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Sad discovery someone Stole my 1932 California Plates

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Limey Steve, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,661


    Man, that is double fkd up! Hope they put 'em on their car and wreck it. Serve 'em right!:mad:
  2. dragsta
    Joined: Apr 11, 2010
    Posts: 590


    ya know, cali might have a law allowing the registry of antique plates on cars of the same year. if so, contact the DMV and tell them of your loss. someone will eventually go down there and try to have them registered on his vehicle. also check ebay and craigslist.
  3. I was at Limeworks with a buddy a few yrs ago, and the hospitality was top notch. They showed us all that was going on there. Including a bad to the bone 6 cyl drag race Anglia with a 4 speed that ran in the 60's. It's a damn shame some douche bag has to ruin things
  4. acadian_carguy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2008
    Posts: 793


    If you do get the plate numbers post them!!!!!!

    I live a few thousand miles away, but any and all swap meets that I attend in this area I will look for the 32 Cali plates with the numbers you post!

    The HAMB has a far reach.
  5. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 4,999


    Let's not be so fast to believe that "hot-rodders" have gone to hell. I don't have much of a shop compared to most of you, but there is enough interesting stuff that people I know come over to check it out, and I would guess, about 1/2 of the time bring someone with them. Usually a little brother, neighbor kid, or some such. This sounds like a trick a kid would pull, not a grown up. As someone said above, nobody would steal them that was going to use them or try to sell them because of the high possibility that the numbers are recorded somewhere. They're probably under some kid's bed. Bottom line, you can't be too careful; unless you would personally vouch for each and everyone that get's into your shop, better keep everything locked up. In Florida where I am for the winter, they have checked my DL many times when I went to buy beer, and I'm 68!:eek:

    I really do feel bad for Steve's loss, but I'm gonna try not to blame "hot-rodders" until there's some proof.
  6. Hi Steve ,

    Myself and my wife were over in Cali last June before LARS and did a tour of your shop and were impressed at your Hospilality as well as being able to roam freely through the shop , I am sorry to here this has happened as this is not the way you should be treated and eventually we will probably not be able to tour some shops as they will not be able to trust everyone equally which is sad . I have photo's in the shop however not in the showroom , I posted them on my tour thread also as I was so imressed with your setup , best wishes on getting your plates back . If not , hope to be back next year so happy to bring some Aussie plates over to replace the display ............cad
  7. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,133

    RAY With

    Sad but true fact they walk among us. Many of us have felt the same sick feeling in our gut that our generosity has been violated. As a rule it's not the value amount but rather the fact that our trust has been taken advantage of by a low life thief. I certainly hope you are able to get your plates back and know its a slim chance of doing so due to the fact a thief has no conscience to begin with so the best bet of recovery is the thief's trying to dispose of the goods to another honest rodder. I do feel bad for your loss and wish you the best.
  8. Unbelievable and sickening! This completely and totally SUCKS! Man, I'm sorry this happened. Somebody, somewhere has to have photo. Post it up so we can be on the lookout for the douche bag that took them.
  9. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,065

    from Germany

    Hotrodding in the 40s and 50s was very much built on stealing. Many car owners found their axles, engines, transmissions missing back in the day. Midnight Auto it was called.

    Thievin' ain't new.

  10. dragsta
    Joined: Apr 11, 2010
    Posts: 590


    people rarely acquire 'character' as they age. if you're a jerk when you're young, you'll be a jerk when you're old.
  11. That's blows. To think somebody would do that really aggravates me.

    I'll take this opportunity to say my limeworks gas pedal is the best ever. No slop in it - nice wide tight bushed base. it has a lot of force to actuate dual 4's on top of a blower. Nove of those crapy china or lokar gas pedals would or could do the job.

    I said nice wide tight bushed base
  12. paco
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,139

    from Atlanta

    That's just sickening ... and sad to see that a fellow hot rodder would take what wasn't his/hers right out of your shop. To go so far as opening a display case, to do so, is even farther over the top ... even for a thief.

  13. Francisco Plumbero
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,536

    Francisco Plumbero
    from il.

    Dear Thief,
    For the sake of your good standing amongst your piers, friends and car guy family, Please mail back to Limey Steve his property. Sooner or later you will tell a friend, display or try to sell these unique items. You will be discovered, you will be publicly humiliated, you will be stamped a thief. This could affect your life in negative ways that you simply did not think through. Yes they are shinny, pretty, yes, but they are like the evil ring and can only bring you troubles. You have taken from family. Just send them back, they are not worth the disgrace and humiliation.
  14. pug man
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,010

    pug man
    from louisiana

    Very well said Francisco and if this doesn't get to their Heart then they don't have one....
  15. Patdoody
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 245


    sucks to hear. you know whats they say... "locks were invented to keep honest men honest." hope they come back your way some day.
  16. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,593

    from Nebraska

    Just saw this thread --- Really sorry to hear this, Steve.

    I also want to thank you for letting our group of 3 wander through your shop during the GNRS. Great hospitality to fellow honest hot rodders. Thank you!

  17. hershambob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,317


    gutted for you steve,bob
  18. 22dodge
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 243

    from Nevada

    Sorry to hear that Steve.
    Admiring your collection during a visit was always a pleasure.
    I hope you catch the fool.
  19. ...or as my Italian friends from Philly say, "If you're born square, you don't die round."

    This is really sad, man.
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 897


    Sorry to hear about your loss (violation). Most of us know the feeling. I would love to catch someone in the "act" just once. But it never seems to happen that way. Hold your head up high and try not to be sucked down to their level. Gary
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
  21. White_Attack
    Joined: Sep 4, 2010
    Posts: 177

    from Oregon

    Now, Look for those plates on an old car at the shows! There's your thief!!
    They wanted them, so they can use them or sell them.
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,967


    The thread is old and the new guy dug it up poking through the archives but I can't believe that not one person who has visited that shop before the theft got a photo of that case and the plates to get the number.

    White Attack it's something we all have to learn, Check the date of the thread and the last post before you answer it.

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