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Fire in central Illinois destroys vintage cars

Published: Sunday, March 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

BLOOMINGTON – A fire at a barn in Bloomington has destroyed half a dozen classic cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The cars represented decades of work by John Tornquist, who restores vintage automobiles, many of them a century old or more.

Friday night’s blaze destroyed the barn that served as his restoration shop.

Among the cars lost were two 1913 Havers, a 1908 Duro, a 1928 Locomobile and a 1910 Chalmers Detroit. No one was hurt.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reported that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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