Nobody wants to find themselves sitting in a police car. That is, of course, unless they own that police car. But believe it or not, that is a possibility for the average driver.
When police agencies upgrade to new cruisers, they don't just ditch their old ones on the side of the highway. Instead, they sell them to places like Copcarsonline, where for 24 years, Florida-based Jon Woodhouse has been refurbishing and selling former law-enforcement vehicles.
Most of Woodhouse's buyers are smaller p...
by Benjamin Preston
Let's say you've spent a couple decades busting drunk drivers, chasing robbers or sending wise guys to prison. Finding something to do after you retire that doesn't bore you to death can be tricky. In New York City, there is one pastime that allows some former officers of the country's largest police force to stay engaged with department while they learn about a specific part of NYPD history: restoring old cop cars.
I met a group of mostly retired NYPD police officers recent...
Like anyone interested in purchasing any vintage car, there are decisions to be made and things to be considered. Let’s look at a few of them rationally and simply one at a time, ones that I personally consider of great importance. I’m only addressing a few irrefutable facts. You can make you...
It's the common reaction to the vehicle driven by 30-year-veteran Officer Jim Ritter. By his count, the Plymouth has caused at least three fender-benders.
"People will stop their cars and run across three lanes of traffic ...
Thanks to our good friends at Camp Quality,lunch will be provided to all.
All drivers & family members will be feed on the day.
We will have a donation bucket - should you feel the need to provide one.(donation that is)
For all of you who haven't resisted for the 2011 event - please go to
This will be a big year for KIDS in CARS, each year this event has grown.
KIC have changed the format for this even...
A Masterton man suspected of turning up at crash scenes in a fake "fire safety marshall" patrol car, posing as a paramedic or fireman, is under investigation by police.
His car was spotted most recently in Ngaumutawa Rd on the afternoon of Thursday, August 19.
A witness told police they had seen the car being driven down the busy arterial route with lights flashing and an air horn blaring.
The person said the car appeared to be driving to an emergency and ...
Not sure if you are aware of this but a new law is coming into effect on 1 November that allows anybody to get your name and address just by supplying your licence plate number. You can opt out from this by visiting the NZ Transport Authority website and going through a few forms. You will need your driver’s licence to proceed. I’m a bit concerned that someone can see you driving down the road, in your nice car, set...?
What was briefly a brothel is now a celebration of law enforcement.
The International Police Museum in Dannevirke opened yesterday.
Former Hamilton Senior Sergeant Bruce Lyon and wife Maureen converted the high-profile building on Dannevirke's main street into a museum and bed-and-breakfast after Mr Lyon ended 36 years in the police with a sudden career switch.
The collection includes teddy bears, badges, a range of model police vehicles and caps from Poland, Germany, South Africa, Arge...
As well as outlining the use of red, blue, green and white beacons, the rules say that an amber beacon may be fitted to a vehicle in accordance with a traffic management plan approved by a road-controlling authority.
It also allows for the use of an amber beacon when the vehicle is going to be stopped or driven slowly and where other road users nee...
Thursday Apr 22, 2010
Amid growing anger in Russia over state officials and businessmen using special sirens on their cars to flout traffic regulations, the country's Parliament is considering a law that would drastically restrict their use.
The flashing blue lights, or migalki as they are known in Russian, are the bane of ordinary motorists, especially in the capital.
Driving at high speed down the wrong side of the road, whizzing through Moscow's notorious traffic jams while ambulances an...
In 1968 the first of the grey Police cars arrive and the Police vehicles remained grey , with a single red flashing light until 1978, when the new style patrol cars rolled out with the dual blue flashing lights.
The blue flashing lights was a departure from the conventional emergency vehicles in that Police cars do not have sirens.
It was important, therefore, for police cars to be able to be visually seen in heavy traffic and not to be confused with numerous brake & indicator flashing lights...
Post Falls, Idaho
Tim gets all fired up and attends a ‘Minor’ call-out to experience a special little 1964 Morris Minor 1000 fire appliance
Here at NZ Classic Car I’ve covered a few old fire appliances over the last decade, ranging from a big Ahrens-Fox in an Australian museum to a working Land Rover fire engine in Haast, but I certainly wasn’t prepared to experience one so tiny as a Morrie Thou! What’s more, our featured fire appliance does actually get used by ...
A former police officer is breathing new life into a former Hawkes Bay brothel.
Dannevirke's historic Public Trust building, which gained notoriety during a spell as the brothel Promiscuous Girlz last year, has been sold to the Waikato ex-policeman who plans to turn it into an international police museum.
Dannevirk has an 'International Police Museum' that is due to open in early 2010. This contains police memorabilia from around the world, including several police vehicles.
What: Museum Lodge, Dannevirke
Where: 133 High Street, Dannevirke 4930, New Zealand.
More details soon.