Not sure if this is the location for this post. We are having a car show on December 9, in socal. It is in partnership with the CHP, 11-99 Foundation and ChiPs for KIDS. There will be quite a few emergency vehicles and vintage police vehicles. Love to see a Blumo there from someone close enough to make the show. Thanks!
talking about this page, that backs up the claim: www.allpar.com/squads/history.html ------ 1969 was the year of the ultimate squad; for a quarter century afterwards, nothing could match its performance capability - the 1969 Polara Pursuit. This was the apex of the high-power era, the last year before lower compression engines and tightening emisions requirements. The 1969 Polara Pursuit, with its 375 bhp 440, sleek new "fuselage" bodystyle, and standard 3.23 axle, could do 0-60 in 6.3 seconds, the quarter mile in 14.3 seconds (at over 99 mph), and run out to a top speed of (or, by some accounts, above) 147 mph!
It took a 25 years, a Corvette engine, and a four-speed transmission for any other police cruiser to match these figures. In LAPD use, the 383-engined Belvedere Pursuit was extremely successful and well-liked, gaining the (accurate) nickname "four-door Roadrunner".
Why the 1969 CHP Polara was such a big deal (by Mike Sealey)
It held the record on the Chrysler test track in Chelsea, MI for highest top end achieved by a factory-built 4 door sedan (149.6 mph). The record was eventually broken by a 1994 Caprice with an LT1 but it took 25 years and a Corvette engine to finally do it.
CHP and LAPD were prized enough customers that Chrysler made specific parts for each department, factory part numbers and all. CHP even had its own cam grind among other things. -----
Show date is getting closer. We have a number of old cop cars signed up and a nice selection of other cars. Still hope to see a local Blumo. We have a website at legendsofthe highway.com and you can pre-register and purchase T-shirts even if you can't attend the show. The event supports a couple of good causes.
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2012 11:44:12 GMT -5 by forzav12