Friday, 10 August 2012

UK’s motor vanity fair (27) [Bâlciul deşertăciunilor cu motor din UK]

We’re all more or less familiar, from countless Hollywood productions, with how American police cars look like.

Who wouldn’t remember the TV series (especially of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s) in which ‘good guys’ were chasing the ‘bad guys’ in cars like these?

It often took incredibly many police cars – crashed into one another, blown up, thrown over bridges etc – to catch the ‘bad guys’, didn’t it?

Actually, there have been so many movies (+ video games), that I bet we could find enough fan(atic)s able to identify which car is which without ever setting foot in America.

How about British police cars? Well, these few pictures can offer a glimpse on how they look like to anyone interested.

Not that there wouldn’t exist (here’s an example), but I personally don’t remember any British film with police cars involved in chasing criminals. James Bond movies are a different matter…

Therefore, I had no particular expectations in regard to British police cars, although I had seen with my own eyes that in New York, these vehicles really do look like in movies!

To be honest, I found these Brit cars completely unspectacular and somehow incapable of conveying the same impression of authority that American police cars bear.

Maybe there’s a political correctness directive that imposes police cars to look friendlier (like a plumber’s car or an ice cream van?!), instead of looking too intimidating?!

[For all the episodes of this series, and all the posts on this blog go to/Pentru toate episoadele din această serie şi toate postările de pe acest blog mergi la: Contents/Cuprins]

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