• Sep 11, 2008
Finding a stash of vehicles left to rot can be exciting, like if they're in a barn and they're vintage and would have some high collectible value once fixed up. Finding a stash of cars left to rot at the bottom of a lake, well, that's a downer for everyone. Authorities in Camas, Washington (the state) recently pulled five gutted cars from Lacamas Lake, all of which had been stolen: two Hondas, two Acuras, and a Chevy Tahoe. The lake's water level is low this time of year, which allowed boaters to see the cars underwater. It's the second time the police have had to do salvage duty in the same lake for the same reason, and by their own accounts it is a "stolen car graveyard." If you live in Oregon's greater Vancouver area where the cars were stolen, it could be time to invest in... a snorkel. Thanks for the tip, Thom!

[Source: KPTV]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      wow...that's a sad faith for the cars...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not only does the area suck (at least the people), they steal bad cars too!!!!

      One for the white trash nation of Portland!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oregon's great *portland* area.

      Vancouver is over the border in washington and is small.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not that small. It's Washington's 4th largest city.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Never would I have thought the city I live in would have been mentioned on autoblog.

        Lacamas lake isn't all that big, crazy that there were that many cars in it.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Many more than 5 cars are found every time the police bother to check the bottom of Portland's Willamette River at the Cathedral Park area. It's not regularly-checked so it's usually a watery car graveyard.

      I used to be a Portland cop and those dredgings were good times. It's alarmingly common for car thieves - well, joyriders - to do this. It doesn't help that Portland has a much higher rate of property crimes than similar U.S. cities (and thankfully a much lower rate of violent crimes).
      • 6 Years Ago
      just how do you go about sinking the carcass of a Tahoe in a lake? slide it onto the ice?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Is thet a picture of you now or is that really you, Chevy?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Someone picked it up and threw it of course.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I used to work for Enterprise Rent A Car in Gresham,OR across the river from Camas. When someone would come in to rent a car through their insurance b/c their car was stolen, at the counter we would just say "Civic"?

      90% of the time it was either that or an RSX/Integra.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, my classmate didn't show up for class one day because her car was missing. And the first thing I asked my other friend was what car she drove...and it was not at all surprising that it was an older Civic. Needless to say, the car was stolen and not just towed.
        Anybody who drives a pre-2001 Civic had better invest in a serious engine immobilizing alarm if they want to keep their car.
        On a side note, someone else I know had their Civic stolen and it gave me just a little bit of pleasure since they were the ultimate example of a retard ricer (I wouldn't even care except they spent half their time trashing Civic Si's [at the time I owned a stock Civic Si] while owning and continuously ricing a Civic Si...the level of self-delusion was unbelievable).
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Needless to say"...

        well thanks, now I don't have to bother with the rest of your post, as it was all "needless".
      • 6 Years Ago
      How many of these vehicles had keys in the ignition, and a rock tied to the accelerator?

      These babies weren't stolen. Not in the conventional sense. They were reported stolen, and insurance claims were filed. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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