1969 Corvette Destroyed by Superstorm Sandy Sees New Life in Web TV Series


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Cherry Hill, NJ--October 23, 2013: “Superstorm” Sandy’s East Coast arrival in October 2012 brought with it the classic car hobby’s single most devastating loss to date. While Sandy may have destroyed homes and property, what she couldn’t rattle was the spirit of Jersey Shore collector car enthusiasts. It’s this passion and dedication that American Detours: Superstorm Sandy sets out to capture.

In two special episodes, American Detours hosts Jael de Pardo (SyFy Network) and Jeff Glucker (Hooniverse.com) take a beautifully restored classic—a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette—out of the garage and onto the open road, talking cars and cruising to Jersey Shore landmarks along the way. The 1969 Corvette, insured with Agreed Value coverage through American Collectors Insurance, was completely submerged in salt water due to Superstorm Sandy. The owner, a longtime car enthusiast, opted to purchase the salvage back after the claim was paid, and set out to restore the car again, almost immediately.

Over 40 % of American Collectors Insurance’s claimants from the historic event decided to buy back the salvaged remains of their totaled vehicles after Superstorm Sandy and are in the process of restoring them back to pre-storm glory. Forty percent is a staggering number that speaks to the passion collector car enthusiasts have for their rides, especially when you consider the fact that many of these same people sustained severe damage to their homes and daily drivers.

See the passion collector vehicle enthusiasts have for the hobby and Jersey Shore residents have for the beloved area they call home—watch American Detours: Superstorm Sandy Part 1 and Part 2 now.

If you’d like to see how you can help Seaside Heights rebuild after the devastating September 12, 2013 boardwalk fire, visit the Helping Hands of NJ website.

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