A string of tornadoes tracked across the states of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota on Friday. The twister that ripped through Moville, Iowa early Friday evening was reported to be at least a mile wide. This picture from a storm chaser named Jeff Piotrowski shows an early C1 Corvette that was picked up and thrown a quarter mile away from its home.
It’s been almost like a death in the family for the car collectors whose prized possessions were damaged by Superstorm Sandy in October.
Never mind the dollars-and-cents value of these cars. It’s the sentimental value of these collector cars that is immeasurable for their owners.
Kevin J. Mackay, owner of Corvette Repair Inc. in Valley Stream, N.Y., on Long Island, says he’s already seen grown men come into his shop in tears. “They didn’t expect a storm surge to wipe out their work, their investment, their prized family heirloom,” he says.
As the track for Hurricane Leslie (now a Tropical Storm) takes it over Canada’s Newfoundland today and into the North Atlantic, we are getting updates on twitter from some of the damage that has occurred. Unfortunately, one C4 Corvette owner’s car was smashed after a large shed had taken flight and landed on his red sports car.