Grudge and no prep racer David “Bird” Jones has become the latest victim of theft in the racing community after his racecar, along with the truck and trailer he uses to haul it, was stolen early this morning. The rig was taken from the Comfort Inn in Forest Hill, Texas sometime between 12:30 and 5 a.m. this morning. Jones is working with the Forest Hill authorities, and there is a growing awareness of the theft on Facebook.
The Camaro, which readers may recognize from Jones’ recent appearances on Street Outlaws and Street Outlaws: New Orleans, is a red, black, and silver 1967 model with black wheels and tinted windows. The car was damaged in an on-track crash a few weeks ago and is currently wearing a solid black fiberglass nose and solid red hood, and a lexan scoop sits atop the carbs. There’s a Cameron Racing decal on each side of the scoop, large Triple G Drive-Away decals on each door, and prominent Nitrous Outlet decals on the rear quarter panels.
Jones’ truck was also taken, along with the open trailer being used to haul the Camaro. The truck is a dark grey 2002 Ford F250 with black wheels and tinted windows. It’s lifted 8.5-inches and has a heavy-duty black front bumper and small steps under each door. The trailer is a 36-foot Maxey air ride flat bed with a toolbox on the front and a taller wind deflector.
Anyone with information should contact the Forest Hill Police Department at (817) 531-5250. There is currently a $13,500 reward for information leading to the recovery of these vehicles. Please share this via any social media outlets to help reach as wide an audience as possible. The more time that passes, the more likely the thieves are to get the vehicles separated and out of view of those looking for them.