Moderator edit: The majority of cars on trailers aren't stolen. But you never know, you might just spot one that is. If you see a classic or retro on a trailer and can safely take a shot, post it in this thread. Thanks to theheap for the idea.
First of all i am not sure where to put this so it's going here. (sorry if it's ilegal)
It seems to me that a LOT of the cars stolen from us are being towed. I also noticed folks on here take photos for the spotted thread.
My suggestion is since we like taking polaroids of cars can we try our best to take a pick of any vehicle we may see that is on the back of a lorry. Be it council lorry or pikey looking proffesional or not. A simple pic of a car on a lorry stoerd on your phone for just a few days might just help a poor soul who has been unwantingly parted from his/her pride and joy.
The guy who had his Volvo nicked from Herne Hill found his car in Biggin Hill. It was stolen in broard daylight. That means EVERYONE from herne hill to biggin hill saw it and forgot it in a tenth of a second. A picture can't forget.
That is a perhaps the best idea ive ever heard . Its about the only thing we can all do to stop all these older cars going missing . Are you a member of other forums ? , as the more people on board the better . Retro rides admin - is there anything you can do to promote this idea ?
Post by willowandmikey on Oct 20, 2013 17:42:07 GMT
Not a bad idea. When older cars go Missing I would head to the nearest scrap merchant. I hate to say it but the amount of cars being towed for scrap is horrific. They have more metal than newer cars and the thieves believe the owners won't notice as soon.
Have always tried to make a note of 'interesting' vehicles being moved whilst on my travels and check here if I've seen anything that looks a bit suspect... I agree that keeping a record is a fab idea - but posting the photos (as above) is not. We don't want the driver to get a bad reputation if he's doing an honest job properly; whilst it would be advertisement in a round-about way, it's not a good advert with the stigma of "could be stolen" attached to it.
The photo above does however bring up another good point... the roadside marker sign shows the exact location, which would be very handy if this photo was required as evidence. Good thinking! (or a happy circumstance)
Post by ProjectBobcat on Jan 28, 2014 11:09:55 GMT
Didn't manage to get a photo but spotted a mid age porsche on a beavertail transit on monday morning heading south down the A1 in the south yorks area, It was silver, on a N plate and I believe a 911. Probably innocent but something didnt sit quite right with me.
Sorry for less than accurate details but I have just seen a C-reg' (1985) Ford Capri 2.8i in Paris Blue (fitted with a large bore exhaust system) on the back of a white low-loader recovery vehicle going along New Zealand Avenue in Walton-on-Thames heading towards Walton Bridge... I spotted this moments ago at about 15:12hrs approx'... Probably all above board but I thought I'd bung it on here anyway!