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STOLEN from the W&P Low loader parking (outside the show area) our GMC Bolster truck,

Roy went to pick it up today and somebody has nicked it, they left the trailer there. so if you see a Bolster on a low loader with no trailer right down the truck reg number, maybe last seen this morning parked up off site in the W&P low loading area, not that you can miss it as it was mint, it won best large vehicle last year any info would be much appreciated.

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I have been asked to post the following on the forum.

 

A GMC Bolster Truck has been stolen from the public carpark at the Hop Farm.. The truck was owned by a member of the Red Bull Express group.. I don't have a photo of it at the moment but it was a prize winner at last years show.

 

Their other vehicles have also been Cherry Picked, a gas firing 50cal is missing along with a number of other items. The chap I have spoken to is making an inventory of missing items which I will post up later.

 

They realise their mistake in leaving their vehicles unattended in the public carpark so there is no need to go into that here. Their remaining vehicles have now been moved back into the Hop Farm near my kit so I will be able to keep an eye on them until they are picked up.

 

I took the photo below at 3:45pm yesterday & as you can see the truck has already been taken.

 

What makes this worse this is clearly one of our own that has done this, they know exactly what they wanted, they even tried to get a light of one of the halftaracks & the bonnets have been lifted.

 

Anyone with any information please PM me & I will pass it on

 

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That's very depressing to read, let's hope it is recovered, will share Jacks FB post on it.

 

Good man Bernard - I am getting 'shares' on FB now - have asked for it to be 'shared' around the world - hopefully it will tighten the net.

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I have been asked to post the following on the forum.

 

A GMC Bolster Truck has been stolen from the public carpark at the Hop Farm.. The truck was owned by a member of the Red Bull Express group.. I don't have a photo of it at the moment but it was a prize winner at last years show.

 

Their other vehicles have also been Cherry Picked, a gas firing 50cal is missing along with a number of other items. The chap I have spoken to is making an inventory of missing items which I will post up later.

 

They realise their mistake in leaving their vehicles unattended in the public carpark so there is no need to go into that here. Their remaining vehicles have now been moved back into the Hop Farm near my kit so I will be able to keep an eye on them until they are picked up.

 

I took the photo below at 3:45pm yesterday & as you can see the truck has already been taken.

 

What makes this worse this is clearly one of our own that has done this, they know exactly what they wanted, they even tried to get a light of one of the halftaracks & the bonnets have been lifted.

 

Anyone with any information please PM me & I will pass it on

 

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Hi Lee I did not see that GMC yesterday when I came down to see you about 12.00. However I did see a lowloader traveling down seven mile lane, towards the M20 about 10.45 that morning

 

Dave

 

Ps if only I knew then !!!! :mad:

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Well I hope they find it soon and hang the b***s. When they get it back they might like to fit one of these for £300 (no monthly fee) www.visionairegps.co.uk That way you will know where it is at all times even if they cut the power or winch it onto another truck. viewed from any smartphone or computer

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Best I dont put on here what I think of these people really. But I have shred Jacks facebook link as well. Really hope it gets found soon. :mad:

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Here's an update from Gordon McKenne of other kit stolen..

 

2 x gas firing 50cals

 

1 x gas firing 30cal

 

2 x 50cal covers

 

1 x axe

 

2 x Bogie Wheels

 

4 x mines

 

1 x M3 Cover

 

1 x 50cal pintle, box & ammo

 

2 x WW2 dated jerry cans

 

Also 4 x headlights loose but not taken..

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very bad news how dare they take something as big that would stick out like a sore thumb hope you get it back soon mate :shocked:

That's the thing though,no one would bat an eyelid believing it being transported to an fro a show

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I wonder if it was the same scum that tried to have Rex's .50cal away the first night on site??

 

I think you hit the nail on the head when you said it was 'likely to be one of our own that had helped with its spiriting away.

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Really bad news sorry to hear of the losses, is it worth putting something on Milweb or at least let them know in case somebody tries to sell them through it. No doubt we will all be checking this and eBay.

 

Andy

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All details passed on to good friends in Belgium, they have a lot of contacts around Europe so fingers crossed they hear something.

 

It is a real shame people can not respect how much time and money people put into this hobby, that they often get nothing from other than knowing they are preserving history.(huge fuel bills, great friends and permagrins included).

 

These people ruin it for everyone and if they where found ........................ well i shall not wright how i think they should be found and or dealt with as this is a family forum.

 

Best of luck in getting the kit and truck back, am over Europe in the summer eyes will be on the lookout.

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Sounds like some have attended the show with the sole intention of pilfering,they must have a buyer because being in the know and being selective means they know all eyes will hit the usual sites,specialist kit to try and hawk on car boot sales!

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I posted this to the Keep Them Rolling email list and on their forum, thus another couple of 100 people made aware.

 

I hope they catch the bastards. :mad:

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