Evenin’ all –Ant needs your help!

Ant An­stead wants your po­lice sto­ries for his ar­rest­ing new book

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

New Wheeler Deal­ers star Ant An­stead is look­ing for un­usual po­lice ve­hi­cles, anec­dotes, and cars to pho­to­graph for a book about the his­tory of Bri­tish po­lice cars. And he’s the right man for the job be­cause he was a serv­ing po­lice of­fi­cer be­fore his TV ca­reer.

He launched the ap­peal at a Po­lice Car UK (PC-UK) club meet­ing at the Bri­tish Mo­tor Mu­seum (BMM) on 9 April. He says: ‘Any help would be deeply ap­pre­ci­ated. It’s go­ing to be an epic book and re­search­ing it meant that I got to hang out with old po­lice cars, which was very cool!’

The BMM’s event man­ager Tom Caren adds: ‘I’m re­ally hope­ful that some­one will be able to help out. It was also a great hon­our to have PC-UK here be­cause I’m a huge fan of po­lice cars. I even have a model po­lice car col­lec­tion of my own at home.’

Antstead joined the UK-PC club at Gay­don on a fact-find­ing mis­sion to look at some of their pre­served cars, and well as get­ting be­hind the wheel of a Mor­ris Mi­nor, Range Rover and MGA.

PC-UK was formed in 2005 and has more than 120 mem­bers, most of whom are serv­ing or re­tired po­lice of­fi­cers keen to pre­serve the ser­vice’s mo­tor­ing her­itage in their spare time. Ve­hi­cles present in­cluded a 1931 In­victa Fly­ing Squad Car, Wolse­ley 4/44, Jaguars Mk2, X300 and XJS (from the Jaguar Daim­ler Her­itage Trust col­lec­tion) as well as a Rover SD1, two Range Rovers, a Diplo­matic Pro­tec­tion Group Vauxhall Omega and the Ford Her­itage col­lec­tion’s now al­most fin­ished Ze­phyr MkII Farn­ham ex-Berks Con­stab­u­lary mo­tor­way pa­trol car. John Lakey Get in touch via John­lakey@gmail.com if you can help

An­stead gets be­hind the wheel of a Mor­ris Mi­nor Panda car and tests out its ra­dio.

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