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Discovered - Georgia State Patrol

Discovered – Georgia State Patrol 1983 Mustang

Filed in Ford Mustang by on February 11, 2014 • views: 432

In 1984, Popular Mechanics Magazine featured an article about police cars. In the forefront of the main article photo was a Georgia State Patrol (GSP) 1983 SSP Ford Mustang. (Photo from 1984 Popular Mechanics article) As awesome as these cars were, they eluded collectors for years. Bobby Edwards (kapracing) is a collector of GSP Mustangs, […]

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Georgia State Patrol Photo's - kapracing

Georgia State Patrol Photo Collection – kapracing

Filed in Ford Mustang by on February 10, 2014 • views: 191

Bobby Edwards (kapracing) is the go to guy when it comes to the Georgia State Patrol SSP Mustangs. He currently owns (4) of them with one of them being an extremely rare 1983 model. Bobby is gracious enough to share the information he collects on these cars, as well as old photos he comes across. […]

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Catoosa County Sheriff Trans Am

Catoosa County Sheriff Trans Am

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am by on February 8, 2014 • views: 2098

You can’t have a site dedicated to special service, and non-traditional police vehicles, and not mention the Catoosa County Sheriff Trans Am. The infamous Sheriff J. D. Stewart of Catoosa County Georgia  used Pontiac Trans Am’s at the end of the 1970’s. Sheriff Stewart was a man that appreciated and understood the importance of a […]

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The FBi 1986 Buick Regal T-Type

The FBi 1986 Buick Regal T-Type

Filed in Buick Grand National by on January 27, 2014 • views: 372

There was a story about a FBI Buick Regal T-Type in California that was involved in a crash on the Golden Gate Bridge, and then sold at auction.The car was allegedly purchased at auction by an FBI agent that was eventually transferred to Iowa, where the agent sold the car to a Cedar Rapids mechanic. […]

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Buick T-Types & Grand Nationals

Buick T-Types & Grand Nationals

Filed in Buick Grand National by on January 22, 2014 • views: 655

The FBI Buick Grand National – Fact Or Urban Legend?: I remember hearing a story (back at the end of the 1980’s) about how the FBI had Buick Grand Nationals (GN). I had actually read about it in a magazine. The FBI GN has gone on to become an urban legend with no real proof […]

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U.S. Border Patrol Project Roadrunner

U.S. Border Patrol Project Roadrunner

Filed in Ford Mustang, Pontiac Trans Am by on January 21, 2014 • views: 236

In the early 90’s the US Border Patrol Tucson Sector had a program called Project Roadrunner. The purpose of the program was to reduce the number and length of pursuits using vehicles quicker than the traditional police cars at the time. The border patrol purchased a Chevy Z-28 Camaro, SSP Ford Mustang, and a Pontiac […]

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1979 CHP Chevy Camaro Z-28

The 1979 California Highway Patrol Chevy Camaro Z-28

Filed in Chevy Camaro by on January 16, 2014 • views: 207

Before choosing to purchase the 1982 Ford Mustangs as their primary pursuit vehicle, the California Highway Patrol purchased and tested (12) 1979 Chevy Z-28 Camaros as part of their Special Purpose Vehicle Study program. Three cars each were assigned to four areas — Redding, Bakersfield, El Centro, and West Los Angeles.  These cars were identical […]

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USAF SSP Mustang – Dragon Chaser views: 322

Riding a wingspan roughly as wide as a 10-story building is high, the U-2 pilot, insulated in a full pressurized flight suit and astronaut-like helmet, grips the stick and makes a final check on his alignment with the runway. The Lockheed spyplane is in the final seconds of a long, high-altitude recon mission overflying volatile […]

1982 – The Start of The Police Mustangs views: 392

Ford ‘officially’ offered the Special Service Package Mustang to law enforcement agencies from 1983-1993. However, the introduction of the Special Service Package Mustang actually began in 1982. 1982 – California Highway Patrol: The California Highway Patrol (CHP) was looking for a vehicle that could meet it’s performance needs. These demands were so serious, that it […]

Hot Pursuit – Riding Shotgun With The CHP views: 239

Officer Garrett appreciates a fast car-like his CHP Mustang, which is one of the few left in CHP’s fleet. “Don’t let them kill you on some dirty freeway.” This is the last sentence of a 5-paragraph survival creed that I read more than 7 hours ago in the briefing room in the Altadena California Highway […]

Boones Mill Virginia Police Pontiac GTO views: 432

Photos of this phantom black 2004 Pontiac GTO have been posted on line and mistakenly referred to as a Virginia State Police (VSP) car. But a quick look at the officer in the photo above reveals that he’s in a dark blue uniform with a yellow stripe going down the pant legs. Virginia State Troopers […]