Dyno Don Nicholson 62 Chevy Bel Air Race Car & Trailer
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Sold Date: 12/08/2006
Channel: Online Auction
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS AUCTION WILL GO TO THE RECOVERY AND RESTORATION OF DYNO Don's 1962 Chevy race car.Also if you are looking for additional "Dyno" Don items please e-mail us and let us know what your looking for and if they are available we will list them on auction for you. You are bidding on a copy of the following article, "News Flash Race Car Stolen Please Read" and an 8x10 photo of Dyno Don Nicholson's 62 Chevy Bel Air Bubble Top race car. Anyone who would like to contact us for additional information please regarding this article please call ANY AND ALL HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! Article reads "Dear NHRA Members and Drag Racing Community, My services have been requested by Cindy Nicholson Christie, daughter of "Dyno" Don Nicholson, to assist her in locating Don's last race car, a 1962 Bel Air bubbletop and trailer (Black with "Russell" painted in red and orange on the side with "Dyno Don" painted in the corner). Cindy has given her consent to this information being disseminated to the NHRA community, in hopes of possibly acquiring some valuable leads. Shortly before Don's illness, Don made a verbal agreement with Greg Davis, (a former crew member of Don's) to store Don's Bel Air race car and trailer. Mr. Davis agreed to store the car in lue of payments that weren't being made on a promissory note owed to Don by Mr. Davis. Cindy was advised in 2004 by a friend that Mr. Davis was moving to NV, at which time she called Mr. Davis and tried to make arrangements to pick up race car and trailer. Mr. Davis advised her that t was no rush and he would contact her when the race car and trailer needed to be moved. After months of no contact family members drove to the property and realized Mr. Davis and the trailer were gone. Upon Don's death early this year, Cindy contacted Mr. Davis at which time he became unresponsive and could not be located. T were rumors that Mr. Davis was planning to sell the car. In February of 2006, I was retained by the Nicholson family in hopes of locating Mr. Davis and Don's car. Information revealed that Mr. Davis was residing in the Las Vegas, NV area. I subsequently located Mr. Davis at his place of work but was unable to locate the vehicle. Further investigation proved the vehicle to be in the Riverside, CA area. At the end of February, Cindy Nicholson and some family members, made a trip to Las Vegas and confronted Mr. Davis at his place of business. At this time Mr. Davis did in fact admit the vehicle belonged to the Nicholson family. He stated t was now money owed to him for storage of the vehicle in the amount of $5,300 (Five Thousand Three Hundred Dollars). The $7,000 (Seven Thousand Dollars) promissory note owed to Don was still outstanding and not a payment had been made. Mr. Davis agreed to stay in contact and work out an agreement with the Nicholson family. Cindy and the Nicholson family returned home to California. Shortly following this meeting Mr. Davis again became unresponsive and would not return Cindy's telephone calls.
On November 12, 2006, Don's Granddaughter Candace found the car for sale on eBay with a minimum reserve price of $100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Dollars). At this time Cindy arranges with a close friend to set up a meeting with Mr. Davis to inspect the car. On November 13, 2006, the Nicholson family contacted their local Police Department and filed an embezzlement report, at which time she finds a detective that will take the case with the understanding the outcome could still be a civil matter. On November 15, Mr. Davis agrees and meets with this individual at a single family residence in Mira Loma, CA (Riverside County). At which time, Cindy's friend finds the car and trailer in a dirt lot behind a rural home. The car appears to be in good condition and is housed in the trailer. On November 16, 2006, the Nicholson family return to the residence in Mira Loma advised by local police in hopes of speaking with Mr.Davis. Mr. Davis is located at t...
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