Brook­lands Emer­gency Ser­vices Day

More than 4000 clas­sic fans head to Brook­lands for a day of blues ‘n’ twos

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - John Lakey

Brook­lands opened its nor­mally peace­ful sur­round­ings to the sound of two-tone sirens and Winkworth bells on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day 1 May for the venue’s an­nual Emer­gency Ser­vices Day.

A crowd of 4132 – slightly up on last year’s fig­ures – en­joyed ring dis­plays of equip­ment by cur­rent emer­gency ser­vices, which kept the large num­ber of chil­dren present amused. There were also plenty of mas­sive fire and emer­gency ap­pli­ances for kids to climb around and get ex­cited about. The tanker tilt demo in the shadow of the test hill and large res­cue crane cre­ated a lot of in­ter­est, while the mod­ern ser­vices were keen to in­ter­act with kids in the hope they may turn out to be the am­bu­lance crews and po­lice of­fi­cers of the fu­ture.

There was a large turnout of clas­sic ve­hi­cles from clas­sic po­lice ve­hi­cle club, Po­lice Car UK, and larger ap­pli­ances with names such as Den­nis and Scam­mell. It was a very suc­cess­ful day that at­tracted a to­tal of 90 ve­hi­cles and it has now be­come a firm fix­ture on the Brook­lands events cal­en­dar.

Alex Lee from Sur­rey poses with his 1978 po­lice Mini­van.

Dave But­ler with his Ford Tran­sit MkII petrol Spe­cial Branch anti-ter­ror­ist van.

1956 Bed­ford RLHZ with own­ers Anne, Paul, David and Mark Nash.

This 1966 po­lice Volvo 121 Ama­zon was res­cued by Steve Wood­ward.

Ernie Jupp with the Rover SD1 used in the Stansted Air­port-Cromwell Hospi­tal liver run.

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