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Old 01-23-2010, 05:29 PM
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you may have heard about the storm that passed through southern california & then hit Las Vegas, where the Barrett Jackson auto auction is taking place.

what you may or may not have heard, there is also another collector car auction happening there also

Russo & Steele collector car auction was hit hard by the high winds, huge tents blew over, tent poles struck several vehicles & at least one person

here are some pix of the damage
http://www.azcentral.com/commphotos/azcentral/13464/1/6

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That is sad to see. I was watching Barrett the night the weather was bad and they were telling people to stay inside. We are getting that storm right now but it is just rain here with a few gusts of wind here and there.
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man that really sucks!
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nnnnoooooooooo oh man i hope they had insurance
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Man, that sucks!!!
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$1.5 million in estimated damage....ouch! I hope those cars were insured or would those damages be considered "acts of god" and not covered?
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That wasn't Barrett Jackson , was it ? BJ is taking place in Scottsdale Arizona .
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Yikes, that was bad, perhaps big warehouse for the auction next time?

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Tom, this auction was going on at the time as the BJ auction

Russo & Steele's Scottsdale tents collapse during auction
January 21, 10:57 PM - Classic Autos Examiner, Jim Cherry

Severe weather punishing the American West struck Scottsdale, Arizona with full fury this afternoon during Russo & Steele's auction of ultra rare, blue chip classic cars.
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Now that is a crying shame, there are some absolutely classic vehicles there.
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