Prized car stolen from North Texas racer

A North Texas race car driver is revved up over the theft of his 1967 Chevy Camaro.

Saturday night, David "Bird" Jones, who is a fixture on the sanctioned street racing scene and a regular on Discovery Channel's "Street Outlaws” took his Camero to a car show in Waco.

Jones put his prized possession on a flatbed trailer and towed the Camero using his Ford F-250 pickup truck. 

On his way back home to Kemp, Jones got tired and decided to make an overnight pit stop at a hotel in Forest Hill. It turned out to be a $100,000 mistake.

“I felt like if anybody cranked up my truck, I would hear it. Well, it was gone,” Jones said.

Jones says he reviewed grainy surveillance video from the hotel that showed a guy driving off in his truck with the trailer and Camero in tow around 2:30 in the morning.

“The car obviously stuck out like a sore thumb. I mean, there's only one around like it,” Jones said.

Sunday morning, Jones posted a plea to his fans on Facebook. It’s been shared over 50,000 times. Jones is hoping someone will spot the car thief, before they make it past the finish line.

Jones has insurance on the Camero, but with all the modifications he's done to it, Jones says he's still out at least $40,000.

His fans started collecting money and as of right now, they're offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the safe return to Jones' Camero. Anyone with information is asked to call Forest Hill Police.

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