Our siblings in oil-stained hands and carbon-monoxide breath over at Street Rodder magazine need our help, because their 1966 Ford Fairlane Road Tour car was stolen a couple of days ago in Bakersfield, CA. I know first hand we may be able to help. Let’s see what we can do.


The car should be pretty easy to spot, since it’s a totally custom job, with a Roadster Shop chassis, Lokar shifter, and ARP bolts throughout.

Street Rodder’s editor Brian Brennan adds:

“Bakersfield police have jumped on this with both feet as the last thing they needed was a high-profile car stolen from an upscale hotel the weekend before a large car show event is about to take place. Jerry Dixey our Road Tour chauffeur had the car parked at the hotel in Bakersfield last night when it was stolen.”

The car was stolen from the parking lot of the Four Points Sheraton, 5101 California Avenue. The hotel is 2.1 miles from Stockdale Country Club and 3.5 miles from the Fox Theater in downtown Bakersfield.


Whoever took this car likely knew exactly what they were doing, since the unusual shifter makes this a tricky car to start, and it’s not exactly the sort of thing you’d just part out like an Accord.

If anyone has any information about the car, or, really, anything that could be helpful in any way, please call the Bakersfield Police at (661) 327-7111.


If any group of gearheads can help out, it’s us Jalops. Please help me repay my karmic debt and lets find this car.

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)

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