[V8] FW: Virginia Tornado

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Mon May 5 08:06:27 PDT 2008

Wow!  Yes, my best wishes go out to Bob and his family.  I also wish  
him a speedy recovery.


On May 5, 2008, at 10:00 AM, urq wrote:

> Bob Tomkins is a member of the list so I thought I'd forward your  
> note.  It
> is good to know that he and his family survived!  Please let us  
> know if
> there's anything he needs.
> Steve B
> San José, CA (USA)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce, GermanAutoConnection  
> [mailto:Bruce at GermanAutoConnection.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 2:58 AM
> To: GAC Mailing List
> Subject: Virginia Tornado
> Hi everyone,
> I recently learned that a local V8 Quattro owner(Bob Tompkins) was  
> one of
> the people affected by the tornado in Suffolk, VA. Bob was inside  
> the house
> when it hit and was thrown 100 yards landing in a pile of debris.  
> He has
> broken ribs, a punctured lung, a broken hand, multiple cuts,  
> bruises, etc.
> but says that he will be OK and feels extremely grateful to be  
> alive. He is
> being released from the hospital today. His wife Annette is coping  
> very
> well. Our prayers are with him and his family and all of the people  
> who
> suffered loss due to this incredible force of nature.
> I have some pictures that I will post soon that show the foundation  
> where
> the house once stood. The tornado cleared the foundation. The lone  
> survivor
> in the driveway is his '92 V8 Quattro. The GMC truck that was  
> parked next to
> the Audi took the brunt of the damage and probably spared the Audi.  
> The V8
> will drive away once we have keys made. It suffered a broken  
> window, rear
> windshield, and scratches- all superficial damage. I guess that we  
> can add
> "tornado proof" to its list of luxuries!
> Take care,
> Bruce McGuire
> German Auto Connection
> Email: Bruce at GermanAutoConnection.com
> Web: http://www.GermanAutoConnection.com
> Phone: 757-986-3741
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