A band of thieves is being blamed for a brazen nighttime theft of 33 historic trophies from the Goodwood estate, where the Festival of Speed and Revival are held. According to the Telegraph, at least four burglars drove up to the Earl Of March's 12,000-acre estate on Monday night in a Range Rover, whereupon they broke a window at the Kennels Clubhouse (above, upper left) and smashed four cabinets to gain access to the trophy collection.

The trophies are valued at £15,000 – over $22,700 US – but are essentially priceless because they cannot be duplicated and some have significant historic and sentimental value. One of the stolen pieces includes the Mobil Oil Trophy, awarded in 1931 to the Earl's grandfather for a race at Brooklands.

An estate spokesperson fears the trophies may be sold for scrap, as they figure to be very difficult to sell. A reward has been set up for the return of the trophies and local police are asking for help from anyone who may know anything about the burglary.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Freakin' wankers. Catch'em and have them put their balls on a hot exhaust manifold.
      • 2 Years Ago
      At least no one was hurt. It's still unfortunate that it happened.
      • 2 Years Ago
      what would they do with them???? who wants some trophy's from car legends just because? its stupid
      • 2 Years Ago
      He said, 'Good Wood'
      • 2 Years Ago
      33 "historic, irreplaceable" trophies are only worth $22,000? i guess they weren't valuable enough to warrant secure display cases
        • 2 Years Ago
        exactly my thoughts "ZOMG irreplacable trophy worth of $75!!!111!!!!"
      • 2 Years Ago
      The fact that it was essentially worthless (as far as resale value) trophies that were stolen from a country club, and that the thieves used a Range Rover as the getaway car suggests to me it wasn't a band of professionals burglers so much as a bunch of 50-something Harvard alums, loaded on single malt whiskey, who figured pulling this kinda stunt would be just like when they kidnapped Handsome Dan back in '78.
      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      As a regular listener of podcasts from England, it's amazed me what people will steal for scrap.... NOTHING is off-limits. Even the scale train tracks, and leaded roofs off miniature houses in kiddie parks. Some football clubs have been hit hard as well.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Trust me, a drug habit had NOTHING to do with these antics.
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