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Thefts at ICCCR

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Unfortunately a few members were affected by thefts at the ICCCR.
At least 2 Semi-auto DS's had their hydraulic rubber covers taken on Sunday, but the following list is from Ewan's "jubilee" DS that was broken into on Sunday night after the Ukelele's

Ewan wrote:Items stolen from my car on Sunday 12th August 2012. Distinctive Burgundy
Citroen DS 20 with a black bungie cord holding the boot on slightly disguising
the numberplate.
...

Theft was from the car on the main route from the main arena to campsite
(suggested by others as between 8-9 PM in the first part of the Ukulele
Orchestra). This is when people noticed their RHD DS's were targeted for gear
change rubber dashboard covers . Apparently people were asking stall holders for
these but they are no longer made.
Another visitor went (I think to Tom below but not sure) to buy a second pair of
front headrests as his first set were stolen on site. I am not aware of other
thefts apart from items in the hall by opportunists.
Doors were forced with a DS/ same era key and no damage was caused to the car. I
am very careful to hide things and fully lock my car at all times.
...
- I am so gutted I feel totally sick inside that a
fellow enthusiast would do this to another DS fan.I am still in total disbelief
this has happened!
All in all it was a massive haul, a few people and would have taken another car
to be right next to mine to be loaded and not much space for other things to be
in there. I.e maybe a DS Safari or other larger vehicle?
I have forgotten things and will only start to realise as I can not find them
any more when looking for them.
2 x rear internal repair panels from Tom Verheyden in the Netherlands. Both
sprayed black - left and right with rear gutters and support panels to weld to
the boot back and floor. Photos to follow. (VERY RARE - only 2 taken to the
event and sold to me - made by Tom and not many are sold as not many cars are as
rusty as mine!
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2 x full sets (4 different size pipes) taped up by Tom Verheyden. These are
black with internal foam.
1 x full set of rear left back door (4 pieces) lower repair panel in grey metal
1 x full rear repair panel including boot lid lower frame (where the boot catch
fits) with holes for rear bumper to fit through and connect to both right and
left repair panels.
1 x lower rear repair panel with 2 rubber grommits.
1 x left elephants ear
1 x right elephants ear
1 x engine oil sensor
1 x engine oil thermometer
1 x second hand front drivers side internal door handle in great condition
1 x drivers door mirror in stainless steel
1 x DS armrest - in light grey with ripped top (due to old age) in dark red to
match interior of car
1 x IKEA orange and beige striped pillow case to cover messy arm rest!
1 x Aluminium rear bumper for ID19 1957 - 1962 (VERY RARE)
1 x Aluminium front right bumper blade for ID19 1957 - 1962 (VERY RARE)
1 x Panhard PL17 brochure in plastic file protector with £8 crossed out in
black pen (had other inserts of information) very rare and all in english. With
yellow/ brown animal fur cover. VERY VERY RARE!
3 x classic Autocar magazines from 1959 including one with ID19 original road
test.
1 x Classic white Ipod with headphones in a hand made mid red material case
1 x Garmin Nuivi with black unmarked case for the GPS
1 x classic Pan Am case for the cable and windscreen sucker
Green leather belt with pewter colour buckle
Black DS Rally goodie bag with bright red Tent Bag with --
Red Herring Black overnight bag with a lime green piping and writing with
Gillett Sensor Razor, Toothbrush in blue plastic case, Tea Tree Shower Gel, mini
toothpastes, etc.
Black M & S fabric bag with wine, mouldy (by now) fruit salad and spoon, etc.
1 x Arthur Ransome - Peter Duck-early penguin edition paper back -super rare!
1 x Saturday Independent paper and all segments
1 x A4 size Map of Great Britain
1 x bright green jumper from House of Frazer - brand
1 x stripy blue and white shorts with red and white striped internal pockets
from Topman
1 x blue and red and other colour checked Penguin shorts
1 x dark blue T- Shirt with SCIENCE written on the front with an old caddilac
and insect in blue and white
1 x mid brown T-shirt with a bicycle with a large moustache
1 x bright red swimming trunks with pink top and yellow string ties.
1 x Berghaus Goretex Black lightweight jacket in black and dark grey
1 x SIGG Swiss Metal water bottle in light blue/ lilac with flowers
1 x Craghoppers top zip pull on fleece top in grey/brown
1 x bright turquoise towel
1 x faded lime green Coop fabric bag with 2006 or 2008 conference details on
with dirty washing.
1 x 1970's brown squares medium size towel. Distinctive and dated!
1 x Aldi Fairtrade large shopping bag in natural calico colour full of clothes
1 x 32inch light beige chin type trousers
Pants and socks
1 x small classic grey plastic tool box with tools including an old 2CV wing
mirror as an inspection tool!
1 x red (pink) polo shirt
1 x LHM bottle
Various rubber washers and plugs for DS
1 x M&S camping fold up chair
1 x green rucksack and camping chair on one piece
1 x bright red kettle for camping stove
1 x Coleman camping stove with 2 sealed gas cylinders and spoons, knives, etc in
an old cardboard box
1 x Haviana black with brazil colours in side. Size 42-44
1 x Haviana light grey with brazil colours in side. Size 42-44
I had loads of things in my car and need to find other things
Thanks loads and lets hope some of these things appear on line on European Ebay!
Ewan


Also taken from the car was a DS special tool for unscrewing the front wheel bearings that had just been purchased from a trade stand.

Please make others aware of this - as the items may turn up on various selling/auction sites - and contact Ewan or the club if you suspect someone is offering any of these items for sale.
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wasnt it David Conway
had a model taken from his stall priced up at £500
just inside the doors at the museum end of the tread stands

regards malcolm
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Thats sickening! I guess we were lucky, such a shame some c*nts spoil it for the rest of us .
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It's a sad fact that this sort of thing is all too common - the last 2 2CV meetings I went to had tents raided - I'd have been a victim myself at Salbris if I wasn't such a light sleeper.

I've also known components removed from vehicles at local stem shows, sometimes actually immobilising the vehicle in the process, and bits stolen at veteran cycle meetings of a type that would only have been taken by one of the participants.

We can only hope in this case that some of these parts surface somewhere, although I suspect this will not be the case :evil:
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Wonder if that's where my caravan keys went to?
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Aye. It's certainly sad news. Salbris sounded pretty horrific. People were having stuff stolen from their tents while they were asleep. Even if it was in the actual sleeping compartment with them! I think that was probably outsiders breaking into the camp looking for cash or stuff to sell on.

Look at the numbers at Harrogate though. Probably about 3000 people. Sadly chances are that one or two of them are going to be unpleasant. Even in Citroen circles.

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Look at the numbers at Harrogate though. Probably about 3000 people. Sadly chances are that one or two of them are going to be unpleasant. Even in Citroën circles.
We've had them in the old bike circles with a group of less than 200, so yes, there'll be a few around.
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:evil: :evil: :evil: What sh1ts. I hope some get caught and the goods returned. Oh, and look at that flying pig!
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Although there is something of a humour aspect here, stealing "difficult to source car parts" not ipodphones, this doesn't really surprise me. Some people are dickheads, classic car enthusiasts or kids on the bus, am sure everybody here has had or will have a negative experience with a car seller, or somebody selling defective kit, for instance. As I'm sure JayW will discover at the weekend... :oops:
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I'm sure i've had a few items that i was selling dissapear over the years as well. I had some genuine citroen brake pads for a visa Gti, recently though i can't remember seeing them & i certainly didn't sell them :( Thieving bastards, i hope they've contacted all the clubs abroad to keep an eye out on that haul incase its gone across the channel.
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How depressing, I vote Doc for PM, then these kind of people would be 'discouraged' from such things :twisted:
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SCUM.

That is all
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Sadly, in every sphere of any demographic group, there will always be a minority of people that are bastards.
Personally, I'd shoot them in the face.
Hopefully these parts can be recovered, but in all honesty, they were most likely taken by someone that wants them for their own car, and whilst I dont really believe in Karma, with any luck the thieving scum will either meet an unpleasant end, or have some of their stuff nicked.
I had a valver stolen from the farm, almost cerainly by someone that knew exactly what it was, and I've had bus bits nicked, and whilst so far I've never had enough proof to say for sure who it was, if I was ever totally certain, the shotgun would be coming out.
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This is the model that was taken. £500 worth and it's pretty distinctive!
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Philip Chidlow wrote:SCUM.

That is all
Indeed, and even that doesn't fully encapsulate it really. I just don't understand how anyone could take any pleasure in possessing something that was acquired at the cost of someone else's misery. I really feel for that poor DS guy: it's no small misery we're talking about is it?