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Old 06-09-2019, 09:05 PM
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Sorry toad, but shaming the owners because of someone else being a thief is equivalent to shaming a sexual assault victim for the way they dress.
Not even close but the only reason I said that is because I have them on all my cars and it's pretty much common knowledge cars get stolen on Power Tour!


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Old 06-09-2019, 09:31 PM
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Thieves suck pure and simple. I've been ripped off also and robbed at gunpoint. Hope they find the thieves and send them to prison.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:33 PM
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5 GM vehicles well known as easy to steal... poke an "educated" hole in the plastic column and you're away in no time. (I've had two stolen like this.)

I wouldn't attend a high profile event of this sort. The risks are obviously high and security low. Shame on Hot Rod and their millions... they should provide secure locations and 24 hr security, period.

BTW: A "good" criminal knows every trick in the book and knows how to disable your GPS or any other measure. If they want your car specifically, they'll get it, one way or the other, unless you're sleeping in the car with your sawed-off...

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Old 06-09-2019, 10:19 PM
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5 GM vehicles well known as easy to steal... poke an "educated" hole in the plastic column and you're away in no time. (I've had two stolen like this.)

I wouldn't attend a high profile event of this sort. The risks are obviously high and security low. Shame on Hot Rod and their millions... they should provide secure locations and 24 hr security, period.

BTW: A "good" criminal knows every trick in the book and knows how to disable your GPS or any other measure. If they want your car specifically, they'll get it, one way or the other, unless you're sleeping in the car with your sawed-off...

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I'm not going to let this keep me from my dream of going on power tour, especially since everything I own is GM. Usually one or two are stolen on HRPT, not this many in one night.

I really don't think Hot Rod should be on the hook to provide security for 4000+ vehicles spread across a very large area at numerous hotels (or even a single location), the logistics of that are essentially unmanageable. The hotels should be able to ensure their guests a certain amount of peace of mind, though.

There's a really cool and secure steel shroud I see that was produced 10-12 years ago that prevents the type of theft you're referring to doc, but they don't seem to make it anymore.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:45 AM
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Recently at a condo in Fort Lauderdale, 70 (seventy) vehicles were broken into and one truck was stolen. This happened in one night or early morning, and no one saw or heard a thing, not one alarm went off.

This condo was on a major well patrolled hiway, US 1, The parking lot is between the hiway and the building, and the story made the local TV news. I guess if someone can make the technology, someone else can beat it. My mothers Hyundai Sonata was one of the victims, both door windows smashed.

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Old 06-10-2019, 08:00 AM
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:39 AM
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I'm not going to let this keep me from my dream of going on power tour
The wife and I went on the 2004 and 2008 Power Tour. It was a lot of fun
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Recently at a condo in Fort Lauderdale, 70 (seventy) vehicles were broken into and one truck was stolen. This happened in one night or early morning, and no one saw or heard a thing, not one alarm went off.
That's what irritates me about car alarms... they don't have a glass break sensor & thieves simply smash the windows & crawl in instead of opening the door. Also, having an electrical cutoff to ignition & fuel pump helps!

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That's what irritates me about car alarms... they don't have a glass break sensor & thieves simply smash the windows & crawl in instead of opening the door. Also, having an electrical cutoff to ignition & fuel pump helps!

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The Monte Carlo had a removable steering wheel, it was in the owner's room with him. They also stole the car that was parked next to it.

My S-10 has an alarm and the impact sensor on it is very sensitive. If I hit the mirror with my arm it will go off, so even the gentlest of window breaks and it would go off. It's actually set way down from the highest sensitivity as well.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:20 PM
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They probably used repo style tow trucks. Back up with stinger down, lift wheels off the ground, haul ass. Gone in less than 60 seconds.
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