Post by Steam McQueen on Jan 17, 2013 19:09:24 GMT -5
TK gave me the heads-up on this one.
BBC members will remember "Ant Blues" as one of the lads who liked to play footloose and fancy-free with facts. Meaning he was not shy about promoting his Blumo as one of the cars used in the movie. Of course those kind of claims don't sit well with the majority of us, but I can't help feeling bad for ol' Ant. Aside from the false claim (and Ant and I did exchange a few pm's about that years ago) I always enjoyed any banter we had in the BBC forums and thought he was an ok bloke. I hope he gets it back.
WEDDING singer Richard Owen is appealing for help to recover his stolen motor - described as a '30-foot long police car with a huge horn on top'. His very own Bluesmobile, a replica of the car used in The Blues Brothers film, was used for a party at Beaconsfield SYCOB Football Club on December 29, but had disappeared when Richard went to collect it two days later.
...he was not shy about promoting his Blumo as one of the cars used in the movie...
Yes, that was a bummer.
But a stolen blumo! Aye Carumba! I mean it's not like you can just drive it around without people noticing. And it's not like you'd make money repainting it as a regular monaco, or from "chopping" it up, and selling the parts.
That's exactly what I was thinking. He left it alone at a Football Club for two days, probably some drinking going on there. I suppose the car will be found but I shudder to think what shape it might be in.
Post by christine58 on Jan 22, 2013 8:27:59 GMT -5
This is a sad tale, unfortunately it is happening alot over here to older vehicles. I fear this car won't be seen again untill it's been prepared for banger (demo derby) racing . Most, not all of the people who race in the u.k are rough as arseholes and think they are above the law. If I were Ant I would be scouring farms, and housing estates local. He did approach me about using my bluemo but it isn't ready yet, plus I would not be comfortable leaving it anywhere unattended! Sad state of affairs really.
Someone made a comment, on one of the news reporting sites, that there is a possibility that it was "stolen to order". Kinda' like a "Gone in 60 seconds" thing.
And if so, would likely be headed to Asia. From what I understand, 2 weeks is the average recovery time for a stolen car. Considering there is no word yet of its recovery, the comment poster might be on to something.
Post by christine58 on Feb 28, 2013 15:53:27 GMT -5
Hmm could be. Some of our banger (derby) drivers are a cunning bunch and will steal a car and hide it away for years before doing anything with it. The police can't be bothered so no real action is taking regarding actually trying to find a stolen car, time goes by..............................