Car dealership sues HBO over fire that destroyed building, vintage cars


The owners of an Ellenville, New York, car dealership destroyed by fire are suing an HBO production company for $8 million after the building, its contents and a number of vintage vehicles were destroyed by fire during the filing of the series “I Know This Much to be True.”

The fire was apparently caused by an overheated camera battery that burst into flames after hours.

Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.





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