    The Barrett Jackson Auction took pre-cautionary action several hours earlier that day at their close by location that afternoon because the local weather stations were predicting 2-3 days in advance of this looming storm and they subsequently parked 18 wheelers all around the perimeter of the open tents attempting to close in the ends and sides of their outside tents where the cars were stored blocking the impact of some of the predicted wind damage.

    Legal representation extending from Haggerty Insurance , Russo Steel and private insurance companies for car sellers and car buyers will have a hay day with these damaged car claims as the Attorneys will allege that Russo /Steel may have been negligent in that they should have taken the same pre-cautionary measures as did Barrett/Jackson because Russo /Steel like everyone else who had access to a television weather report knew of the coming storm days in advance and yet did nothing extra to secure the tents similar to what Barrett Jackson did to avoid possible damage from the coming storm.

    Legal issues may also arise as to who is responsible for the damage because of when the title to these vehicles actually changes hand as the title to these cars has to be given to the Auction Company at the time the sellers bring in the car to sell and the title is signed off at that time in blank by the seller while eventually waiting for the Auction Company to then sign over the car to the new buyer after the car is sold as the Auction Company does not take the title in their name however they hold an owner/seller title signed transfer in blank for the new buyer.

    Everyone was evacuated from the Russo Steel Auction when the storm hit fending for themselves and the Auction was closed until today Sunday Jan 24 attempting to sell damaged and undamaged cars probably subject to fixing the cars , however the law suits are probably being stacked up right now and the ambulance chasing Attorneys are switching to representing car buyers and car sellers at these Auctions who suffered car damage.

    Enjoy the photos and as reports emerge, so to speak, on the legal issues I will forward this info to you for the Membership to enjoy.( hoping that none of our Members have suffered this type of damage ).

    Ken Boswell, Member , Scottsdale, Az.

    Check out these pictures of the excessive damage caused by the high winds in Scottsdale that took out 2 of Russo Steel's auto auction tents!! Pretty dramatic..


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  2. Ham Biscuit

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    bad day for those insurance agents
     
  3. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    it'll be interesting to see how the legal problems are solved
     
  4. Moloko

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    The fact that a 350Z was damaged means there still is a God.

    I also cringed at the Blastolene truck suffering damage. Try doing body work on a bare-metal aluminum body.
     
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    This makes me sad.
     
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    gotta love how the cars were all parked on a gravel lot with pretty nice sized rocks scattered everywhere for the wind to whip up into the glass and body panels
     
  7. Toadster

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  9. Danoldo

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    I was 5 minutes away at the barrett jackson auction when this happened.

    Craziest storm I've ever seen here.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. Hate to see such cars lose what makes them special.
     
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    That superbird got proper fucked...
     
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    hemi cuda convertible destroyed
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    Same here. I was there with a couple of buddies.
     
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    Shoulda posted in AZ crew nga....I would have bought you a couple drinks after we used the free drinks on the bidder paddle
     
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    those idiots don't know what the weather channel is?
     
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    nature > cars
     
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    kinda sad yet hilariously awful at the same time.
     
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    basically the russo auction seems to have been run by yokels
     
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    I didn't know they made fenders out of fiberglass back in the 60s..
     
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