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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: 1234

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: 390

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: 376

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: 321

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: 551

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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Alabama DPS Javelin

Alabama DPS Javelin – The Original Pony Police Car

Filed in AMC by on January 3, 2014 0 Comments • views: 331

Before the Camaro and Mustang pony cars were ever used for Police duty, another pony car had already left its mark patrolling the highways. In 1971, the Alabama Department of Public Safety received (2) AMC Javelins on loan from Reinhardt AMC of Montgomery, Alabama. The cars were a a 1971 Javelin SST with a 304-2v […]

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History of The SSP Mustang

History of The SSP Mustang

Filed in Ford Mustang by on January 3, 2014 0 Comments • views: 212

1982 – California Highway Patrol Mustang In 1982, the California Highway Patrol requested Mustangs from Ford to test as high speed enforcement vehicles. Big block police cars were now a thing of the past, and the full-size Ford Crown Victoria’s were underpowered for pursuit duty. The California Highway Patrol had performed an 18-month test of […]

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FHP Unmarked SSP Mustang views: 49

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: 127

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? […]

1993 Nevada Highway Patrol Ramcharger views: 122

This beautiful 1993 Nevada Highway Patrol Ramcharger is owned by ‘MoparMike23’. Mike is well known not only in the MOPAR community, but in the police car restoration community as well (NHPcars.com). Mike first saw the Ramcharger parked in the Nevada Highway Patrol’s storage lot in 2005. It had front end damage from a 1997 collision with […]

USAF SSP Mustang – Dragon Chaser views: 669

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 […]