Irish Subaru Drivers Club Forum - Powered by vBulletin

#

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Garage Fire

  1. #1
    Full ISDC Club Member toyscrota's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Tipperary
    Posts
    1,194
    Thanks
    260
    Thanked 563 Times in 272 Posts
    Rides
    1
    Rep Power
    14

    Garage Fire

    This poor man after losing a genuine 555 (P134 XBW) and a S3 WRC (P10 WRC) in a fire the weekend.
    He had them up for sale as a retirement fund. Just chatted him briefly at a McRae event in Knockhill couple of years ago, bought them at the right time he said!!
    You would wonder even if they were insured would they have paid out their true value.
    The WRC being a winning McRae car was worth some money all be it not a round of WRC at the time.
    The 555 was Niall Maguire's first Impreza so have fond memories of that back in 1999.
    Also lost an Evo 9 and another car i believe, reckons it was an arson attack.

    https://www.motorsportauctions.com/c...-Ex-McRae.html

    https://www.motorsportauctions.com/c...a-Group-A.html
    Attached Images Attached Images
    MY96 Subaru Impreza WRX Type RA STi Version II
    MY13 Subaru Forester 2.0D X

  2. #2
    Octane Boostaholics JAMIE-TYPERV6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North Wicklow
    Posts
    9,256
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 309 Times in 149 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    24
    So sick to see... a piece of motoring history gone up in flame due to what appears to be business rivalry.

  3. #3
    Octane Boostaholics JAMIE-TYPERV6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North Wicklow
    Posts
    9,256
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 309 Times in 149 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    24
    He had choose not to sell P10 WRC too

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to JAMIE-TYPERV6 For This Useful Post:

    toyscrota (06-11-2018)

  5. #4
    Member Number 2766
    ISDC Club Treasurer
    scoobysub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    kilkenny
    Posts
    12,010
    Thanks
    2,755
    Thanked 2,589 Times in 1,636 Posts
    Rides
    1
    Rep Power
    10
    Very sad to see hope the culprits are found .
    colin, richard, bertie, frank, gone but not forgotten.

    Peter marks account Reopened in Style!!!

  6. #5
    Member Number 935
    Full ISDC Members 2015
    tommy 555's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    wicklow
    Posts
    12,326
    Thanks
    555
    Thanked 1,864 Times in 1,061 Posts
    Rides
    1
    Rep Power
    42
    Sickening
    Built By Ali ,,,,,, Mapped By Bob,,,,,, Driven by Tommy ,,,, 2006 STi

  7. #6
    Full ISDC Club Member gttjohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    dublin
    Posts
    618
    Thanks
    199
    Thanked 322 Times in 172 Posts
    Rides
    2
    Rep Power
    11
    aww thats rotten ide never get over that particular loss,, i had two bikes stolen on me in cabra no insurance on them just bought them i still remember the feeling its just sickening,
    feckin ****heads .
    8 mins 20 seconds or 186,000 miles a second

  8. #7
    Full ISDC Club Member toyscrota's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Tipperary
    Posts
    1,194
    Thanks
    260
    Thanked 563 Times in 272 Posts
    Rides
    1
    Rep Power
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by JAMIE-TYPERV6 View Post
    So sick to see... a piece of motoring history gone up in flame due to what appears to be business rivalry.
    Business rival??? God almighty does he not do recovery or something?
    MY96 Subaru Impreza WRX Type RA STi Version II
    MY13 Subaru Forester 2.0D X

  9. #8
    Full ISDC Club Member dontommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Clonmel
    Posts
    8,246
    Thanks
    6,316
    Thanked 3,795 Times in 2,650 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    56
    very sad to see. even if they catch them and whaever punishment they get it will not bring back the piece of hystory that was lost in the fire

  10. #9
    Octane Boostaholics JAMIE-TYPERV6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North Wicklow
    Posts
    9,256
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 309 Times in 149 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by toyscrota View Post
    Business rival??? God almighty does he not do recovery or something?
    yeah, he believes it was a competitor who started the fire. There's all sorts of allegations being made on FB.

    Recovery business and waste management is a tough game to be in.... I've heard lots of stories about small recovery companies being muscled out of the market by larger firms , using heavy handed and quite often illegal tactics.

    It's very fortunate one of his employees returned to the yard late that night with a truck, as he was able to warn the owners wife to get out in time and move some of their work trucks before they went up in flames

  11. #10
    Octane Boostaholics JAMIE-TYPERV6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North Wicklow
    Posts
    9,256
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 309 Times in 149 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    24
    Martyn Spurrell (ex Autosportif owner) has offered his services to do a full pre-fire insurance appraisal, based on his extensive knowledge of both cars, so hopefully the insurance company will pay out to their true value. Little consolation I know... but better than them being undervalued.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to JAMIE-TYPERV6 For This Useful Post:

    toyscrota (06-11-2018)

  13. #11
    Full ISDC Club Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    458
    Thanks
    153
    Thanked 248 Times in 123 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by JAMIE-TYPERV6 View Post
    Martyn Spurrell (ex Autosportif owner) has offered his services to do a full pre-fire insurance appraisal, based on his extensive knowledge of both cars, so hopefully the insurance company will pay out to their true value. Little consolation I know... but better than them being undervalued.
    Horrible to see but he says they weren't insured :(

  14. #12
    Full ISDC Club Member toyscrota's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Tipperary
    Posts
    1,194
    Thanks
    260
    Thanked 563 Times in 272 Posts
    Rides
    1
    Rep Power
    14
    P10 WRC being restored from looking at his facebook page.
    MY96 Subaru Impreza WRX Type RA STi Version II
    MY13 Subaru Forester 2.0D X

  15. #13
    Octane Boostaholics JAMIE-TYPERV6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North Wicklow
    Posts
    9,256
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 309 Times in 149 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by toyscrota View Post
    P10 WRC being restored from looking at his facebook page.
    Yeah... but as nothing more than a garage queen from here on in... from what I've heard. As said by a few in the know... the shell would be compromised from the heat of the fire and the metal weakened. He knows this but is still gonna restore it. Can't imagine it'll be sell-able after that or usable for competition purposes.

  16. #14
    Full ISDC Club Member toyscrota's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Tipperary
    Posts
    1,194
    Thanks
    260
    Thanked 563 Times in 272 Posts
    Rides
    1
    Rep Power
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by JAMIE-TYPERV6 View Post
    Yeah... but as nothing more than a garage queen from here on in... from what I've heard. As said by a few in the know... the shell would be compromised from the heat of the fire and the metal weakened. He knows this but is still gonna restore it. Can't imagine it'll be sell-able after that or usable for competition purposes.
    I suppose a lot of the usable ones are becoming like that too, garage queens.
    Be an expensive item for the mantle piece if that is the case, still nice to see him do it.
    MY96 Subaru Impreza WRX Type RA STi Version II
    MY13 Subaru Forester 2.0D X

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •