Car thieves love easy pickings, which is why a Ford Escort RS2000 or a Triumph TR4 is far more tempting than overcoming the sophisticated security of a new BMW or Audi worth the same sort of money. It’s worrying to think that the boys in blue aren’t being given the resources they need to tackle a growing problem, but there is plenty we can do to stop having to call them in the first place. Make sure your classic is properly covered by insurance, for a start. Those with high-value classics or those prone to components theft might now consider swabbing every part liberally with Selecta DNA fluid. I’d recommended looking at fitting additional security devices – and there are plenty of those on the market. Most importantly, keep an eye on it. Even if you think it’s safely locked way or it’s become an automotive Fort Knox, check it out on a regular basis – some thefts go unreported for days or sometimes even weeks. The best thing we can to do to protect the cars we love is to make it as difficult as possible for thieves to take them.