$60,000 race car stolen in Palmetto

by Wes Mayer

Authorities with the Palmetto Police Department are on the lookout for a trailer that contained an expensive dragster race car when it was stolen Thursday.

On Thursday, Palmetto resident David Tatum reported as stolen his 1993 Gold Rush trailer, which contained his 1967 Chevrolet dragster. In a prepared release from the Palmetto Police Department, authorities say officers responded to the call on the 8000-block of Roosevelt Highway, met with the victim and found three other vehicles on the property were broken into as well.

“The car is 60 grand plus,” Tatum told a Fox 5 TV news reporter. “I had my weather station, computer, all my driving equipment… That’s between $80 and $100 thousand worth of stuff right there.”

The trailer is white with Georgia tag 4921VF, and the dragster is described as silver with several racing stickers on both sides, according to Palmetto Police.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the trailer, race car or information on the theft has been asked to contact Sgt. Lee Gragg with the Palmetto Police Department at 706-463-9068.



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