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Back to business after fire at Country Classic Cars

STAUNTON, Ill. _ Russ Noel is an eternal optimist and uber-friendly, salt-of-the-earth kind of guy by nature. But nobody could have blamed him if he had been in a gloomy mood lately after a fire wiped out his main building and a 148 cars at his huge collector car dealership in...

Fire ravages Country Classics collector car dealership

STAUNTON, Ill. – An overnight fire Tuesday wiped out the main building and more than 100 collector cars and trucks at one of the country’s most well-known collector car dealerships. Country Classic Cars in southern Illinois lost between 100 and 150 vehicles, according to early reports, as major blaze scorched the building...

Race engine shop destroyed by fire

Tarkington, TX – According to the Eastex Advocate, Tarkington Race Engine sustained major fire damage to its facility. Around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 25th fire broke out and destroyed the business. Taylor Lastor [owner] stated that he was working on an engine when it “blew up,” and fire quickly engulfed...