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Old 10-08-2007, 01:01 AM #1
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Trademygun.com Tradgedy

As you all know trademygun.com was at the homecoming event in SC for the CFOA. On our way home, while on the highway, in the state of Virginia, our Cadillac Escalade catches on fire alongside the road!

It all happened suddenly, as we were driving down the highway. We feel our car jerk and rapidly the smell of smoke appears. We pull alongside the road and see smoke coming from the area of the engine. We all get out and realize that the car is going to start fire. We quickly grab our bags and anything valuable in sight and throw it out onto the grass. We then realize that we weren't far enough away from the potential blast zone. We grab up our bags and proceed up the hillside. Soon enough we see flames ingolfing the frontside of the car.

By this time I have pulled out my camera I use for my photography and started snapping photographs. People see whats happening and start pulling over asking if we need help. A young man, Tyler(age 20) runs up the hillside and helps up carry our bags further back. By this time, Heavy D has called 911 and tells them our story and whats going on. We then realize that we have nitrogen air tanks in our trailor and proceed to call back 911 and tell them they had better hurry.

Soon enough police vehicles are visible in the distance and we hear the sound of sirens going off. Traffic by this time is backed up for as far as the eye can see. By the end of everything, traffic was backed up for about 3-4 miles.

The firefighters start working their way up with the water hose from the back trying to keep the car from blowing up. We soon find that they ran out of water. So we wait till a new water supply arrives and they continue where they left off. But once again they run out of water. So while waiting for their next supply of water, they cut the hitch off our trailor and proceed to try and push it up the hill getting it as far away as they can from the fire. Soon after, the next supply of water arrives and they finally put out the fire.

After all is said and done, our vehicle is completely destroyed. We have no idea what we had forgot in our hurry to get everything out. I captured many pictures from where I was allowed to get close enough.

We are now stuck in Virginia with no form of transportation and about 8 hours from our home.


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What the car used to look like


As it sets on fire










Firefighter


Other pics are located on page 3
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:07 AM #2
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holy hell.... glad you guys are all okay though

hopefully you got everything out
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:12 AM #3
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not even close to getting everything out
we're all ok
just scratched up
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:13 AM #4
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:16 AM #5
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:18 AM #6
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like umm wytheville or something
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:51 AM #7
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Dang, guys. Glad everyone's OK, but that sucks about losing your vehicle. Hopefully you had some good insurance and at least no one was seriously hurt and you didn't lose your trailer and your livelihoods.

Good luck getting everything worked out.

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Old 10-08-2007, 07:29 AM #8
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Dang that really sucks. =/

And it's an Escalade =(

Good thing you guys are okay though. So the gun trailor survived?
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:46 AM #9
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so sorry to hear of your troubles, my thoughts are with you guys. i drive a dually and small camper to all tournaments and the entire time i am on the road i am as "nervous as a whore in church" i had some extreme overheating issues going to kingsport, especially over fancy gap mountain and it kept me nervous as all get out.
at least there was no loss of life and that is the main thing, material things are replaceable...
best of luck on what is to come to you guys..
this too shall pass........
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:48 AM #10
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Sorry to hear about this. I'm glad yall are ok though. Yall will be in my prayers.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:57 AM #11
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OMG! I knew some of them guns were hot, but holy crap!!!!

LOL! Just kidding.

Glad you all are safe and get back home soon!

Thanks for being a CFOA Sponsor this year and hope to see you all next season!
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:58 AM #12
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damn man, hope everything works out alright.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:01 AM #13
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Hope everything is good. TMG is one of the best pb stores ever.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:06 AM #14
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wow. Im glad everyone is ok. On a lighter note, that firefighter looks like Ken Barret.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:11 AM #15
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Damn man I'm glad you all weren't hurt. I hope everything works out.

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Old 10-08-2007, 11:16 AM #16
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wow i do see the face.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:42 AM #17
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Heavy,

I am glad everyone is OK, especially after I told you guys to have a safe trip home. I feel like I kinda jinx you guys.

But on a lighter note,

That face in the fire photo will probably sell for $25,000 or more on Ebay. Nice down payment on a new Escalade????
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:25 PM #18
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Wow, I saw the image of Matt Sossoman in this one... WTF????

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Old 10-08-2007, 12:28 PM #19
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but the face is in both trademyguns pics and the finders pics. so the person who fount it didnt photoshop it
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:01 PM #20
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Is everything that was in the trailor ok? I hope you guys get home fast/safely. Good luck with everything, you guys are mad cool I talked to you guys for a while both days of CFOA.
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:05 PM #21
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This turned into a scifi siting didnt it. On another note I'm glad you guys are all ok. Good Luck in recovering your lost stuff.
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