Police Car U.K. was formed in 2005 by serving and retired Police and Support Staff who wanted to preserve our police transport heritage. We have 130 members and 60 preserved police cars in the UK. We support the police and emergency services by displaying our cars at police open days, emergency services shows and the like. Everything we do is at our own expense. Our charity is the National Police Memorial Day Fund, for which we have raised over £10,000 by selling pin badges at events we attend.
In 2015 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our club, we visited the Jersey International Motoring Festival. Our members enjoyed the event so much that we are back for 2017 and bringing twelve preserved police cars with us. Our base of operations will be Grand Jersey Hotel. We will be taking part in the classic car cavalcade on Friday evening and will be at Peoples Park all day Saturday and Sunday. Surely you can’t drive round in old police cars? “Course you can”!! Come and visit us in Peoples Park and we’ll explain why. Cars we are bringing are;
- 1953 Riley RMF from Portsmouth City Police
- 1966 Volvo Amazon Estate from Hampshire Constabulary
- 1968 Jaguar S Type from the Metropolitan Police
- 1969 Jaguar S Type from the Metropolitan Police
- 1969 Ford Lotus Cortina from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Police
- 1979 Ford Granada from Hertfordshire Constabulary
- 1981 Range Rover from Greater Manchester Police
- 1985 Volvo 240PS from Hampshire Constabulary
- 1986 Rover SD1 from the Metropolitan Police
- 1992 Ford Granada from Derbyshire Constabulary
- 1996 Jaguar XJ6 from Wiltshire Constabulary
- 1999 Jaguar S Type Jaguar Police Demonstrator
The 1966 Volvo Amazon merits a mention, as it was the first foreign police car purchased by any British Police Force and led to accusations of being unpatriotic because Hampshire Constabulary hadn’t bought British!!
We also have a Model Section, where our members take standard 1.43 model cars, take them apart, convert left hand drive to right hand drive, repaint them, produce police livery on their home computers and make them into what is known as “Code 3″ models of police vehicles. One of my members, Ron Moore is bringing a display of Jersey Police Cars he has made. These cannot be purchased in the shops, are definitely not for sale, and will have ” DO NOT TOUCH ” shown in front of the display.