Finding your stolen car is not exactly common, but it does happen. Sometimes it’s through considerable effort, and very rarely it’s through sheer dumb luck. A cyclist in Venice, CA, over the weekend fell into the dumb luck method when he happened to spot his wife’s stolen Mazda CX-5 driving around. The person driving…
An Arizona mechanic named Nick Dawson just scored the “barn find” of the century: a 1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo with less than 1,500 miles on the clock. But getting the car wasn’t easy, because it had been stolen from the dealer 25 years prior.
I know every time we do this, it’s an act of wild optimism, but we have had some success finding stolen cars, so I always figure it’s worth a try, right? This time the stolen car is a beautiful and very well-sorted BMW E39 M5, and it was last seen in Amsterdam. The car was this man’s pride and joy, and his little son…
Last month we posted about a 1999 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5 that was stolen near Portland, Oregon right after photographer Eric Gearheart bought it. Anyone with an ounce of humanity shed a tear for Eric and his poor Subaru.
Most car thefts don’t involve a list of secret supercars and Nicholas Cage hitting jumps in a Mustang. Late-model Toyota Camrys, Nissan Altimas and GMC Sierras are apparently stolen because just a few easily-removable parts are almost worth more than the entire vehicles.
Eric Gearhart, a car photographer from Washington, flew down to Missouri to pick up a 1999 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS from a friend. The Subaru was destined to be raced in rallycrosses and hillclimbs. On his way back to Washington, Eric stopped in Portland for the night. In the morning he found that it was stolen.
On Thursday evening at around 8:30 PM, certified master car thief 37-year-old Edward Wilson found an unlocked and running Jeep Grand Cherokee in the parking lot of the Sartell, Minnesota Walmart. Being the incredibly talented thief that he is, Wilson opened the door, stepped on board, and piloted the Jeep more than an…
I’m not sure if this is common, so forgive me if that’s the case, but there’s apparently a very thoughtful thief—or group of thieves—loose in Niagara Falls, New York, taking cars from a Ford dealer and then returning them after a joyride.
A man driving a stolen Honda Accord (the most stolen car in the U.S.) in California reached the pinnacle of human stupidity when he decided to ask a deputy for directions. The officer obliged, but also ran the car’s tags (because no shit). A police chase ensued (because again, no shit). And the man was arrested (yep,…
It’s happened again. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s annual ‘Hot Wheels’ report, the 1997 Accord was the most stolen car in 2016, making a 90s Honda the most stolen vehicle in America four years in a row. What is it about these simple sedans that make them irresistible to less savory types?
If you walk into a place you’re not supposed to be with enough confidence and gall, generally nobody will bother you. As proof, look at this man who casually strolled into an Australian repair shop and stole a car.
An absolutely unbelievably perfect blue 2002 Subaru WRX was stolen from Brooklyn, New York City this morning after years of maintenance, tunes and modifications from a loving owner. If looking into those sad bugeyed headlights makes you angry cry at the thought that someone could snatch it from a loving home, help us…
Chase just had to face the ultimate nightmare for any car owner. He went to find his car, only to discover it was gone. The silver lining is that he wasn’t a huge fan of his old crossover, anyway and wants to get something fun that can still handle the snow. What car should he buy?
I personally lose things all the time. My sunglasses. That shirt I used to have with Yosemite on it. A $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador. Wait, no, that wasn’t me.
After about two hours of extensive searching for a stolen car with a child inside, Baltimore police discovered that they’d sent out a helicopter to find a kid who was in daycare the whole time.
We've had some successes before finding stolen cars, but I'm really hoping we can do some good for this one. Partially because it's a Beetle, and partially because the owner is a 10 year old girl from a family of gearheads who saved up to buy the car she loved. This girl and her Beetle need to be re-united.
The Acura Integra, a car that went out of production in 2001, is still on America's top-ten most-stolen cars list.