Movies & Television: Police, Fire & EMS Vehicles

LineSpotter

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An obscure movie with a ton of vintage lighting scattered through it....
The Milpitas Monster (1976)
Interesting in that has a really broad mix of lights, Beacon Ray's, Aerodynics, even strobes


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ProPatriaNeverPassAFault

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OK COPS is a given fish in a barrel one, but here are the two famous "Get on it Mel!" chases from the Cleveland episodes. Lousy video quality, but you can still see Edges aplenty and hear the music of the WS-227a.



At the end of the second chase, you can hear the WS-227a, but I swear that I also hear a PA-300 and sounds like there's another siren there too.
 

ProPatriaNeverPassAFault

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From the Chris Rock Show. Features an r/r Streethawk that somehow transforms into an r/b Jetsonic! Also some Visions/Vectors .

 

Impala9C1

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Skulldigger

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If this works. Alf Season 2 Episode 17. Jump to 20:20 near the end. Several beacons. some two and 3 bulbs. Let the two blank ad pages run by.


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CrownVic97

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Kinda hard to figure out what each one is....but still neat to see nonetheless!
 

Skulldigger

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The blue one looks like my Peterson 757. I'm thinking the red one is a Tripp Lite.
 

Impala9C1

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I did not feel like jumping. Beverly Archer was very "Gunny". Too bad they had to tape the bars. They look really silly. It would have been better if they got some really faded lenses to keep the brightness down.
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CHIEFOPS

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From the 2018 TV Series "The Rookie." In episode 2 you will see how the new officer in training gets a special "shop" aka patrol car issued to him because of all the newer patrol vehicles he has crashed. You don't see too many 1973 Chevrolet Impalas running this type of Aerodynic bar.

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There are so many things wrong with this production but the notion that the LAPD keeps a circa 1975 Black & White in service, a make/model that was never used by the Dept, is the most preposterous of all
 

Phillyrube

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From the 2018 TV Series "The Rookie." In episode 2 you will see how the new officer in training gets a special "shop" aka patrol car issued to him because of all the newer patrol vehicles he has crashed. You don't see too many 1973 Chevrolet Impalas running this type of Aerodynic bar.

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Before I got promoted, I made it a point to drive the oldest car we had. Kept it really clean. I don't understand new guys. Always want to drive the new cars. Not me. What's one more dent or scratch on a rag?
 

Phillyrube

Senior Member
From the 2018 TV Series "The Rookie." In episode 2 you will see how the new officer in training gets a special "shop" aka patrol car issued to him because of all the newer patrol vehicles he has crashed. You don't see too many 1973 Chevrolet Impalas running this type of Aerodynic bar.

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Anyone seen the LED bars? They look almost white until turned on.

Dum show. Did 23 years on the cops, was hired at 38. Never saw any issues about age. Best cops I had as a sergeant were 3 girls and a couple retired navy guys, also older. Finish muster, head them out, wouldn't hear from them until the next morning. Did their jobs, no issues. I got flack from guys a few times when I said I wanted a squad of Beckys, Lauras, and Brendas. Some of the younger guys had so many issues, and I confirmed the fact that younger guys go on the rag.
 

Skulldigger

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We have talked about the Mayberry light many times on here. But does anyone know what the siren was on the Mayberry car?
 

Phillyrube

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Ok, at 3:14, 4:10, and 4:20, what kind of lights are these? Pretty neat video series, if you get bored and start cruising youtube.

 

ProPatriaNeverPassAFault

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K-Mart had the blue light specials Vitalite
before moving to strobes on a pole.
I remember the strobes on a pole! As a kid, I always wanted one of the little carts with the light on the pole. I thought that it'd be so cool to push it around the neighbourhood with the strobe lit and the cart decked out to look like a police vehicle. Loved seeing them in the stores. Was more interested in the light cart than anything else in the store.
 

ProPatriaNeverPassAFault

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Wonder why die Polizei is chasing Falco? Looks like he pissed off Der Kommissar. Possibly by being the Eurotrash equivalent of Vanilla Ice in this video or possibly due to him creating the abomination known as "Rock me Amadeus".

 

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