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Not T-Bucket related but this just isn't right.......I received the following e-mail today from the folks at Ball's Rod & Kustom:

Between 1AM and 4AM on Saturday, August 8, 2009, FOUR Hurst/Olds were stolen from 2 hotel parking lots adjacent to each other in Indianapolis, Indiana. There were over 125 Hurst/Olds in attendance for the Hurst/Olds Club of America 25th National Meet. This was a calculated "hit", not a random crime. The thieves knew we were going to be there, they knew which cars they wanted, they knew what they were doing and they got us!
It took them less than 1 minute to gain entry to a car, have it running and leaving the parking lot. They used a white crew cab pickup truck and drove into the lot and parked like they were a guest. One person exited the truck and hit the car, then both left. They went back and forth from one hotel to the other, not raising suspicion. This was evident from reviewing the hotels security tapes. Following is a list of the cars with unique features about each. All of the cars had a roof option.

1. 1979 Hurst/Olds black and gold
Rare factory moon roof
Rare black vinyl interior – driver’s seat has a small hole from a broken spring
Chrome cover over the A/C pulley mounted with brass screws
Crack in the RH corner of the black dash pad
Switches mounted on the hood, trunk & doors from an old security system
Lock to actuate the old system is still located under the left parking light.
Also in this car that may be sold separately: 4) posters of Linda Vaughn and a 1983 copy of Hot Rod magazine with Warren Johnson on the cover w/autograph

1. 1983 Hurst/Olds black
All original 80K mile car
Complete numbers matching car
Maroon cloth interior
Small crack (¼") in the dash by the VIN
Eagle GT II tires with 500 miles
Black and white authentic 1979 Michigan plate with a 1983 sticker

1. 1983 Hurst/Olds black
Maroon cloth interior
Aftermarket stripes are more orange than the correct red
Jack storage decal in trunk has Doc Watson’s signature
H/O emblem on the dash has Linda Vaughn’s signature with hearts
Dash has minor crackling in the center area

1. 1984 Hurst/Olds silver
Rare factory moon roof
Red light mounted in each wheel well for display purposes
Snaps around the underside of the hood used for attaching a cover.

Now it is time for us to find the thieves. Indianapolis News, channel 8 WISH TV did an interview with several H/OCA members including 1 of the victims. To view this clip go to, click on "more stories" and then "four classic cars stolen". Anyone having information about any of these cars can contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS or Judy Badgley at 517-645-7438 or

Please pass this along to ALL of your car friends no matter what make and model they collect. Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen to someone else. KEEP TRACK ON EBAY AND CRAIGS LIST FOR THESE UNUSUAL CARS AND/OR PARTS!

Thanks Doug & Judy Badgley

kyle said:
:rifle:Hope you track the bastards down and smoke em.!!:)

exactly f%$^%$ vermin we have had exactly the same here in Australia with rods and collectables taken in the last few years at major events and at motels
hope you do get them back

regards Dave

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