As we stalked the 2021 SEMA Show and the rows of jaw-dropping show trucks, we were captivated by the attention to detail. From the custom fabrication on the suspension links and blinged-out powder coats to the 20-wides, towering coilovers, and train horns, these machines are impressive. It broke our hearts to see that some of these machines had parts missing.
Driveshafts were missing from some of these trucks, and we can only assume it’s the work of the SEMA Show Driveshaft Bandit. This fugitive’s M.O. involves removing the front prop shaft from show trucks, strangely paying no attention to the rear. The Driveshaft Bandit leaves not a fingerprint or shred of evidence, save for a gaping void between transfer cases and pinion yokes.
By the end of our search, we did find what we believe to be the calling card of the Driveshaft Bandit. Looking beneath one truck where the U-joint would have attached to the yoke, we discovered a plaque of sorts with this cryptic symbol. We’ll leave it to you, internet sleuths, to puzzle over who might be pilfering these prop shafts.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.