The city of Rancho Santa Fe is located in the rolling hills north of San Diego. It claims, like so many other burgs across this country, to have the highest average family income in the nation. Wherever they rank, the little town of 3,100 residents boasts some serious bucks.
And one RSF resident just lost his or hers 2005 blue-with-white stripes Ford GT supercar.
Authorities report that the $200,000 car went missing sometime before July 10 while the owner was away for three weeks. They will not identify the victim (could it be RSF’s most famous resident, golfer Phil Mickelson, long sponsored by Ford?)
Something is rotten in Rancho. The police have at least two stories: they told one news outlet that the car was stolen from a “storage area.” They told another it was taken from a home while it was being burglarized. Neither tale rings true. There is clearly more to the story and that is where you come in.
The local Crime Stoppers line has offered a $1,000 reward for the return of the filched Ford but TTAC is upping the ante. Please predict the story and outcome of this caper for a chance to win a cool automobilia prize. Will the car turn up in a Tijuana junkyard sans engine? Was it owned by a drug lord? More infighting among Carroll Shelby’s heirs? You tell us.
The winner will receive this neat glass-and-granite desktop display honoring the One Millionth Honda Accord rolling off the assembly line in Honda’s Marysville, Ohio plant. This gift was handed out to Honda dealers in 1988.
The winner will be based on whose tale is closest to news reports as of September 1, 2012. If their are no updates on the case by then, the winner will be determined by whose prediction makes us laugh the most. Good luck!