Post by oldschoolcool on Jan 31, 2016 20:48:18 GMT
As I Said before in another thread, there is definately a gang operating in the kent area,and venturing into essex.
And I'm sure Id recognise one of them,who was checking out the celica at the bromley pagent,in a unsavory manner. A lot of people looked over the car that day,but you just get a feeling when someone has the wrong intensions. 100% id pick him out of a line up.
Also,as said trackers on classics are no issue to thieves.
As for the met police being helpfull ? Well,the few officers that are left, have more to deal with than stolen old cars.Sad but true.
FIT TRACKERS TO THE LOT OF THEM! Sorry to shout, but this really needs to happen. The way I see it is you wouldn't fit £10k's worth of modern motor with a 1970s security system. The same should go for classics tbh, and I can't see the shocking spate of thefts will stop until something like this happens. Why on earth don't insurers insist on it?
Tracker blockers are readily available on the Internet for as little as a fiver. They even make ones which will plug straight into a cars cigarette lighter, a mate was going to buy one so he could do foreigners in his work van without his boss knowing.
Any kind of organised car theft gang will already be well aware of any gadgets that can help them have cars away. Trackers really ain't the answer to this problem unfortunately
Oh FFS stop blaming banger drivers for every missing older vehicle, I'll bet the majority of transits at that meet will be mk6s, if you want to do something constructive email the promoters - trackstar etc and make drivers send a picture of the car/ van before booking in and a shot of the chassis number. They can check them again at scrutineering to make sure they tally.
As I've said before, whether these thieves are restorers, racers (banger, rally or track) it means they are scumbags and they are in our communities of car enthusiasts. If a bloke turns up at a local meet in a car no-one knew about before, or completes his restoration of a wreck in an uncanny timeframe, then ask questions. If someone turns up to the oval in a car that looks a bit too solid to be a race car, then ask questions. When the rally team reshells the car they crashed at the last round and no-one knows where the shell came from, ask questions. Those cheap bits you've been offered? Ask questions.
I guess someone should be compiling lists of logbooks that turn up on ebay too - sellers, registrations and buyers.
The one thing that I don't get is that with CCTV seemingly located in every nook and cranny on this island how a stolen vehicle cannot be located (up to a point) via these useless, sorry, useful little cameras...?!
As for the banger connection I just don't know what to think any more as the majority of banger folk are genuinely good eggs. Unfortunately it is the minutia that ruin it for all by being thieving, dastardly scoundrels...!!!
I do hope this van gets found but I just don't think it's going to happen which is really very sad indeed!
Nobody here knows where its gone, and i personaly wouldnt put money on my opinion of where its gone. As said before a number of different sorts of classics have gone missing for what seems to be a variety of reasons and if you'd put money on where it might be, go find it.
If that is where it may or may not be the police would want a good reason to go in there, unfortunately an 'old van' isn't one of them. The biggest problem is motivating the relevant agencies into doing something about the thefts of relatively low value vehicles which would or should have insurance cover.
Interestingly today at work , due to a invasive squirrel i looked up motion dectector cameras . You can get a small one the same size as a usb stick which is preety good according to reviews [ someone put one in there car as someone was tinkering with it at night ]
Might be just the job in someones garage hooked up to a spare battery .