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Hermit
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Don't know whether to be mad or sad
      #658267 - 05/18/16 05:30 PM

Seems like there were other options available rather than crush these bikes. Bill Bratton is a jerk.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/crushin...BBtaHly#image=1


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Wade
Saddle Sore


Reged: 05/09/07
Posts: 5058
Loc: North Ga . USA
Re: Don't know whether to be mad or sad [Re: Hermit]
      #658273 - 05/18/16 07:03 PM

Two cents a pound. I would have given them a dollar a pound. Idjits.

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BillyIndiana
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 09/29/15
Posts: 753
Loc: Lafayette, Indiana USA
Re: Don't know whether to be mad or sad [Re: Wade]
      #658274 - 05/18/16 07:09 PM

Speechless

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PES
Bar Shake


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 6670
Loc: Tulsa,OK, USA
Re: Don't know whether to be mad or sad [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #658282 - 05/19/16 05:41 PM

Seems kind of stupid. The city could have made money by auctioning them off instead of spending money to destroy them. I'm sure the unlicensed drivers learned their lesson.

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ladisney
Monkey Butt


Reged: 01/12/05
Posts: 7590
Loc: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Re: Don't know whether to be mad or sad [Re: Hermit]
      #658291 - 05/20/16 07:09 AM

I wonder if they crush cars for those offences as well? My guess is NO!

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We know that old boy didn't actually steal any horses, but he's obviously guilty of trying to avoid being hanged for it.


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arstaren
Worn Saddle


Reged: 07/23/07
Posts: 6047
Loc: Southeast ,Iowa, USA
Re: Don't know whether to be mad or sad [Re: ladisney]
      #658302 - 05/21/16 04:56 AM

Reminds me of what I witnessed years ago when I was restoring a 64 Chevelle. I was in a junkyard looking for missing pieces of chrome for my car. The yard manager told me to wait in the office until his guy that knew the yard could help me find what I wanted. So I was standing outside, just killing time, and here came a flatbed semi truck with a pile of crushed cars on it, going to the melter. The cars were obviously 1920s and 30s autos. I was flabergasted! Any one of these cars would be worth more to a collector than the whole bunch crushed. As I stood there for about 15 minutes or so, at least 4 more trucks left the yard. I asked the yard manager what was going on, and he said, "yeah, we're getting rid of all those old cars out back". I couldn't believe the shortsightness of the thinking. This was 1977 or so, the height of the street rod restoration craze. The money and material that was wasted! What a waste.

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The_Dog33
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/01/07
Posts: 22612
Loc: NE PA USA
Re: Don't know whether to be mad or sad [Re: arstaren]
      #658312 - 05/21/16 10:39 AM

I watched a complete 57 chevy get crushed, the car was shot but the trim was worth a fortune.

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Ryk
Check Pants


Reged: 05/19/10
Posts: 5720
Loc: Pac. NW
Re: Don't know whether to be mad or sad [Re: The_Dog33]
      #658313 - 05/21/16 10:54 AM

The crazy high prices for scrap from 2005 to 2010, paid for by the Chinese, spelled the doom for millions of classic cars in the Western United States.A 64 Pontiac would fetch $650 at the height of the prices paid, same car today, $100 if you're lucky. That's $650 at the gyppo scrap buyer s yard, not the big premiums buyers at the ocean port, shipping points

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