BUTTE COUNTY, Calif- A national television show will soon bring light to vintage cars lost in the Camp Fire.
Reporter Kristian Lopez spoke with one survivor who will be featured on the show.
Russell Dover, from Paradise, had been fixing up his 1940 Chevy Coupe for 8 years, before it was destroyed during the fire.Dover told Action News Now, "Everything was new in it, I got it when it was in baskets, I put every bolt in that car. The fire was too fast, there was nothing anyone could do, it's just a very sad, sad situation, I never got to drive it."
Now, Russell's story will be shared with people all over the country, on the television show, "Autobiography Backroads" on the MotorTrend TV network.
Crews were out filming the episode on Saturday morning, outside of "Vintage Hot Rod Design & Fabrication" located on Country Drive in Chico.
John Beck, who works at the shop, says, "It's kind of a big deal, and when they approached us to get information about people who had vehicles that had been burned, I told them, there's no shortage of stories here. It's nothing like the loss of property and life, but the cars are a big deal."
The car, now a symbol of resilience, decorates the front of the auto shop.
Russell, remains positive, even though he lost his prized possession. He shared a message with his fellow survivors, "One foot forward, one step at a time."
The television show's crews were also in Paradise on Saturday interviewing other Camp Fire Survivors.
The episode will be featured on Season 1 of "Autobiography Backroads" on MotorTrend TV in the fall, but there is still no set date.