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In honour of the 60th Anniversary of the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador, two cars painted to resemble 1950s-style cruisers were unveiled Wednesday at the Confederation Building. The cars will be used for everyday policing duties. Assistant Commissioner

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  • G
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    The only thing that resembles the 50's style here is the cherry on the top. They could have gotten something a little older than a late model Crown Vic. Who dreams up this stuff? What a waste of tax payer's money.

  • Q
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    G from NL it says... the cars will be used for everyday policing duties. What do you suggest they use ? A 50's car ? Putting a prisoner in the back of a 50's car these days might infringe on basic human rights ! Or, if they never intended to use the vehicles, everyone would say it was a waste of money, like you, but I disagree in this case because the vehicles are in service. I like that semi-retro look.

  • Heather
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    I miss the old police cars and the 'paddy wagon'. The new style cars are too much like a certain cab. This is a nice idea!

  • Andrew
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    I like it!

  • Jimmy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    You people obviously have nothing better to talk about....

  • Earl
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    G, perhaps you missed the part about the cars being used for everyday duties. They couldn't exactly go out and get a '56 Chev. The car still has to be modern, but styled in retro. Hence, the brand new car, and LED strobes all over it.

  • Kay
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    G, perhaps you also seem to forget that when a police car is bought, it does not come looking like a police car .. what difference does it make to paint it like an old 50's model or like their newer models? I think that they may have saved the tax payers money by using this light then the newer ones anyway!!!!

  • G
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Earl, The Canadian Govt has endless purse strings and can purchase whatever they please. Have you see a restored classic? These cars are better than new. On old Plymouth Fury wouldn't be that hard to locate in central / western Canada. For that matter they could have used a new Charger, painted it balck and white and put a cherry on top. That would give a retro look as well.

  • Greg
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Here we go again G, here you are sitting in your undies on the computer having something to say about everything. A real armchair expert aren'y you? Maybe if you actually went outside a bit you may notice that this is a modern day police car for everyday duties, but when you are inside on the computer all the time, I guess you can't see that. Get a life!!!

  • Don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    I would like to see the RCMP return to the use of the Black & White police cruiser. It should be the universal color scheme for police cars throughout North America. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) use black & white cruisers why not the RCMP? Just being nostalgic I guess. Many years ago I saw an an RCMP officer who was driving by in a black and white police car save a 2 year old boy who was riding his tricycle along the side of the road. The child had sneaked out of his mother's sight and was going for a ride. I saw the child's mother running after the boy in hot pursuit but she would not have reached him in time if he had tried to ride across the road.

  • G
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    The only thing that resembles the 50's style here is the cherry on the top. They could have gotten something a little older than a late model Crown Vic. Who dreams up this stuff? What a waste of tax payer's money.

  • Q
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    G from NL it says... the cars will be used for everyday policing duties. What do you suggest they use ? A 50's car ? Putting a prisoner in the back of a 50's car these days might infringe on basic human rights ! Or, if they never intended to use the vehicles, everyone would say it was a waste of money, like you, but I disagree in this case because the vehicles are in service. I like that semi-retro look.

  • Andrew
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    I like it!

  • Heather
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    I miss the old police cars and the 'paddy wagon'. The new style cars are too much like a certain cab. This is a nice idea!

  • Jimmy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    You people obviously have nothing better to talk about....

  • Earl
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    G, perhaps you missed the part about the cars being used for everyday duties. They couldn't exactly go out and get a '56 Chev. The car still has to be modern, but styled in retro. Hence, the brand new car, and LED strobes all over it.

  • Kay
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    G, perhaps you also seem to forget that when a police car is bought, it does not come looking like a police car .. what difference does it make to paint it like an old 50's model or like their newer models? I think that they may have saved the tax payers money by using this light then the newer ones anyway!!!!

  • G
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    Earl, The Canadian Govt has endless purse strings and can purchase whatever they please. Have you see a restored classic? These cars are better than new. On old Plymouth Fury wouldn't be that hard to locate in central / western Canada. For that matter they could have used a new Charger, painted it balck and white and put a cherry on top. That would give a retro look as well.

  • Greg
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    Here we go again G, here you are sitting in your undies on the computer having something to say about everything. A real armchair expert aren'y you? Maybe if you actually went outside a bit you may notice that this is a modern day police car for everyday duties, but when you are inside on the computer all the time, I guess you can't see that. Get a life!!!

  • Don
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    I would like to see the RCMP return to the use of the Black & White police cruiser. It should be the universal color scheme for police cars throughout North America. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) use black & white cruisers why not the RCMP? Just being nostalgic I guess. Many years ago I saw an an RCMP officer who was driving by in a black and white police car save a 2 year old boy who was riding his tricycle along the side of the road. The child had sneaked out of his mother's sight and was going for a ride. I saw the child's mother running after the boy in hot pursuit but she would not have reached him in time if he had tried to ride across the road.