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    Trans Am Specialties in FL burned

    Apparently destroyed in a fire. Here is a news link and some info copied from a go fund me page....

    https://www.motorious.com/articles/n...am-shop-burns/


    Calling all of my Car enthusiastsí friends, I ask that we band together to assist Rick Deiters, owner of the iconic car shop, Trans Am Specialties of Florida who suffered a huge loss a week ago when his shop caught fire in the middle of the night. Rick Deiters of Trans Am Specialties of Florida being an iconic recognized name in the car industry. Many of us are friends of Rick and we all suffer alongside with him in this tragic accident. Rick and his family lost some iconic historical famous cars, irreplaceable restoration parts and memorabilia in the fire.

    Rick is a great guy that has devoted his life to his love of Trans Amís and he is well known and recognized all over the world for his passion and love of cars.

    Due to the fire, Rickís shop (building) has been condemned because the structure is unsafe, and he is unable to operate his business at this time. I, myself, being a car enthusiast am totally devastated to learn of the loss of the infamous Pontiac Trans Am which was personally owned by the late Burt Reynolds. As we all know, the Trans Am brand was impacted due to the late actorís love of his beloved car in Smokey and the Bandit. Other cars in the devastating fire were sadly destroyed as well and others suffered severe damage from heat, smoke, and debris. The building that caught fire had at the time 40 cars of which 4 were a total loss including the Burtís Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am which the actor personally owned himself.
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    Yeah. Saw this a couple of weeks ago. Some really rare and special cars burned. Fucking hate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead SS View Post
    Yeah. Saw this a couple of weeks ago. Some really rare and special cars burned. Fucking hate it!
    I haven’t found a list of what was lost. Let’s hope there weren’t any ‘69-‘70 RAIV cars or ‘69-‘74 TA’s lost. Losing a ‘77 SE TA doesn’t bother me much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkmatter View Post
    I haven’t found a list of what was lost. Let’s hope there weren’t any ‘69-‘70 RAIV cars or ‘69-‘74 TA’s lost. Losing a ‘77 SE TA doesn’t bother me much
    2 cars destroyed from what I heard. The very first 77 SE Trans Am built and Burt Reynolds personal SE Trans Am. Significant cars whether you're bothered by the loss or not.

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    There's only so much fire... a bird can take.








    BTW, what started the fire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DANSBIRD View Post
    BTW, what started the fire?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DANSBIRD View Post
    There's only so much fire... a bird can take.








    BTW, what started the fire?
    All I know is that

    We didn't start the fire.

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    Thought I read something about HVAC equipment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANSBIRD View Post
    There's only so much fire... a bird can take.








    BTW, what started the fire?
    Something hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANSBIRD View Post
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    BTW, what started the fire?
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