Entertainment Long forgotten 1989 VH1 Corvette collection rediscovered

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Found a little over a year ago. Pretty cool collection. Shame they were neglected though.


    http://restomods.com/forgotten-corvette-collection-rediscovered-256/?allinone=yes

    Neglected and forgotten, an amazing one of a kind Corvette collection has been sitting lost in various locked storage garages for over 25 years just gathering dust. Where did this collection come from? How could anyone just lock those cars away?

    In 1989 music network VH1 organized the largest prize giveaway ever done at that time. They organized a massive giveaway of Chevrolet Corvettes, one from every year from 1953-1989. 36 Corvettes spanning 3 decades. Thousands entered but only one person was declared the winner and his name was Dennis Amodeo . In grandiose fashion, VH1 handed Amodeo a bag of keys for the cars presented to him by the singer from The Beach Boys and VH1 used Amodeo’s image on every commercial possible to maximize their clever promotion and turned him into their poster child for their network.

    At first glance it seems like a big waste of funds but their platform for people to enter was toll calls at $2 per entry. The savvy network not only made back their investment money, they also made a profit on the promotion and did that in just a few weeks.

    The grouping of the classic cars was estimated to be worth over $600,000 at the time, a huge amount for any car collection. While excited to win, Amodeo soon fielded a phone call from an interested person who wanted to buy the whole collection to use in an art project.

    Amodeo parted ways with his stash of corvettes and sold them to famous New York photographer named Peter Max. The sale was for an estimated $250,000 in cash, $250,000 more in Peter Max’s art and future potential profits. Max stored his newly acquired booty into various storage garages over the next 25 years, always promising to do some kind of art show or display the cars. But words are just talk and not all promises are kept, and soon these gems were slowly forgotten about by the mainstream and decades of dust and disrepair fell onto the iconic American vehicles.




    Recently new pictures of the ghostly collection were revealed for the first time in years.....


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    The Vettes are seeing the sunshine for the first time in decades...

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  2. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    You should shove those cars up your ass
     
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    Sloppyjoe VIP Extreme Gold

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    just fucking sad.
     
  5. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Once again, not funny or clever. Also, what you practice with your mother is not our business and has no place on this thread or board. :dontknow:
     
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    Sloppyjoe VIP Extreme Gold

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    ahhhh what?
     
  7. regult

    regult 4 Goals...

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    Wow, I do remember this. Kind of. Nice find.
     
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  9. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    He edited his post quickly.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    True. Not sure why he would take that collection and just let it rot. Should've sold them off or at least most. :dontknow:
     
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    ahhh ok.
     
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    Perhaps to hide it from the IRS? He could've tried to write those cars off as a work expense. I'm basing my guess strictly off of Wikipedia's IRS info on him, though.
     
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    He was never good w/ money anyway.
     
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    This ain't hot rod magazine, pal.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Peter Max's art was pretty popular in the late sixties and early seventies. He was the guy who did the Yellow Submarine art.
     
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    That garage was better at storing dirt than storing cars.
     
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    He doesn't know shit, and he can go fuck himself. :ucoffee:
     
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    I want to kick Peter Max's ass. Is that wrong of me?
     
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