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Old 04-08-2003, 05:31 PM   #16
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I was hoping this thread was never going to come around, just a matter of time i guess.

Alright, YES it's true.

My car was infact stolen last June 8th in Montreal. I was invited by fellow BMW enthusiast Lee Vuong to show my car at Bimmernights held downtown Montreal on that Formula 1 weekend. I drove up with M50E30 Friday afternoon, got a hotel for the weekend and went downtown to enjoy the Formula 1 festivities. I parked the car in a secluded residential street and we walked a few blocks to St.Catherine's. 2 hours later I return to an empty parking spot! Police made a report and told me that I couldn't have chosen a worse neighbourhood.

I didn't tell anyone because of a few reasons... embarrassment, anger, shock and most of all, hope that it would be found and all would be good. The border crossings were checked, aswell as the Montreal Docks... but no luck. Insurance gave me a real hard time for 5 months trying to convince me that my baby was only worth $6000.00.

I'm sorry that I lied to a lot of you, but I was really hoping everyone would forget it and I could just say that I sold it to someone in the U.S. for parts or something??? There was a point before X-mas that I was on the verge of announcing it, but then Dado's car went missing in NYC, so I held off some more.

So, that's the story.... let the comments begin:
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Old 04-08-2003, 05:37 PM   #17
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Randy dont call me, ever..again!

lol jk..

damn..i guess i wont be looking forward to the track days as much anymore..
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Old 04-08-2003, 05:37 PM   #18
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I knew, but i kept my mouth shut like a mofo. You told Christina that night when i fu'ed up my differential and you and bruce were there, and that was at least 10 months ago...
We all know your going to come out w/ another beast, and we all cannot wait for it.
Sorry for your loss.
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Old 04-08-2003, 05:40 PM   #19
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Sorry to hear about the bad incident Randy.

I've been a fan of your car since the day Dado released a video (back then known as bmwmpower.net) of you driving on the freeway. I believe it was the Superstreet tour.

But I guess you did what you felt was comfortable in terms of nofiying the rest of us eventually and not when it happened right away.

I really miss that E30 and as always, it's so weird how someone's car can get stolen like that and never to be found, such as Bimmersport's incident. In some ways it makes you wonder if there's any point to have a really done up car b/c someday someone will find out where you live and may pull the same thing off they did to you guys. But I guess we tend to keep that idea off our minds most of the time.
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Old 04-08-2003, 05:47 PM   #20
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sorry to hear bro i hope u got the money you were looing for from the insurance company




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Old 04-08-2003, 06:05 PM   #21
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what a nice car.......
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Old 04-08-2003, 06:17 PM   #22
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ahhh wtf

someone must die

sad sad sad... sorry to hear man..

How did someone pull off hiding a car like yours?
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Old 04-08-2003, 06:48 PM   #23
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phew!! One less secret for me to keep!
It was damn hard for me to keep a straight face, or avoid the topic whenever your car came up in a discussion with other board members.
I hope everything gets cleared up with your insurance company though. I wouldn't settle for 6 grand!
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Old 04-08-2003, 06:57 PM   #24
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phew!! One less secret for me to keep!
It was damn hard for me to keep a straight face, or avoid the topic whenever your car came up in a discussion with other board members.
I hope everything gets cleared up with your insurance company though. I wouldn't settle for 6 grand!
heh I'm wondering how many people actually knew it. Sounds like everybody knew and everybody kept it as a secret.
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Old 04-08-2003, 07:02 PM   #25
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sorry to hear about your car dude, its the car that got me into e30s in the first place, when i first saw it on dtmpower.net. anyways hope you get what you deserve for that car, and come out with another incredible bimmer
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Old 04-08-2003, 07:03 PM   #26
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about a dozen or so people knew, and did a damn good job of keeping it to themselves! Thanks.... The Montreal Police told me that stolen cars that aren't recovered within the first 4 hours are rarely ever found because they go straight to a shipping container or chop shop (providing it's not just 15yr olds going for a joy ride). All I can say is that from now on, all my cars will have Boomerang systems installed.... no more of this bullshit.
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Old 04-08-2003, 07:13 PM   #27
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Holly **** man!!! This must be hard for you and all but did the insurance give you anything close to what it was worth
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Old 04-08-2003, 07:21 PM   #28
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What do you think is paying for the GT-2 project.....??

It must have been a decent insurance settlement after all was said and done.

No offense, but that was about the WORST kept secret in the local BMW community.



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On a side note, it's a good reason for an agreed upon value clause / rider in an insurance policy. You'll pay a little more for it (about 1% of agreed upon value), but they'll just give you the agreed upon value upon theft etc.
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Old 04-08-2003, 07:26 PM   #29
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i am soooo sorry randy....i cant beleive it !.....****ing assholes, lazy ass people not willing to work for anything !!!...this truly angers me...it's not even so much the cash you paid, it's more the time and effort in making a TRULY beautiful e30 !your car definetly set the bar for the rest of us....just beleive in the saying "what go's around comes around".....hopefully they will get theirs !!! once again man, I AM TRULY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS

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Old 04-08-2003, 07:45 PM   #30
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phew!! One less secret for me to keep!
daym right..
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