California Fires

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Jim Beam
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California Fires

#1 Post by Jim Beam » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:41 pm

I certainly hope that the California fires have not destroyed any of our beloved 356s. I suspect otherwise. Fingers crossed.

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Re: California Fires

#2 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:45 pm

I remember the last one came close to Victor Miles house.
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Re: California Fires

#3 Post by John Ward » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:53 am

I`ve had 2 come close.
At the bottom of our mountain, closing the main hi-way that comes up our mountain.
I`ve been evacuated 3 times in the past, hope it doesnt come to that this year.
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Re: California Fires

#4 Post by Jay Wiener » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:30 pm

Came really close last year and had to sacrifice my mothers S63 conv launch edition car. It didn’t burn but the smoke damage is awful and the car really can’t be used. I’ve been suing mercury insurance for a year.... and counting! Go figure

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Re: California Fires

#5 Post by Alex Mestas » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:16 pm

Living in a rural area fires are always a potential threat and unfortunately occur to often. In 2017 we were evacuated and had to evacuate our 3 horses, 2 tortoises and had to make a hard decision of leaving my 3 Porsche’s behind. The fire was contained within 10 acres from our property. Clearly escaped a catastrophe. What I did discover is how few people know how to drive a stick shift. We loaded up the trailer and the old pick up and trailer is all that we took.
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Re: California Fires

#6 Post by Dennis Vogel » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:12 pm

We were very lucky that we were not forced to evacuate. We were right on the border in Santa Rosa. We packed our cars just in case. I learned that I could fit our 356 engine case in the back seat of the 911 along with a few other hard to replace items in the event we needed to make a quick exit.

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