Dude, where’s my car? Dad appeals for help in finding vehicle lost after Norwich night out

James Boyett, 31, left his maroon VW Golf somewhere between the UEA and Prince of Wales Road - but d

James Boyett, 31, left his maroon VW Golf somewhere between the UEA and Prince of Wales Road - but does not know exactly where he parked it. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant

A motorist is struggling to remember where he parked his car before a night out – two weeks ago.

Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott in the film Dude, Where's My Car?

Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott in the film Dude, Where's My Car? - Credit: Submitted

James Boyett, 31, left his maroon VW Golf somewhere between the UEA and Prince of Wales Road – but does not know exactly where he parked it.

The father-of-two spent hours frantically searching and drove around in a taxi trying to spot the 16-year-old vehicle.

He even returned to Norwich from his home in Red Lodge, Suffolk, four times after getting lifts from friends, all to no avail.

Norwich City Council has no record of a missing, illegally parked or abandoned car with the registration T975 VDV, a sunroof and a hole in the side.

James Boyett, 31, left his maroon VW Golf somewhere between the UEA and Prince of Wales Road - but d

James Boyett, 31, left his maroon VW Golf somewhere between the UEA and Prince of Wales Road - but does not know exactly where he parked it. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Supplied

Mr Boyett, a labourer, said: 'I've looked all over and I don't know where it has gone. I am even trying to buy a car now to go back myself and look properly.

'It's so stupid, I have never done anything like this before. I just hope someone comes across it if they see it on their travels.'

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He parked at the UEA on Friday, October 30 around 9pm for a Halloween party at nightclub Pam's House.

After the gig ended he drove towards Mercy so he could have a drink at the club, but could not remember where he left the vehicle before arriving at the venue.

The next morning, after staying at a friend's house, he took a taxi back to the UEA before returning to Norwich, asking the driver to take detours around the city to help in his search.

He spent the next two days retracing his route, yet two weeks and four 85 mile round-trips later, in scenes reminiscent of the 2000 film Dude Where's My Car?, he still has no idea where his vehicle is.

'I came up to Norwich by myself. I wanted to go to a music event but now I can't remember where I left my car,' he explained.

'It might be on a side street where no one notices it or it might have loads of parking tickets on.

'I just can't keep going to Norwich lots of times to look for it. I have been four times already, getting friends to drive me around Norwich for about two hours.'

If you think you know where Mr Boyett's car is email rosa.mcmahon@archant.co.uk or call 01603 772453.