we are a 510C-3 non profit museum and do not have the funds to restore but if you want to campaign for funds to restore the trucks it would certainly be appreciated. There is no room for them inside but they are pressure washed and cleaned at intervals. Thanks for your concern.
Well, we now know that buying the trucks are out of the question.I just an email from a good buddy of mine who had been kicking around the idea of approaching the Starbird's about selling Frankenstein. He wrote them a nice email showing concern for the trucks state and showed interested in buying one of them. You know what he got emailed back to him? A one word answer of $200,000.00!!!! Talk about rude, not a hello thanks for your concern but the trucks aren't for sale or let talk about what kind of offer you have to buy Frankenstein.. Talk about jerks.
#1 If they think any of those trucks are worth that kind of money that is fine but they don't have to A-holes about it.
#2 There must be some killer drugs out in Oklahoma to make someone think that a rusted out old Monster Truck with flat tires and 2 tons of bird dung is worth almost a 1/4 of a million dollars. I might be way out in left field here by saying this but I think that 10 grand is about all that either of those trucks are worth at this point. What do you guys think?
Hmmm just a thought....Could perhaps the reason it is a non profit museum be because of the attitude they have toward others??? Based on the replys people have posted on here I'd say this is a very good possibilityI agree GTLScottL. For Sale or not these guys need to address the emails they recieve with a bit more class. First impressions go along way. I have never personally met the Starbirds but after the way they treated my buddy I have a good opinion on what kind of people they are. In my opinion not good business practice. Just the sight alone of those truck rotting in front of a museum isn't the best sort of advertisement... again not wise business practice.
Adam, that is worth a big HIGH 5!! Well put my friend.The Starbirds want people coming to their museum but they act like they are better than the rest of the world; arrogant and narsasistic. I would not want to go to this museum if this is how the curators are going to behave. I am disgusted with stuff like this; just digusted. The WORST part of it all is people want to buy the vehicles to restore in their honor. Maybe it's me, but the norm is one appreciates the fans who still remember them and do what they can to maintain a good impression. The Starbirds obviously need a lesson in poise and integraty.