One classic car a day is stolen claim police


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In this week's issue of the popular motoring newspaper Classic Car Weekly there is a report of an increase in classic car thefts with a call for a national crime database for historic vehicles to be established. The report says "according to one of the UK's top historic vehicle experts in the police, classic car crime is now a "sad fact of life" and that thefts are increasing to the point where one is being stolen virtually every day." An advisor on classic car theft for the Federation for British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) says "we fully support the idea of a database . . we need to increase people's awareness."

Others suggest that social media is now the best way of recovering stolen classics - Facebook and Twitter are good for publicity.

We have recently reviewed a GPS vehicle tracker which can be installed in your classic car which sends text message reports of any tampering with the car and responds to mobile calls with text messages with location data so you will be able trace the car. With that information reporting the theft to the police should enable them to take action to recover the vehicle. For information on the tracker see our review of the tracker and information on setting up and installing the device.