Post by Steam McQueen on Feb 12, 2019 20:30:02 GMT -5
- I noticed this pic as part of a 'geocaching' site.
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.
This particular challenge involved getting the clues from the license plates of pictures of State police cars. The Monaco here wasn't part of the clues as we can't really see the plate, but there's a bunch of other cop cars pictured.
Post by Steam McQueen on Feb 13, 2019 17:23:17 GMT -5
^ In case anyone was thinking it's strange that the Monaco above is a Custom, it's because that's a Washington State car and that particular agency was known to purchase civilian vehicles and add the cop stuff themselves in their own garage. That's what I've read about Washington State cars anyway. Tough to prove it was a cop car after they come out of service and rejoin civilian life as they would not be a K-code or an A38 package. Maybe some Fleet options on them I'm not sure? I seem to recall it was mentioned that there was another agency that would do the same thing, buy civilian vehicles and add the cop stuff themselves. I can't remember which agency that might have been at the moment.
Here's a 1976 Monaco from that above link (not a Royal Monaco ) ...
Post by Steam McQueen on Feb 25, 2019 21:50:47 GMT -5
- I noticed some cop car pics from the Toronto Public Library archives. Mostly Plymouth squads but here's a couple of cool Monaco pics!
A car-top sign that can be put up in seconds in emergency situations in traffic is demonstrated by Constable Don Landry of the Burlington, Ontario Provincial Police detachment. The $3,500 signs have eight different messages. (1974)
Post by Steam McQueen on Feb 25, 2019 22:04:48 GMT -5
- Cool pic, downtown Toronto dated 1976.
I cropped it here to show just the car, they did run 1976 Gran Fury's so that might be what we're looking at ?
The Snowstorm last night; the third major one to hit Metro this winter; dumped 15 centimetres (6 inches) of snow in six hours; causing dozens of minor accidents as well as traffic jams and street-closings. A police car blocked north and southbound traffic on Bay St. between Wellington and Front as snow fell off the Royal Bank building under construction at Bay and Front Sts. Elsewhere; cars stalled when flying slush soaked their wiring and ignition systems.
I always wondered why agencies would order civilian cars when they had access to all of the goodies K Codes and A38s came with.
I can't recall what the reason was. Too bad we don't have all the old threads from the Blues Central days because that's where I first read about it. I'm certain it was mentioned that it wasn't just Washington State that did it that way either.
Here's two pics dated 1976. The Gran Fury's are for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as we can see by the paint scheme, identical to the CHP scheme. And look at that ... Valiant cop cars! So we know the Valiant's are 1976 models as that was the only year for them as a police package.
These Police Recruits Have 8 Cylinders, It looks like a mobile regiment lined up for inspection, and in a way it is.
Post by Steam McQueen on Mar 3, 2019 18:06:16 GMT -5
- This pic is from 1973 with what looks like a couple of '72 Fury's.
Police and public outside Toronto-Dominion Bank branch at Adelaide St. just east of Bay St. as another policeman arrives on a horse. Shortly before noon today two masked men escaped with $11,000 in Metro's first bank hold-up of the year. The men, described as being in their 20's, used a stolen car to effect their escape. On October 22, 1970 the same bank branch was robbed of $12,000.
Post by Steam McQueen on Mar 29, 2019 20:14:20 GMT -5
- I noticed a few pics of these two officers, I believe the pics were used as part of a recruitment program. It was always the same two, one had the flashlight going each time and the other was on the phone each time. Pic is dated 1975, car is a 1974 Fury.
Not something you see every day. This pic is also dated 1975.
Watching a building from which a sniper fired on the Don Valley Parkway yesterday; a police officer crouches behind his car; a telescopic sight on his rifle. Police closed the expressway for 15 minutes during the evening rush hour while they searched an apartment building overlooking the parkway.