Toutle, Washington: Mt. St. Helens Miracle Survivor Car

TV news car driven by reckless cameraman survived the 1980 volcanic eruption. Displayed at the edge of a parking lot with its own historical plaque.

Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Center

15000 Spirit Lake Hwy, Toutle, WA
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. Drive in at the entrance, drive past the Visitor Center to the back parking lot, and you'll see the car at the far end, up against the trees.
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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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