Crime

Bad guys steal classic Chev from BC couple attending Goodguys show

A red and white 1964 Chevelle very like this one was stolen some time Saturday night outside the Holiday Inn Express on South Hill Park Drive in Puyallup. It has a British Columbia rear license plate, number 360 JLB.
A red and white 1964 Chevelle very like this one was stolen some time Saturday night outside the Holiday Inn Express on South Hill Park Drive in Puyallup. It has a British Columbia rear license plate, number 360 JLB. Courtesy

A Canadian couple brought their red ’64 Chevy convertible to Puyallup for the Goodguys.

It left with the bad guys.

The couple from British Columbia parked their car at a Puyallup motel about 11 p.m. Saturday, after attending the Goodguys 29th Pacific Northwest Nationals car show at the Washington State Fairgrounds, police spokesman Capt. Scott Engle said. By 7 a.m. Sunday, it was gone.

The car is a red 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible with a white ragtop, chrome wheels, an air suspension system in the trunk and a dual exhaust, with British Columbia rear license plate 360 JLB. The front license plate is a replica 1964 British Columbia plate, but not registered to the vehicle.

“Classic car cases can be tough, so we’re hoping someone saw it on the road last night,” Engle said. “We’re going to need the public’s help on this one.”

Classic cars are tougher to track down because many of them stay in garages a long time, Engle said, which means they are less likely to be seen by officers or members of the public.

“We always feel bad when we have this stuff happen,” Goodguys spokeswoman Betsy Bennett said.

The car was taken from a parking lot at the Holiday Inn Express at 812 S. Hill Park Drive, Engle said.

Police have no leads at this time, he added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Puyallup police at 253-841-5415, or their tip line at 253-770-3343.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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