Collector's 175 cars, including Shelby Cobra, lost in Texas wildfires

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Old Cars Weeklycontributor Greg Riley, who is displaced with his family during the Texas wildfires, pointed us to this Houston Chronicle article that reports Bastrop car collector John Chapman lost more than 175 cars to the blazes. While Chapman and his family are unharmed, the article identifies an aluminum-bodied Shelby Cobra, 1957 Chevrolet truck, 1966 GTO and 1947 Studebaker truck among Chapman's losses.

Riley said his family was given 5 minutes to vacate their home, giving them only enough time to grab a computer and move his collector cars to a nearby elementary school in hopes of saving them.