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BREAKING NEWS: Team Japspeed Impreza FOUND

On behalf of everyone here at Team Japspeed, a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has helped in the past 24 hours. The support we’ve had from everyone – facebook, BBC News, Thames Valley Police and all the car clubs has simply been overwhelming, and we are SO happy to report the Impreza has been found and is now on its way back to Team Japspeed with a bit of help from BDC’s Simon Perry.

We cannot go into too many details due to the ongoing investigation, but the car was found partially stripped in the early hours of the morning (Reading area) by Thames Valley Police with thanks to the genuine information and spottings people had provided. We will know later today if any extensive damage has been done but right now we’re just beyond happy to have the car back relatively unscathed – it seems we got the car just at the right time.

Once again, a MASSIVE thank you to all of you for your support – whether you’ve been out looking, changed your profile picture, phoned around or just simply posted on our Facebook. We quite simply couldn’t have done it without you.

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  1. Steinbrecher David June 13, 2011 at 7:17 am

    That’s a fucking excellent news !!

    I’m really happy for you guys , you deserved it !!

    Well done !! 😉

  2. Barney Dade June 13, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Well done for getting this beast back, hope baggsy is happy!!! =D

  3. Mandy Stevens June 13, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I’m so over the moon to get up this morning to this news..We have all been so worried and feared we would never see her again.. this is just the best news :O) :O) :O)
    from a fellow subaru impreza owner x

  4. charlotte tagg June 13, 2011 at 7:26 am

    im so pleased you found it 😉 have a good day x

  5. Rich June 13, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Nice one guys, lets hope the cars all good for the next Rnd.

  6. fran June 13, 2011 at 7:50 am

    woke up this morning to this news im so happy its been found i bet the owners is over the moon to hope the theives get what is coming to them

  7. Viezu Berkshire June 13, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Glad you got the car back and lets hope who ever took it gets more than there wrists slaped… :-)

  8. Deco84 June 13, 2011 at 8:00 am

    delighted yous got it back

  9. a5tr4 June 13, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I am a member on the Astra H forum and I and I am sure other members on AON and other various car forums around the world share in your elation and happiness, goes to show that people are not only proud of what we own, we all look for one another.

    Take care and all the best getting the car back to better than 100%.


  10. chris collins June 13, 2011 at 8:25 am

    hey guys, bloody great news to wake to this morning!!!!!! so happy for you guys to get back the car, that so much work has gone into (i know as a fellow impreza owner lol), well its shame we dont adopt the middle eastern approach to theft and cut the fuckers hands off!!!!!!! (just a thought)….. luck is certainly on your side this time in a manner of speaking anyway.

  11. Paul turbo June 13, 2011 at 8:51 am

    must say your very lucky guys that it was idiots who stole it or you would of never got it back if pro’s took it… good on you & see you at jap show on 19 th

  12. Carly Warburton June 13, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I have been keeping a watch out on facebook and on the news and on Blackberry messenger!! I am so happy to know that u got ur car back guys!!

    Just hope its not gonna be major repairs needs doing to it!!!

    Keep us up to date!


  13. sam June 13, 2011 at 9:25 am

    such good news guys. hope you dont have too much work to do to her.
    what made these criminals think they could steal a car like this one. its got such a reputation. either way glad you got your pride and joy back :-)

  14. james burgess June 13, 2011 at 9:28 am

    hey, i heard about this new yesterday and i was sorry to about this, so i put my profile picture on face and the video, so we can bring this car home.

    i woke up this morning to find that the car had been found this morning and i am glad she is in the right hands now.

    i shall be keep a look out on this site to see what the damage is :-)

  15. June 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Such a relief to find this news this morning. I was thinking that it wouldn’t ever be seen again, let alone in near enough 1 piece. I can tell you there’s been plenty of concern through the various contacts and as this good news is filtered through…I’m sure everyone will be relieved.

    All the best with the repairs etc

  16. gary redmond June 13, 2011 at 9:53 am

    gland its back good job found when it was think the thieving c**ts should be named and banned from all car shows and clubs. Hope the parts that had been stripped where still in same place as the car.
    How people think they can get any with stealing a car like that.

  17. RIIIDAA June 13, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Great news, time to invest in trackers

  18. Dan June 13, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Great to hear…
    it’ll be great to see it back on the track again

  19. david ottaway June 13, 2011 at 10:06 am

    glad u have the car back lets hope its not to much work to get it back on the track for bdc

  20. Kevin Wilson June 13, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Takes a lot to put a smile on my face at 5am on a Monday morning when I’m getting up for work, but that news managed to do it :)

  21. Ian Okeefe June 13, 2011 at 10:53 am

    was devastated on Saturday when i heard it had been stolen as i was at PVS ,glad its been found guys al be it missing a few bits by the looks of the pictures.

  22. matt June 13, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Great news! How they thought theyd get away with it i dnt know!

    A wanabee scooby owner!

  23. jay gray June 13, 2011 at 11:54 am

    good to hear guys well done :)

  24. kel nelson June 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    SOOOOOO Happy to hear that YAY!!

  25. mike (mysticmike) June 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    brilliant news i see you guys at japfest and im so pleased you got it back nice touch every one involved

  26. Marc@MDV June 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    wkd news guys,glad the cars back,was watching this @ FCS and cudnt beleive someone could take from right under ur nose at a car show,put it on my facebook site that it had been stolen,hope it helped. :) :)

  27. Dr Zux June 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Glad you have got it back, was very shocked as I’d not that long before it was stolen taken a picture of my daughter stood in front of it.

    Was ashamed to be part of the VX community at PVS when it happened. Glad to see it back and hope too much wasn’t stripped from it.

  28. Jaymz June 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Great news, it’s good when us petrol heads stick together.

    1. hope the scrote who did it gets done properly
    2. buy a tracker


  29. dee(denise) whiteley June 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    i cant even express how happy i am for you guys to have this masterpiece back in yr possession
    best news have had all year

  30. Glyn (shipo) white June 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Brilliant news. Look forward to seeing you on track soon.

  31. ginge June 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    im so pleased to hear this, me and about 20 others were searching around the windsor area where it was spotted, from 6pm till about 1:30 am and im so glad its been found people from other forums were searching aswell even my brother knew before me about this and he is a old ford freak 😀

  32. Alex B June 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Really good news & glad it was found early enough not to be fully stripped & ruined. Lets hope The Scoob has many more happy drift days ahead.

    Alex B