Club Cobra Vintage Motorsports - Backdraft  

Go Back   Club Cobra > Club Forums > Texas Cobra Club

Welcome to Club Cobra!  The World's largest non biased Shelby Cobra related site!

  •  » Representation from nearly all Cobra/Daytona/GT40 manufacturers
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and nearly 1 million posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

Keith Craft Racing
Nevada Classics
Shell Valley Companies
Main Menu
Module Jump:
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
Keith Craft Racing
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
Midwest Classic Insurance
Trigo Wheels
Keith Craft Racing
September 2014
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 09:46 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: dallas,texas, tx
Cobra Make, Engine: Lots fo different cars that change all of the time
Posts: 1,205
Not Ranked     
Default Thieves...simply amazing

Photo and two line story in the Dallas Morning News,,,"at least 30 cars and trucks were up on blocks at Heritage Buick GMC in Rockwall on Sunday after being stripped of their wheels overnight".

Think of all the things that went into this! The time required, the tools, the number of blocks, how the tires and wheels were carried off, the number of crooks, the balls it took..all of this at a fully lit dealership on interstate 30.

It just staggers my imagination A logistical masterpiece for sure.

Jay
__________________
ALL I WANT IS A NICE SWEET NYMPHOMANIAC DEAF MUTE THAT LACTATES TEQUILA

Run & Gun participant 1998-2005
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 10:35 AM
Registered User
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Rockville, MD
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 25
Not Ranked     
Default

It is the corrupting influence of NASCAR on US society!

(sarcasm)
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 11:41 AM
209 209 is offline
Registered User
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Earlimart, Ca
Cobra Make, Engine: Superformance 2765 Roush 427SR/TW w/air, power steering, and cruise.
Posts: 212
Not Ranked     
Default

Daughter experienced the same thing last month on her quiet and cop lined street!! Three deputies and or city cops live 3 ,4 and 6 houses up and down the street. I guess they were after OEM 20" GM wheels. 209
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 06:41 PM
jshel1's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Rowlett, TX
Cobra Make, Engine: Hurricane Motorsports; KC408w: 546HP/ 553TQ
Posts: 1,082
Not Ranked     
Default 3 Appropriate Quotes...

"Promise of Hope and Change"
"Times are a changin'"
"Just a sign of the times"
__________________
Cobra Mathematics: 0-100-0 < 12
2011 TCC President
JSHEL1 on the Web
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 07:00 PM
crASH's Avatar
Registered User
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern, NC
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 234
Not Ranked     
Default

Crimes like this might explain why the brand new Toyota dealership a few miles down the street has their car display lot with only one point of ingress/egress with a railroad style crossing barricade, and a rolling fence gate that closes behind it, that is key operated by dealership personnel. And I live in the safest city (with over 100K people) in NC, and the 6th safest in the US.

What the heck have we come to??
__________________
Old age & treachery beat youth & stamina everytime
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 07:01 PM
Seagull81's Avatar
Registered User
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Creedmoor, TX
Cobra Make, Engine: FFR3542K, 347 C. I., EFI, T-5, Miata Front Sway Bar, 3 Link, Red with White Stripes
Posts: 893
Not Ranked     
Default

Surely they had video cameras. That would be something to watch. It was probably Jeff Gordon's pit crew practicing.
__________________
Steve
Texas Cobra Club-Austin
July 2009 FFCars Picture of the Month
FFR3542K, 5.0 HO, EFI, T-5, 4 Wheel Discs, Modified 4-Link, Miata Front Sway Bar, Red with White Stripes
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 07:05 PM
crASH's Avatar
Registered User
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern, NC
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 234
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seagull81 View Post
Surely they had video cameras. That would be something to watch. It was probably Jeff Gordon's pit crew practicing.
Funny you'd say that. It was a Hendrick dealership that put up all the security measures that I mentioned in my previous post.
__________________
Old age & treachery beat youth & stamina everytime
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 07:15 PM
*13*'s Avatar
Registered User
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Camels Hump, VT
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA FIA, 1964 289->Webers
Posts: 3,301
Not Ranked     
Default

Bet they were all aluminum wheels??? Good amount of scrap aluminum in that heist.
__________________
ERA FIA 2088
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 07:30 PM
Bill Bess's Avatar
Registered User
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ, AZ
Cobra Make, Engine: Arps/Burroughs/Hurricane/428FE
Posts: 1,331
Not Ranked     
Default

Maybe it was just part of the new "wealth re-distribution Plan", like new wheels for meals on wheels, or maybe a new business at the local swap meet.
Ya got to admit, these guys were good.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 07:39 PM
SSSammy's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: McKinney, TX
Cobra Make, Engine: CAV GT40 #180, ERA #745 gone
Posts: 1,184
Not Ranked     
Default

So 120 OEM GMC rims are worth how much on the black market? Not so much Now the tires .. brand new factory take offs Retail maybe $150 each .. hard days work, on the way to Mexico ... Adios!

Of course the rims will be $400 each and the tires $200 each to the insurance co. Almost as wasteful as the basturds who steal copper A/C coils from churches.

Edit: the 10 pm news on Ch 5 reported that they were dealer installed custom wheels ... so there's some bargains out there for you 2005+ GM truck owners

Sam

Last edited by SSSammy; 07-26-2011 at 07:22 AM.. Reason: Added last para.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 07:40 PM
DAVID GAGNARD's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: MARKSVILLE,LA.,,
Posts: 3,124
Not Ranked     
Default

A while back, they were doing a similar thing around these parts, crawling under trucks at dealers and cutting off the cat converters!!!!!!!!!
Some are worth $250.00+ as scrap, much less new......
They did finally catch one guy at 2 in the morning at a Dodge delaership under a truck cutting off the converters with a hacksaw...when they got him, he was on truck #7!!!!!!!!!!!!

David
__________________
DAVID GAGNARD
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 07:52 PM
*13*'s Avatar
Registered User
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Camels Hump, VT
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA FIA, 1964 289->Webers
Posts: 3,301
Not Ranked     
Default

I work for a cast iron foundry. A couple years ago scrap started going up in price. We sell street drainage grates. Since the rise in scrap prices, we get calls everyday for replacements. The city of Long Beach had a whole rash of manhole covers stolen in one night. You can imagine the panic call we received.
__________________
ERA FIA 2088
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 07-26-2011, 04:48 AM
jams's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Cobra Make, Engine: B & B
Posts: 1,315
Not Ranked     
Default

I guess the theives were hidden in plain sight.
__________________
Just enough knowledge to build a cobra and be dangerous...

You can observe a lot from just watching.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 07-26-2011, 07:07 AM
Ron61's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Shasta Lake, CA
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 22,339
Not Ranked     
Default



That is beginning to be a common thing around here and especially in parking lots during the day time. People just think they are working on their own cars as they have a problem and don't pay any attention to them. One guy in a near by town had his new Cobra that wasn't even painted yet stolen right out of the parking lot while he went in and looked for something he needed. The police found several people that noticed the car but thought because they were putting it on a roll back in the middle of the lot in daytime the car had a problem and they couldn't even tell the police how many people were loading it. Also it was the first time he had driven it. And some have even called lock smiths that never asked for any identification and they would open the car for them.

Ron
__________________
Ron 61
Ronnie Widener


View my Miscellaneous Gallery
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 07-26-2011, 01:53 PM
4RE KLR's Avatar
Registered User
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Neverland, TX
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 7,457
Not Ranked     
Default

I once stopped on the side of the road to look at a map for directions. A van pulled up behind me and about fifteen guys jumped out. Four of them had blocks, four had air hoses and impacts they plugged into outlets on the front bumper and two were wearing bright yellow shirts directing traffic.

They were there to steal the tires and wheels off my truck. When I realized what was going on I put the truck in gear and took off. I guess they thought it was broke down and no one was in it.

They knew what they were doing and had the tools and experience to get the job done very quickly.
________________
Ferrari Killer
Steve

Must Sell Right Now

.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the clubcobra.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Shelby American, any other replica manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by clubcobra.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Ford Motor Company, or Shelby American or any other manufacturer unless expressly noted by that entity. "Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. clubcobra.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting clubcobra.com. For full policy documentation refer to the following link: CC Policy
Links monetized by VigLink