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post #16 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-20-2018, 09:44 AM
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My sincere condolences, Wilkie. Be well and keep us posted.

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post #17 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-20-2018, 12:39 PM
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Sorry to hear about your losses but glad that you and your family are all safe.

Car wise must be a bit bitter sweet that one made it, one didn’t....

We feel for you down here in Oz, we know full well how devastating the fires can be.

Just about to enter ‘our’ fire season and they are predicting a nasty one.



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Wilkie, So sorry to see that. My wife and her cousin just left to go sift through the ashes at his place which appears to be close to yours. He was visiting his daughter in Germany so the good news for him was that his car was at LAX and he had a big suitcase full of clothes. The bad news, like yours, is that everything else is gone. He used to run California Car Cover in the valley and collected car memorabilia for years. I have seen the pictures and the only thing left of his place is 6 inches of gray and white ash.

There are several agencies offering help. Don't hesitate to take it if you need it. You can also PM me if there is anything you need help with, I'm in Ventura.

Again, so sorry to see that.
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Dirk and I so sorry for your lost of things, BUT very happy to hear that you and your family are safe and well. Nohing counts more ! I know that you loved your Monti so much...

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post #20 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-22-2018, 10:13 AM
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Hi there mate!
I am really sorry to see what you have lost in the fires. I know you are safe and well and your family too. Also a shame that you bought some things from me for your Montreal... Let me know if there is ever anything I can do to be of assistance. Take care! All the best!!!

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Glad you and your family are safe, sad to see the Montreal like that. ncng

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Here are a couple of pics.
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Glad you and your family are still standing. The underinsured point was well taken. My friends in Ventura said there isn’t anything left to burn near them when I called to check in. Sad. Had a few close calls in Altadena myself a few years back. Terrifying. Sorry for your loss.
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post #23 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all your kind words and thoughts. Initially, I was very saddened by the lost of the Monti because of all the time, effort, fun, money and travails I had put into it to fix it up and enjoy it, but then I realized, it is after all just part of all the other "stuff" that was lost in the fire, and in the end, all that really matters is the health and well being of you and your family. So I had a great Thanksgiving with my family, and will likewise enjoy the upcoming holidays, and hope you all will too! Wilkie
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post #24 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-26-2018, 06:01 PM
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I add my sincerest condolences for the loss of your Montreal. I am thankful you and your family are ok.



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post #25 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-27-2018, 11:55 AM
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So SAD! Sorry you went through this. Looks like you lost more than a car! Hope you are getting the necessary help?



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I wish to join others who have expressed sympathy. May you and you famliy be given strength and fortitude in surmounting the present challenges.

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There is are no words that can describe, the terrible ordeal you are going through, I wish you good will and strength.....

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post #28 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 07:42 AM
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As we say health and well being we can not buy. The goods you can get back. Happy that all family is safe and in good health.
Hope we had an "AWB - Alfisty Without Borders" project in order to bring back to life these historic cars using volunteer work.

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post #29 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-18-2018, 09:40 AM
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Wilkie, I live in Venice Beach and you are welcome to take mine anytime for as long as you want. Its gold, and I just had it serviced so its all ready to go for you to use.

Glad you and your family are fine.
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If you'd like to get away from all the devastation for a while, I've got a few spare rooms on the other side of our island. What is the situation now? Is any rebuilding going on now or will it likely be a while?

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