STOLEN!!!

Dann

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Last night my 1998 GT2 was stolen in Arleta Ca. It was in a 2 car Haulmark enclosed trailer (red), when someone made off with it. It is build number 54 of the 100 built. This is in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, California.
Please keep a look out of this vehicle. If anyone sees or happen to hear of anything, please contact me thru this forum or call or text me @ 661 713 8188.
Thank you for any help,

Dann
 

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Glad to hear the good news. Definitely
has me thinking about what I can do differently, like a tracking tag as others have mentioned.
 

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Are there any tags you'd recommend? Sounds like a good idea.
Something I'll have to do some research on. I've looked into them for my luggage while I travel. I know they have gotten very popular, but I don't know all of the ins and outs about vehicle use, i.e. I know apps can detect them, but how hard are they to jam? Anyone more knowledgeable than myself is more than welcome to school us up about it.
 
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I too would be interested in what tracking device would be the best.

Dann
 

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Are there any tags you'd recommend? Sounds like a good idea.
Apple AirTags, a $25 vehicle tracking solution, you get what you pay for.

I put an Apple AirTag on my 1996 RT/10, and on 3 PODS moving containers, for a cross-country move back to CA. I had continuous location tracking on the PODS containers, but I had ZERO Apple AirPods location tracking of the vehicle while it was inside a Reliable Carriers enclosed transport trailer. Location tracking resumed as soon as the vehicle was unloaded from the trailer. I would have thought anybody, including the driver, just walking by the trailer while in transport or even on the highway, with an iPhone somewhat nearby to relay the AirTag location, would have given me at least a few position locations along the way.
 

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Is Lojack still the standard for stuff like that? It's the first name that comes to mind for me at least, though I've never actually used them myself. That's more of a full service kind of setup vs something that's more "personally" managed like an AirTag. Granted I think it's probably more powerful, but potentially less convenient in the sense that I think you have to go through them as a middleman.
 

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GPS tracking systems like lojack are a monthly subscription. The hardware is not expensive but the monthly fee is.

Airtags work with Bluetooth and crowd sourcing on Apple products. The tag pings to someone's Apple product that is in 800ft open area (Bluetooth range) it's location.
Anything barrier between them reduces the range. Plus users can turn off their device from being pinged. So if no Apple product is around no tracking.

I was just to use one of my old phones and find an app instead of create one, get a cheap sim card and get it to send text locations to me. That is how those cheap non subscription gps locators work. Looked at that like 10years ago.

Problem now is the cheap gps locators run on the bands that the cellphone companies stop using in jan 2023 so you have to be careful buy one.
 

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How did the car get stolen? Did they screwdriver the lock key? Was the car hauler locked up? Sounds like an inside job.
 

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