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Hot Rods Stolen - Bonnieville sign

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by stillrunners, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. What's up with that !
    Stogy likes this.
  2. Haven't heard about it? HRP
    Stogy likes this.
  3. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,211

    seb fontana
    from ct

  4. ProtoTypeDesignFlauz
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
    Posts: 1,257


  5. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,884


    There was a post a couple of months ago that BLM was going to replace the sign. Government moves slow, maybe it'll be up for Speedweek.
    Deuces and loudbang like this.
  6. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,005


    ^^ Morman Meteor - Abe Jenkins
  7. Looks like it will be here soon. It’s coming from China on a Russian freighter. They ordered it last year but the first one to arrive was misspelled.
  8. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,272

    jimmy six

    New one up…. New one gone…
  9. WiredSpider
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
    Posts: 939


    people are assholes.
    What is someone going to do with the sign?
  10. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,367

    jim snow

    X2. Really.Are you going to hang it your man cave and be proud that you stole it?jmho. Snowman
  11. '34 Ratrod
    Joined: May 1, 2019
    Posts: 94

    '34 Ratrod

    Probably took it for the same reason people deface the national parks, they are pure assholes..
  12. Marcosmadness
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 369

    from California

    They will probably wad it up and sell it for scrap metal and get $10 for a $500 sign.
  13. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,666


    $500? If I could buy one like that for $500 I would.
    thintin, Deuces, 48fordnut and 6 others like this.
  14. Absolute bullshit. Probly some tweeker stole it to scrap it.
  15. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 3,047


    Doubtful. Most likely a supposed gearhead who wanted something he couldn't
    buy and wouldn't pay to have replicated. Check whatever classifieds you pay
    attention to. Everyone want to get rich on "nostalgia" (you can see that in the
    H.A.M.B. antiquated classifieds), or at least have
    something the next guy doesn't.
  16. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,301

    Marty Strode

  17. That's Sacred, that's something you don't steal.
  18. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,272

    jimmy six

    If it’s a car guy, and I use that term very loosely, I would guess the style of his car is extremely low, very rusty, usually with no top or if it has one it’s wide open, upholstery is a Mexican blanket, the shifter is thru the roof hole, the engine has many carbs piled on it, skinny 32” tires, construction is questionable, etc.. and not HAMB friendly. You get the picture.
    Deuces, chryslerfan55, Tman and 4 others like this.
  19. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,211

    seb fontana
    from ct

    I would think the old sign would be the $$$. If and when it is found I bet we'll all be surprised in who took it/has it. Just a feeling..
    Deuces, Stogy, '34 Ratrod and 3 others like this.
  20. WOW! Your way off, it was an obsessive/compulsive type. It started out with him secretly clocking all the screws…which led him to pin striping the sign and chroming the frame. He returned the next day and had it ceramic coated. After admiring his work he just couldn’t live without it. It just fit in his toy hauler behind the Escalade. ……..thieves suck no matter what the circumstances are.
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  21. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,370

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Good Lord, is nothing sacred anymore?
    If I were the sentencing Judge, I'd give him the max 12 months and his probation would begin with him spending speed week "guarding" the sign in the hot sun.
    Wearing a shirt that says "I'm the loser that stole this sign".
    Deuces, curbspeed, mitch 36 and 9 others like this.
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,189


    The old sign is allegedly in the salt flats museum in Wendover with all the stickers and decals proudly displayed on it. At least that was where it was supposed to be headed.
    The thief is probably some goombah who decided that he needed it for his man cave or shop wall and now finds that there a few thousand rather pissed folks looking for him and he can't show anyone his prize from his road trip past Bonneville.

    You can't advertise it for sale because it is theft over ____ from a federal spot. Can't display it in your shop or man cave where rodders in the know will spot it.
    Deuces, chryslerfan55, Stogy and 3 others like this.
  23. Daddy_O
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 494


    Yeah.....well it's the Bonneville sign...(sp from post)….
    but if they find or catch the dumbarse, (or arses), responsible…..
    Theft of federal property: Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in prison/fines up to $1,000.
  24. 1ton
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 589


    Maybe some guy building a streamliner needed a piece of tin.
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  25. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,762


    Maybe they'll bring it back...just pulling everyone's chain...:D...I can't imagine having friends over and sharing a pilfered landmark over conversation...sure would be a wtf moment...helluva way to get permanent notoriety of the lowest denomination...:eek:

    They should replace it with a 1947 Edition
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2021
  26. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,762


    ...or Floorboards...maybe for shelving wood is the new copper...:D
  27. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,481

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    You're just figuring this out ?

  28. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,381


    Did you stop to think it could be a tree hugger and this is their form of protest against the petrolheads who desecrate the pristine salt flats, home to an endangered ant! (My wife reckons I've got an overactive imagination).
  29. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 3,047


    ^^ No, not for a moment.

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