Toutle, Washington: Mt. St. Helens Miracle Survivor Car (In Transition)

TV news car driven by reckless cameraman survived the 1980 volcanic eruption. Examine its miraculous ash-covered body.

Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Center

Directions:
At the Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Center. I-5 exit 49, then drive east on Hwy 504 for 26.5 miles. The Visitor Center will be on the right; the car sits next to its parking lot.
Hours:
Temporarily off display. (Call to verify)
Phone:
360-274-5200
Status:
In Transition
Toutle, Washington - Volcano Car a Tourism Survivor
Mt. St. Helens Miracle Survivor Car: When Mt. St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, it obliterated nearly everything within a 10-mile radius -- except for cameraman Dave Crockett and his KOMO TV news car. [08/03/2010] Complete Story...

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Mt. St. Helens Miracle Survivor Car

We have been up and down 504, stopped by visitor center and a restaurant; cannot find car.

[Mom, 06/21/2011]

The folks at the Visitor Center told us that the car has been removed temporarily for some restoration work, but that it will come back and be on display. Unfortunately, they didn't know when.

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