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skrzastek
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Year : 1992
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My car was getting the final painting touches put on it at a local shop when someone broke into the shop and stole it along with some other stuff sometime between Thursday after 6pm and this morning at 11am when the shop owner called me. Be on the look out for a caged freshly painted white Miata for sale......

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Jfornachon Verified Driver
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Sorry to hear about that. What year and if you have the vin it might help out a bit. At state of setup was it in? Any other details will help as well.

skrzastek
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quote:
Originally posted by Jfornachon:
Sorry to hear about that. What year and if you have the vin it might help out a bit. At state of setup was it in? Any other details will help as well.

91 base car, originally blue. I am trying to find the vin as the car was basically stripped when I got it. The only thing other than the sub-frame and cage was the stock suspension, steering rack, and stock steel wheels on it.

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DW Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Sorry to hear, Scott. We'll keep our eyes open. It didn't have the engine in?

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skrzastek
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Region: Blue Ridge Region
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Year : 1992
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quote:
Originally posted by DW:
Sorry to hear, Scott. We'll keep our eyes open. It didn't have the engine in?

No motor, the car had a 1.8 swapped in it when I got it. My car was the lucky winner of being the first one through the door (as I was going to pick it up tomorrow......)

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Jerry Cabe Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Region: Cincy / Great Lakes Div
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Year : 1991
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Great, now I'm going to have everyone looking at my blue car and wondering.

Sorry to hear about the loss. Any photos taken during any portion of the build that might give some unique feature (like cage construction)? Did the car come with a title when you purchased it (should contain VIN).

Jerry

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skrzastek
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Year : 1992
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car as been found, totally destroyed

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Blake Thompson Verified Driver
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Region: Central
Car #: 97
Year : 1991
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How exactly do you destroy a car with no engine and a full cage?

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Steven Holloway Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Year : 91
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That really sucks!!! Is their Insurance going to cover anything, or are they saying the old "Autos have seperate coverage" BS?

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skrzastek
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Torched, along with a couple of others. The car was not insured, and the shop had signs everywhere stating that it is no responsible for lost/stolen items. I'll cross that bridge tomorrow

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Jon Pressman Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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why the hell would someone go through all that trouble just to torch it? Idiots.

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MFJackson Verified Driver
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Tough luck man, I hope this shop has some balls and makes things right.

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SamBarnett Verified Driver
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Sorry to hear about that bad luck. I hope the shop had insurance and gets you taken care of!

Now would be a good time to remind everyone to look into race car insurance. It doesn't cover you on track but it covers the car in storage, in transit, and in the paddock. I got mine from Heacock and the premium is $500 per year for $20,000 agreed value.

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Steve D. Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Sam -

That pile? $20,000? Did you pay $13,000 for your Thornton motor? [Big Grin]

Scott -

Sorry to hear about the car. Hopefully something can be salvaged from it!

Steve D.

Brandon Bunkley Verified Driver
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quote:
Originally posted by skrzastek:
........the shop had signs everywhere stating that it is no responsible for lost/stolen items. I'll cross that bridge tomorrow

I would have thought that it implies about items in the car and not the whole car? ie....stero,radar detector,or something along those lines. I would be interested if they make things right or not.

Sorry to hear about this.

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Blake Thompson Verified Driver
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quote:
Originally posted by SamBarnett:
Sorry to hear about that bad luck. I hope the shop had insurance and gets you taken care of!

Now would be a good time to remind everyone to look into race car insurance. It doesn't cover you on track but it covers the car in storage, in transit, and in the paddock. I got mine from Heacock and the premium is $500 per year for $20,000 agreed value.

http://www.heacockclassic.com

I believe it's $500 premium up to $50,000, I was talking to them and they pretty much agreed to cover my rig, spares, equipment and racecar to and from the track and in paddock at that price.

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SamBarnett Verified Driver
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Would it make you feel better or worse knowing that a $7000 car beat your twice in one weekend? LOL

Why don't you just accept that it's $20k, that way it won't hurt so much :-)

quote:
Originally posted by Steve D.:
Sam -

That pile? $20,000? Did you pay $13,000 for your Thornton motor? [Big Grin]

Steve D.


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Steve D. Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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quote:
Originally posted by SamBarnett:
Would it make you feel better or worse knowing that a $7000 car beat your twice in one weekend? LOL

Why don't you just accept that it's $20k, that way it won't hurt so much :-)


Whaddya say we just have a rematch in Ohio? [yep] I'd whup you at MY home track, but then you'd have to wait for the ARRC.

Is mid-September open on your calendar? [Big Grin]

Steve D.

SamBarnett Verified Driver
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I say a rematch in Ohio is definitely in order. Sounds like a plan dude.

Just because I won't be running a restrictor plate doesn't mean you don't have to by the way :-)

[ 07-22-2008, 10:24 PM: Message edited by: SamBarnett ]

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Restrictor plate! Who needs a restrictor plate? [Big Grin]

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Jfornachon Verified Driver
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Well I am glad they found your car, but sad to hear that they found it like that. It hurts me to see any miata damaged much less victomized. It sounds like a disgruntled customer or some nervous compatition in your area. I hope the shop makes it right. Is there any thing that is salvagable off the car? You might be able to get the ins. payout and buy the car back. Then you can overnught parts form Japan if you have to and you will be back up and running in no timw.

Tomarrow will be a better day,
Jared

skrzastek
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UPDATE: I have a check in hand from the shop owner which covered what I had in the car (plus a little over....) On the down side, I am now many months behind in my Spec build, so I am currently in the market for a build Spec Miata (or close to completed car)

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