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I joined a honda board so I can figure out how to work on my wife's little POS. I ran across this posting and thought I'd share:


Long story short, my car was owned by this shit and I need to get it off...There is soooo much money involved here that there is no way I can pay the ticket! I know I look like an ass but I need some help here.

Anyone know how one of these things works? I know that there is a rod of some sort goes through the rim to connect to the other side but there is some suspicion that there could be something that could damage my tire/rim.


(One person suggested putting a lunch tray under the tire and skid it home)
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Bawhahahahaa!!! His ride got locked.

At our school, if you don't have a parking permit, and you park your car in the parking lot, you get locked.

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The Denver boot is an attack at people who acquire hundred or thousands of dollars in parking tickets and ignore them.

It gets their attention for sure. They use them in San Francisco effectively, they have Parking Control officers who ride around in DPT white vans with the impedimentia to "boot" the offending cars when they find, them, and they keep busy. There was a article a couple of days ago, about it, some guy in SF's toney Pacific Heights, ran over to his Porsche which was in the process of getting the "boot" and whipped out his wallet and offered to pay the fine on the spot, but too bad, for him, he had to go through the official process of getting the car de-booted lkie everyone else who got their booted or towed. The parking control officers checked the car next to the Porsche and it got the "boot" too.
No mercy for the parking scofflaws. Every now and then some car gets caught with over $12,000 fines on it. Thosethings go unclaimed, and are auctioned off by the Tow companies.

Denver "booties" for motorcycles?
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The Denver boot is an attack at people who acquire hundred or thousands of dollars in parking tickets and ignore them.

It gets their attention for sure. They use them in San Francisco effectively, they have Parking Control officers who ride around in DPT white vans with the impedimentia to "boot" the offending cars when they find, them, and they keep busy. There was a article a couple of days ago, about it, some guy in SF's toney Pacific Heights, ran over to his Porsche which was in the process of getting the "boot" and whipped out his wallet and offered to pay the fine on the spot, but too bad, for him, he had to go through the official process of getting the car de-booted lkie everyone else who got their booted or towed. The parking control officers checked the car next to the Porsche and it got the "boot" too.
No mercy for the parking scofflaws. Every now and then some car gets caught with over $12,000 fines on it. Thosethings go unclaimed, and are auctioned off by the Tow companies.

Denver "booties" for motorcycles?
The trick would be to have a POS car worth much less than the fines and buy it back at the auction with a clean title.
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You'd have to really love that car and have lotsa time.

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The trick would be to have a POS car worth much less than the fines and buy it back at the auction with a clean title.
In San Francisco....

It takes one or two months for the booted or towed car to come up for auction, and there is no way for you to know the day it happens.

I've seen this happen, but you'd better be prepared to bid to win. I saw one guy try to get his pickup truck back that way, but he didn't bid high enough or wasn't quick enough, (Each auction is over in about 60 seconds, 130 cars get sold in one hour) and the guy even had his truck keys with him, but the guy who won his truck in the auction, wouldn't sell it back to the guy who'd once owned it.

That's been tried, but it requires real dedication. The tow company has to send out at least two certifed letters to the last Known registered owner's address, and then if no one replies, the car goes up for auction.

Trouble is, you'd never know when that is. The auctions are usually held every Wednesday at 10AM, and the gates open at 9:00AM, THAT moment is the first time you get to look at a list of the cars going up for auction. There is about 130 cars at a time, with NO advance notice to the public WHICH cars will get auctioned that day, you'd have to go EVERY week, to look, till your car came up for auction.

Also, there have been problems with auction employees stealing wheels, tires, stereos out of cars before they were auctioned, or switching good tires/wheels for cheap ones on the cars, and the good cars somehow disappearing or secretly auctioned off to auction yard emjployees outside the process, every once in awhile the scandals get to be too much and the contracts go to different towing companies.

Those auctions can be fascinating to watch, and theoretically you could get a running car cheap, and I actually once bought a 1986 Chevy Cavalier wagon that had been abandoned for $1200 worth of parking tickets, for only $325, but had to put about $300- $400 into it, set of keys, alighnment,battery, muffler, brakes, tuneup etc. into it to make a runner out of it.

You bid on cars that may or may not run, 90% of them had problems besides tickets, dead batteries, no gas, flat tires, body damage, bad electrics, abandoned cars, cars seized from criminals, and you have no way to know what you are buying, and hundreds of people are there to bid against you, including poor people, tow truck drivers, illegal immigrants, auto mechanics, students, hippies, etc. It is up to you to pay cash on the spot and remove the vehicle yourself by 5pm off the lot that day. There is a locksmith there who cuts ignition keys for $35 each if you want one. (I used him and lucky for me there was juice in the battery and some gas in the car so I got out of there, many people weren"t so lucky)

The day I bought my car, I saw saw a 12 year old Lincoln Towncar speeding away from the auction, it was full of illegal Mexicans who'd gotten it there. It was pretty funny.

It's a real zoo!
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Fucker should pay his tickets. It is called taking responsibilty.
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In San Francisco....

Those auctions can be fascinating to watch, and theoretically you could get a running car cheap, and I actually once bought a 1986 Chevy Cavalier wagon that had been abandoned for $1200 worth of parking tickets, for only $325, but had to put about $300- $400 into it, set of keys, alighnment,battery, muffler, brakes, tuneup etc. into it to make a runner out of it.

You bid on cars that may or may not run, 90% of them had problems besides tickets, dead batteries, no gas, flat tires, body damage, bad electrics, abandoned cars, cars seized from criminals, and you have no way to know what you are buying,

It's a real zoo!
Back in the 70's, I picked up a 1965 Triumph Spitfire MK II convertible for $150 from the Baltimore Abandoned Vehicle Auction. Back then, you paid a refundable $25 entry and the minimum bid was $26 (your fee plus $1).

Try finding a trunnion ring for a 10 year old British car.

Anyhow...
If a car didn't sell, a big guy with a yellow stamp pad and a "J" stamp would stamp a big yellow J on the car, sending it to the junkyard. I saw an early 60's Austin Healy complete with engine (in the trunk) go for junk. Wire wheels and all.
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