Hooniverse APB- Stolen 2002tii Needs Hoon's Help

Okay, LA-area Hoons- keep an eye out for this bumperless 2002tii. A restoration project, it was stolen yesterday near Beverly and La Cienega in West Los Angeles. The license number is 5KUA195, and it has gold honeycomb wheels. Most of the Latte-suckers in West LA wouldn’t know a 2002 from 90210, so more knowledgeable eyes are needed to be on the lookout for it.

If anybody has info regarding its whereabouts, contact the OWNER through the Craigslist ad here.

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  1. coupeZ600 Avatar

    Why would you steal an orange car? I leave the keys in all my cars because it's only the stupidest of thieves that'll steal something that stands out like a sore thumb. That kind of thief doesn't last very long on the street.

    1. John Nevard Avatar
      John Nevard

      Hey.. as long as you leave the relay for ignition out, you should be sweet.. until the right thief with the right nail comes along anyway.

      1. coupeZ600 Avatar

        I'm like, if you really want to steal this thing and can figure out the myriad of quirks that are necessary to make it go, then the more power to you. Tell me what you did to make it work.

        1. CptSevere Avatar

          When I used to live in the city, I put The Club on my truck every night, but here in the sticks I don't bother. Even though all you need is a rusty piece of baling wire to bypass the ignition switch, hardly anybody knows how to drive three on the tree anymore. Besides, the shift linkage has a weird habit of locking up that I don't even notice, but nobody else can figure out, as my boss learned when he tried to drive my truck recently. I haven't looked outside yet this morning, but I'm reasonably sure that the truck is where I left it last night.

          1. littleYodaPickup Avatar

            hardly anybody knows how to drive three on the tree anymore
            Really? That pulls at my heartstrings. I learned to drive stick on my Dad's three on the tree '80 C10… A moment of silence, please, for the dearly departed. It's a shame, I always thought they were easier to drive. Never really thought about it, but I don't see them around anymore.

          2. Tim Odell Avatar
            Tim Odell

            Yeah, I work hard to operate well outside my generation's driving skills and purchasing habits, but I've yet to have an occasion to drive a 3 on the tree.

    2. damnelantra™[!] Avatar

      hey this is los angeles, we do have a higher then normal percentage of orange cars. granted most of the other orange cars are low slung and sporting many vents, sometimes with large wings. but they are quite common!

      1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
        Jeff Glucker

        Supposedly the car may have been spotted in Fallbrook…
        The Reddit community is reacting quickly to this.

      2. coupeZ600 Avatar

        Wow! When we're on road-trips with the kids we always play the seek-and-find game, i.e. "Car with a canoe on top", or "Pink Car". The elusive "Yellow Mini-Van" has never been spotted, but orange cars always get a point.
        Now they're playing that "Slug Bug" game, and it originally was just for the old Bug, but because that's so uncommon, they started counting the new Bug. Then some genius decided the old Van was a "Double Slug Bug", and then that turned into the new Van, which inevitably turned into any VW product.
        It's a boxing match every time we get in the car, but I guess that's the way it always was since cars were born, and the horse-drawn wagons before them.

      3. coupeZ600 Avatar

        Just noticed the orange BMW right next to it. Doh! You guys do have a "lot" of orange cars!

  2. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Hopefully the thieves are dumb enough to leave it out.
    Unfortunately, the greater LA area has a lot of garages and screened-off lots into which this could disappear.
    Along San Fernando Rd. at the north end of The Valley (Pacoima, Sylmar) is a hotbed of chop-shops. If our victim's got some spare time (and a spare car) that might not be a bad place to go cruising. Then again, it's a terrible place to go cruising.

    1. coupeZ600 Avatar

      Whenever you got dispatched to a delivery or pick-up in Vernon, you were stoked because you knew you wouldn't be there long. Parts fly off any vehicle there, and then you could pine for the sweet fields of Fontana.

  3. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

    That really sucks. Luckily its hue and unique touches should make it easy to spot. I hope you find your beloved Beamer, Taylor! And may the thief have toothpicks inserted under his toenails.

  4. Ash78 Avatar

    Interestingly, this fits the description of the car most frequently listed in the "Personals > Dragons > Casual Encounters" section

    1. scroggzilla Avatar

      I might be mistaken….but I believe this is our first Ash 78 sighting in the Hooniverse. Let me respond to his usual witty repartee, with my usual pictorial response.
      <img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2423/3635235845_8d54dca15d_o.jpg"&gt;

      1. Ash78 Avatar

        LOL…I've been here on-and-off for 6 months or so. Half the time, I can't get the comments to load, but I just switched to FF (behind the backs of IT), so hopefully it'll keep functioning.
        Forums sure have gotten complicated!

  5. engineerd Avatar

    I luckily have never had to experience this. Knock on wood.
    I hope someone finds the car before too much damage is done, and, more importantly, catch the scum that perpetrated this crime. Back in the 1800s, stealing a man's horse usually resulted in the thief hanging by his neck in a conspicuous place in town. I'm not completely opposed to treating car thieves that way.

  6. muthalovin Avatar

    There is an orange non-tii at the local Costco. It has to be an employee, because it is there every time I make it out there (roughly once a month). Oh, we are looking for TAYLOR'S car. I thought we were just on patrol for Orange 2002's.

  7. BrianTheHoon Avatar

    Dude should've made a CL post saying he is looking for '72 2002 tii body panels for a resto project. He probably would've been contacted by the thief by now.

  8. citroen67 Avatar

    Goddammit! I hate this type of shit! Car thieves are among the lowest of life forms…right ahead of IRS agents. I mean, how can somebody just take something that someone has worked so hard to make perfect, and just run off with it to some effing chop shop! I only wish that I lived in L.A. because if I did, I would be roaming around in a very Dog the Bounty Hunter type way looking for these dicks.

  9. lilwillie Avatar

    Man that sucks. I sure hope he gets his car back and the thief/thieves get their nuts crushed. My E21 just shed a tear of oil from the rear main out of sadness for the owner.

  10. Taylor Darnall Avatar
    Taylor Darnall

    Hi all:
    This is Taylor Darnall, the owner of the stolen car. Thank very much for the attention and for helping to keep a lookout! I've updated the craigslist posting, with better pictures, and also provided links to my other postings, so you can see larger versions of the pictures.
    Here's the reddit post, where a lot of helpful conversation is going down:
    Here's my twitter, so you can retweet my latest post and get some more attention generated:
    And here's the craigslist ad again:
    And here's my blog, where you can see the pictures in their largest format:
    Thanks again!
    And here's the craigslist ad again:

  11. Taylor Darnall Avatar
    Taylor Darnall

    Whoops. Here's the craigslist link:

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