Recent Articles #1

Catoosa County Sheriff Trans Am

Catoosa County Sheriff Trans Am

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am by on February 8, 2014 • views: 5671

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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Recent Articles #2

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: 926

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: 1880

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: 532

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: 504

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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Special Service & Police Pursuit Tahoe

Special Service & Police Pursuit Chevrolet Tahoe

Filed in Chevy Tahoe by on January 12, 2014 • views: 410

The Chevy Tahoe was the first real pursuit rated SUV. While SUV’s had been used by public safety agencies, they were either base model civilian versions, or special service versions that were not pursuit rated.

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CHP EVOC SSP Ford Mustang

CHP EVOC SSP Ford Mustang

Filed in Ford Mustang by on January 3, 2014 0 Comments • views: 742

The California Highway Patrol Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) is famous throughout the world as the finest law enforcement driver training program available. The course consists of a 2.3-mile, high-performance driving track, two skid recovery practice areas and a defensive driving course. Additional riding facilities are provided for the Motorcycle Enforcement Training Course. These EVOC […]

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El Dorado County Sheriff Jeep’s views: 18

The Rubicon Trail is a 22-mile-long route, part road and part 4×4 trail, located in the Sierra Nevada of the western United States, due west of Lake Tahoe and about 80 miles east of Sacramento. The Rubicon Trail is legendary with off-road enthusiasts, and Jeep even named one of their models after it. Thousands of […]

Kansas Highway Patrol 1992 SSP Mustang views: 265

Being a SSP Mustang enthusiast that grew up in Kansas City, Aaron has always wanted a Kansas Highway Patrol SSP Mustang. He finally got that chance when a former Kansas Highway Patrol 1992 SSP Mustang showed up for sale. Aaron purchased the car and quickly began disassembling it for restoration. Having access to a lift […]

FHP Unmarked SSP Mustang views: 250

Just because you want to own and drive a SSP Mustang the way it was used in service, doesn’t mean you have to drive a ‘marked’ one. There are agencies out there that used the Mustangs as both marked, and unmarked patrol vehicles. Case in point is this 1992 calypso green Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) SSP […]

NYPD Ford Fusion Police Car views: 359

I’m sure you’re use to seeing patrol cars on this site from the 1980’s – 1990’s, so I thought I would throw you a curve ball. This is the NYPD (New York Police Department) 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. It is not a police package or special service package car. So why does NYPD use them? […]