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Postby MickEssex » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:09 pm

Hi all,

I received an email recently as follows.

Hi there,

I'm currently contacting all classic vehicle forums to let you all know about my website which is called www.stolenclassics.co.uk

I started this website last year after the theft of a friends Triumph Vitesse. To cut a long story short, if it wasn't for the internet, he wouldn't have got the car back.

How does the site work? When someone posts up about their pride & joy, the website will automatically e-mail every registered member in it's database letting them know that unfortunately a vehicle has been stolen. It will automatically update the Stolen Classics Facebook page.

The site has been in a few classic car magazines and has had alot of positive comments, but for it to be a success it needs more members. Registration is absolutely FREE.
It wasn't something that I enjoyed having to do, but the way I see it, it was down to likeminded enthusiasts like you and me that my friends Triumph was returned. If there are more of us keeping an eye out, it can only be a good thing, as the classic vehicle theft problem shows no sign of ending.

I would be very grateful if your members would join and help to spread the word.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this e-mail.
Regards
Jim


It seems to me like a good idea, so why not check it out.  :D
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Postby minormadman » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:49 am

Have done Mick, think it's good news for most enthusiasts.
Thanks for the sticky
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Postby drivewasher » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:09 pm

That leaves me speechless!

What a bar steward, 4 hours of repeated kicking when he caught eh!
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Postby MickEssex » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:36 pm

Made a Sticky, hope he gets it back.

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Postby minormadman » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:51 pm

This is absolutely awful.

It's awful having a car stolen anyway,but what an extra kick in the teeth this scroat deserves for this  extra despicable act.
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Postby Plin » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:04 am

:( Poor chap - hope it's found soon, although probably not likely or at least not in a good condition.  Makes my blood boil  :x
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Postby MoggyMatt » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:12 pm

This is a great idea and it warms my heart that the chap got his Triumph back. I had an "Alta" cylinder head for an early Minor stolen from my garage last year and it is sickeningly upsetting when this happens. My cylinder head was to far gone to be used on a car, and probably went for scrap. The upsetting bit is it is was one of the last things my Grand Father gave me and was to me a lot more than just a rusty piece of mettle. The fact that it would only have fetched a few quid as scrap makes it worse. My heart goes out to anyone who has a car or parts stolen, here's hoping it all gets found and returned to its rightful owner. Can't help feeling that most stolen goods like this end up on fleabay, just a thought...
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Postby jimmy-d » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:15 am

Always the sceptic,I would be concerned that its creating a shopping list of locations for classic car theives to go looking as they have your car and your address.In some things Im not very trusting,apologies if Im out of order.
how can you work to a budget when you own a morris minor?
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Postby POMMReg » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:50 am

jimmy-d:89111 wrote:Always the sceptic,I would be concerned that its creating a shopping list of locations for classic car theives to go looking as they have your car and your address.In some things Im not very trusting,apologies if Im out of order.


I tend to agree, plus no thief is going to steal a car, leave it with its original
identity & colour.

The only way is for EVERY owner to log ALL identification numbers on
on a Minor - ideally sending info to us to add to our database, hoping
it'll be picked up when identification numbers are checked.

It's not nice telling an enthusiast they've bought a duffer!!
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Postby Big Al » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:06 pm

POMMReg:92703 wrote:
jimmy-d:89111 wrote:Always the sceptic,I would be concerned that its creating a shopping list of locations for classic car theives to go looking as they have your car and your address.In some things Im not very trusting,apologies if Im out of order.


I tend to agree, plus no thief is going to steal a car, leave it with its original
identity & colour.

The only way is for EVERY owner to log ALL identification numbers on
on a Minor - ideally sending info to us to add to our database, hoping
it'll be picked up when identification numbers are checked.

It's not nice telling an enthusiast they've bought a duffer!!


I've been told there are people who attend classic meets wearing hi-viz jackets taking great delight in pointing out such details. Whether they are officials or not.
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Postby POMMReg » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:46 pm

Firstly, I wore an orange viz-vest at the National as several people
wanted to meet me!

Otherwise it would be like searching for a needle in the proverbial
haystack!!

A tall bloke wearing an Orange viz-vest & carrying a clipboard...

Narrows it down a bit!!!!!!
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