By Ant Anstead
TV presenter and all-round vehicle nut Ant Anstead takes the reader on a trip that mirrors the improvement of the motor automobile itself from a stuttering 20mph annoyance that scared everyone’s horses to 150mph targets with aerial help and complicated digital tracking.
The British Police Force’s dating with the auto begun with the chasing of pioneer rushing motorists, who have been frequently stuck by way of policemen on bicycles. in spite of the fact that, as velocity regulations eased within the early 20th century and motor vehicle possession elevated the Police embraced the automobile. Crime used to be changing into intrinsically associated with the automobile, criminals have been stealing them to promote on or to exploit as getaway automobiles and the Police had to remain forward, or a minimum of just one step at the back of. The palms race for pace, which culminated within the Police buying high-speed pursuit automobiles reminiscent of Subaru Impreza Turbos, had begun.
Ant Anstead spent the 1st seven years of his operating existence as a cop. growing to be up gazing the pros and different television programmes before everything fired his enthusiasm, in part as a result of vehicles; who doesn’t love a handbrake-turning Capri. even if, Ant used to be a significant copper who succeeded within the strength and joined the armed reaction workforce, one of many force’s such a lot elite devices. Ant by no means misplaced his love of autos although, specifically police cars.
In this attention-grabbing new background of the British Police automobile, Ant seems to be on the vintage Police autos, from the Met’s Wolseleys to the highway patrol vehicle officials so much enjoyed, the Senator, through strange unforeseen police autos comparable to an Arial Atom. It’s a needs to learn for motor vehicle fanatics, social historians and someone who simply loves a very good vehicle chase.
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Cops and Robbers: The History of the British Police Car by Ant Anstead