Category Archives: Miscellaneous

A selection of unusual, one-off and psuedo-emeregency vehicles.

FX58 AVY This is a MEV Hummer HX. It is a scaled down version …

FX58 AVY This is a MEV Hummer HX. It is a scaled down version of a Hummer produced by a company called My Electric Vehicle. It is electric only and is comparable to a golf kart. A client commissioned this design and one of their dealers saw it and ordered another for promotional use.
A look at the front, showing the red and blue flashing light bar and white flashing lights in the grille. The car has a retail price in in excess of £10,000.
Another view of this two-seater electric car that is just 3m long. It has a 60 mile range and a 19 mph top speed.
Share FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter    Follow FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

GX05 OMK This Honda CR-V is used by the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team…

GX05 OMK This Honda CR-V is used by the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team. The team has been patrolling the cliffs at Beachy Head since 2004, looking for people in distress at this suicide hotspot. They carry our pro-active patrols and respond to sightings. They use search dogs and trained volunteers to provide 24/7 cover.
The rear view of the CR-V showing the eye-catching markings.
A look at the team’s CR-V with amber and red flashing lights showing outside of the HQ.
Share FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter    Follow FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

This VW Caddy is used as a bee response unit by an organisation called …

This VW Caddy is used as a bee response unit by an organisation called the Bee Operational Guidance United Society. This newly united society responds to swarms of bees to protect the public and to protect the bees as they are in decline. Manned by two beekeepers, the van is fitted with a personalised registration plate which reads “buzz off”. An appropriate black and yellow colourscheme has been adopted.

The VW is fitted with blue flashing lights after a special dispensation was allowed as the team often travel long distances across the country chasing bees.

The rear view, including one of the crew. Both crew members wear the suits at all times, including when in the vehicle. In the rear is emergency bee equipment including more protective suits, warning signs and honey pots.

In the official press release, chairwoman April Fursed said “Since we were endorsed by the Queen and Sting, we’ve been buzzing. Before getting this van, workers were bumbling along responding on the fly. We’ve now hived together enough funds to take the sting out of buying it.”.

This vehicle was an April Fool!
Share FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter    Follow FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

RF58 TDZ This Fiat Doblo is used by park rangers in the …

RF58 TDZ This Fiat Doblo is used by park rangers in the Lambeth borough of London. It is fitted with a floodlight on the roof and a small multi-directional amber flashing light.
Another view of the same Fiat Doblo. It carries police-style battenburg markings and ‘park ranger’ wording written in two different sizes. It carries the council’s logo on the front and rear.
Share FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter    Follow FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

BK56 UZW This is a Ford Ranger XLT Thunder. It is …

BK56 UZW This is a Ford Ranger XLT Thunder. It is owned and operated by Birmingham’s NEC Group to police the private roads around the National Exhibition Centre. It is decked out in police style battenburg markings and has blue lights fitted.
The rear view of the Ford Ranger. The open back of the double-cabbed truck is useful for transporting cones and barriers.
Share FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter    Follow FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

This is an ambulance gondola. It is used on the Nevis …

This is an ambulance gondola. It is used on the Nevis Mountain Range amongst regular 6-person cable cars that transport people from 300ft to 2150ft in 12 minutes. If a person was injured on the mountainside, this specialist gondola is added to the system and moved to directly above the casualty. From there they can be winched up into it and then transported back down the mountain to safety.
Share FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter    Follow FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

EX54 EHP is a Ford Ranger that is used as an Emergency …

EX54 EHP is a Ford Ranger that is used as an Emergency Response vehicle by Epping Forest District Council’s Emergency Planning Team. The vehicle is based at North Weald Airfield and is equipped with amber beacons, a PA, siren and light mast. It also has a trailer that can be towed to an incident and used to set up a forward control point, with shelter, tables, chairs, a generator, additional lighting etc.
Share FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter    Follow FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

Q107 JCP This is the Backdraft Wheelie Truck, a custom…

Q107 JCP This is the Backdraft Wheelie Truck, a custom-built vehicle that looks like a fire engine. It has blue flashing lights all round and water pumps fitted. Here you can see it starting to lift its front wheels as flames ironically shoot from the twin vertical exhausts.
The rear view of Backdraft showing its party piece of driving on its rear wheels. It can turn corners by having individual brakes on each wheel. The water tank has been emptied and steel to the same weight has been added for stability.
Share FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter    Follow FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter