Emergency Services Day 2nd May 2016
Well here we are again at one of the clubs regular shows the Emergency Services Day held each year at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey. Even with a few late withdrawals we still managed to display ten vehicles and a great display it was. Contrary to the predictions of our so called weather forecasters it actually turned into a fairly pleasant day. Although it was slightly overcast we did have periods of sunshine but the forecast rain held off till the end.
Main line up of club members vehicles on the grass area near the Brooklands Museum entrance
Now I am going to start with a new addition to PCUK's classic car fleet by showcasing Tim Smith's newly completed project his Ford Granada Scorpio. This unmarked vehicle belonged to Essex Police and was the personal transport of the serving Chief Constable of the time. The vehicle has been beautifully returned to it's in-service specification right down to the Chief's hat, tunic and brief case.
Working from left to right along the display line here are the other vehicles members brought to the show.
Metropolitan Police Rover SD1 3500 from the Special Escort Group now in the hands of Chris Taylor.
Has had a spruce up over the winter months and is looking good.
Nice to see Dave Malones Hertfordshire Constabulary Ford Granada back on the road after some major work on it's engine and some minor work on the body.
Nearly didn't make it after a slight mishap involving a trailer whilst being returned to David. Extra strops anyone!
Out for a rare spin we have Stuart Exelby's Hampshire Constabulary Jaguar XJ SIII
Another Jaguar in the lineup was this lovely Somerset and Bath Constabulary Jaguar 240 the proud possession of Brian Seamons.
The ever enduring Hampshire Constabulary BMW 5 Series E28 one of a long line of BMW's used by Hants. This was one of two vehicles brought to the show by Phil Jacob.
The second of Phil's cars a Surrey Police Ford Focus driven to the event by Phil's regular co-pilot Sue.
Simon Dwyer attended with his Lancashire Constabulary MGA 1600. Since it's appearance at the New Years Day Parade it has undergone a complete respray and other cosmetic refurbishments making it a stunning classic restoration. Footnote to this is that the new carpets still needed fitting.
Ran out of space on the line but never to be left out we have Andy Lawrence's Metropolitan Police Service Rover 827.
Just a little code 3 model display provided by myself which proved to be popular with visitors of all ages.
Visitors to the show admiring the line up at another successful display by the club.