STOP PRESS - February 2017
Due to the constantly expanding - but contrasting - sides to our business we have decided that we cannot properly manage both.
So after much consideration - and with immediate effect - we are going to focus on supplying left hand drive US vehicles to the UK's film, TV, media and marketing/promo sectors.
More details to follow very shortly
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A truly amazing period for us with a record number of Weddings, Proms and Private Hire bookings.
Even more astonishing has been our rapid expansion supplying American cop cars AND civilian vehicles into the UK film, TV and media scene.
These ranged from the supply of an LAPD cop car for those Meerkats on Coronation Street to over 60 American civilian cars and pick-up trucks,
as well as a pair of huge US tractor units/trailers and even a 70's Greyhound coach -
all for American drama documentary productions set in the 1960's through to 2014!
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2014 was another busy year of policing for us but hey, someone has to do it!
► Dec 11 - our 1,000th Facebook 'Like' - thanks to each and every one of you
► Dec 9 - Back by Docklands - undercover and marked 'on location' cars positioned for a Continental TV channel shoot
► Dec 5 - we amaze Google Europe's HQ staff in Dublin by providing two 'gate guardians' for their NY-themed Christmas party
NOVEMBER 2014 (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
► Our attention to detail means we can now supply authentic genuine vehicle licence plates for ANY American State or Canadian province
► NYPD cop cars supplied for closing scenes in a feature film "Never Let Go" due in cinemas in 2015
► A wide selection of modern American civilian cars are sourced and supplied by us for other US TV series in production over here.
► Nov 10 - we have fun with the French riot cops!
► Nov 7/8 - the Docklands Wedding Fayre sees our first appearance in Canary Wharf (together with Diego Maradona and the Argentine soccer team!)
► Previous Novembers have proved to be our quietest month - but not this year! Several TV and film bookings will see us criss cross the UK
► Weddings and Rentals are keeping us busy whilst TV & film work and enquiries - as well as promo/marketing appearances - continue to increase.
SEPTEMBER 2014 (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
► Our TV and film/media work continues to expand - much by personal recommendation. Until broadcast we can't usually reveal recording details but now you can check us out on Expedia's new "Brad the Stuntman" TV ad at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjRoaTwedd8
► As our Wedding and related work begins to slow for another season, TV and film bookings are increasing.
AUGUST 2014 (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
Did you watch ITV1 this evening when we arrested Beth and delivered her to Callum in 'Prom Crazy'? If you want a truly unique way to celebrate a special day then click on our 'RENTALS' tab above!
► August 24
Check out today's Sunday Mirror's 'Prom Crazy' (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/helicopters-ferraris-speedboats-teeth-whitening-4098002) - read about our amazing impact on the UK Prom scene. See for yourself at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBmgiNG-p3g&feature=youtube_gdata&noredirect=1 - sirens and lights, music and Public Address, handcuff the headmaster and take him away, to return with a concluding burn-out! We'll even give you the dashcam video of the fun. So email us to register on our 2015 Priority Bookings list - we'll get back to you with all the info you need!
► W/c 11th August
We supply a NY cab to France as a shopfitting! We hope it's the first of several which will form the centrepieces of amazing retail displays!
JULY 2014 (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
► July - a hectic month started with Proms a plenty, then Weddings, Stags and Hen parties across the country. See Facebook for a taster.
► July 4
We continue to amaze innocent bystanders around the country with our outrageous Prom arrivals - see a clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBmgiNG-p3g&feature=youtube_gdata&noredirect=1 - and now you can even order a DVD of our dashcam videos to replay all the fun!
► July 2
"Sick" - "Amazing" - "Best Part of our Night" - So Much more Than Just A Car!" - check out our latest Prom Testimonials - still some (very!) late availability for some nights.
JUNE 2014 (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
► Late June
Click on Cops Doing Donuts if you haven't yet booked your Prom or summer Wedding OR if you wonder if we're "precious" about our cars. Imagine an arrival like this!
► 21st/22nd June
An epic weekend of fun as we had the privilege to provide Pace & Safety (Cop!) Cars for the Lydden Truck and Car racing AND lead the final Parade Lap of cars and trucks of every imaginable shape and size!
► 8th June
After leading off Speedfest 1's closing Parade lap of hundreds of cars in 2013, this year we brought up the rear, along with some of our pals!
► June - WEDDING OFFER
A free bottle of wine? No, get a FREE CASE OF BUBBLY for EVERY Wedding (or Stag or Hen Night) booked - but only while stocks last! See Weddings/Stags/Hens for more info
► 1st June
We complete the installation of twin camera dashcams to our fleet - now ALL the fun can be captured for posterity!
► ESSENTIAL PROM RULES
1 - ONLY BOOK PRIVATE HIRE LICENSED OPERATORS - IT'S THE LAW!
2 - ONLY BOOK DIRECT -OTHERWISE WHO-KNOWS-WHAT MAY ARRIVE!
3 - THE SIGN ABOVE LIES - NO CAR YET? TIME TO PANIC!
4 - DO NOT BOOK BORING, BOOK US - WE COVER THE UK!
See Proms/Parties for more info
Commercial work including a TV ad for Expedia and a recreation of Justin Bieber's arrest keep us busy too! Follow us on Facebook for updates.
The Weddings, Hens & Stags are coming thick & fast - it's great to be involved in so many 'Happy Days' - read our Testimonials page for what people say about us
APRIL 2014 (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
It's not an April Fool when we say we'll be appearing at all sorts of events in 2014, from Truck Racing in Dover to Car Shows on the Continent, from Proms in Plymouth to films in Fulham - check our Facebook Events page to see current list of public appearances
MARCH 2014 (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
► Late March
We spent some time at Pinewood Studios - here outside the 007 James Bond studio.
► 5th March
Brands Hatch invite us to attend their Media Day - photographed on circuit at speed alongside a NASCAR, Mustangs, hotrods etc, we'll be helping to advertise their 2014 race programme.
FEBRUARY 2014 (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
► 7th February
Our NY City cab appears on live BBC1 TV's 'The One Show' in the exciting closing live sequence with Chris Evans, Alex Jones, Kevin Spacey, Kate Mara and the cast of FAME!
More complaints on TV about Limo 'No Shows' after customers book through brokers. We own all our vehicles - so book direct with us.
► 1st February
Check out our Youtube video when Boss and Ms Pammy experienced a ride around New York's Times Square in a NYPD cop car - http://t.co/BdHQJtSAIh
JANUARY 2014 (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
► 31st January
Our technical problems at Pct 13 have been resolved but there was a 24 hour period last week when emails sent to us disappeared into oblivion! We have replied to all enquiries we know of so, if you await a response, please resend your email whilst we grovel for your forgiveness!
► 6th January
Happy New Year y'all! The Prom night enquiries are now building up, so avoid disappointment and ensure your Interceptor is booked without delay!
DECEMBER 2013 (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
► 30th December (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
Santa has a big yawn and can now relax, but we are keeping busy and welcome your calls and emails with your requirements for 2014.
► 24th December
As you can see, Santa's now free and is back on his world tour. Wishing him and all of you A Very Merry Christmas!
► 20th December (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
Santa arrested by rogue cop! People around the world have been shocked by his arrest. Don't worry though, we're ensuring that he'll be free to resume his duties imminently.
► 1st December http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG0QtnW1zvw
TV & Radio celebrity Penny Smith was our VIP guest when we arrested her and accompanied us in one of our cop cars to switch on the Kent town of Tenterden's Christmas lights. Co-incidentally, only last month Paul Ross, her co-presenter on BBC London's 'Breakfast' programme was compere of the Kent Wedding Awards, in which we were finalists in two categories.
► 28th November
The last night of Bob Dylan's tour saw us at the Royal Albert Hall on VIP duties at his concert!!
► 15th November (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
As one dark film with our cop cars - 'Prisoners' - departs UK cinema screens, another hits Europe on 15/11 - we supplied vehicle hardware out to Spain (doubling as Mexico) for star-packed flick 'The Counsellor'.
► 22nd October
We receive the memorial markings provided by our friends at Clare City Michigan's Cops & Doughnuts in honour of their colleague Deputy Kevin Sherwood - killed 10 years ago whilst on duty. We will apply them to each of our cars as a tribute to their lost friend.
► 16th October
We get a mention on coast-to-coast American radio thanks to 'Ryno' of Cops & Donuts at the close of http://t.co/fS4osTiGdi !
► 14th & 15th October (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
BBC1 TV's 'Fake Britain' reports the criminal activities of one speciality 'limo' operator in the Midlands who is now in prison after endangering the lives of his customers with unsafe vehicles. Then in 'Watchdog' the following evening - after many complaints to the BBC - the UK's largest limo 'middleman' company was exposed with a shocking attitude towards its customers, and a host of angry and upset customers who had been supplied with the wrong vehicle(s) - or often none at all! We own ALL our rentals vehicles so "Don't Book The Crooks, Book The Cops!"
► 11th October
Our new website has arrived and we'd love to know what you think of it - please send us your comments/suggestions (keep 'em clean!) using the 'Contact' link above.
We'll consider every one of them - good and/or bad.
► 6th October
The American Clare City Michigan 'Cops & Doughnuts' cops who flew over specially for Saturday's Show at Portsmouth invited us to accompany them on a photo tour of London. We enjoyed privileged treatment from the local 'boys in blue' at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey - lots of pics to follow soon
► 5th October (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
Our 'Cops & Donuts' car, followed by our Texas State Trooper car, led over 20 American and British police cars into the superb 'Policing Through the Ages' Show at Portsmouth on Saturday with sirens blaring and lights blazing. Over 40,000 visitors enjoyed a beautiful day.
► 4th October
► 3rd October -
For the second successive year, we are nominated by a panel of independent judges including Wedding industry style experts from John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Coast, Debenhams and a group of engaged couples as Finalists in the Kent Wedding Awards in not one - but TWO categories - 'WOW Factor' and 'Most Stylish Arrival'! The Grand Final is on Thursday 14th November.
► September 29th
Thanks to Chris Macve and his team of Lions at Uckfield for inviting us on their Classic Car Run through Sussex - great fun, great weather and great company!
► September 21st (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
Scotney Castle Wedding Fair - a pity after all the hard work by the organisers and exhibitors that owners National Trust would not allow anyone to publicise the Fair at the entrance to passers-by. (We make that criticism of NT as NT Members ourselves!) Get into the 21st century guys!
► September 16th
The long-awaited launch of GTA 5. Our Boss Hogg forewent his beauty sleep to demonstrate to a crowd of over 250 people what our Interceptors - seen throughout the new game - can do with burn-outs and other tricks outside the local GAME Store between 10pm and 2am. If anyone filmed his show he's offering to be your slave for the rest of 2013 for a copy!
► September 9th
Bickley Manor Wedding Fair in south east London. We weren't sure what to expect at this new venue for us, but we'll definitely be back after a busy day with several Bookings from Brides in only 6 hours.
► Trustwave/WorldPay give us accreditation for all credit/debit card transactions by phone. We can also now take deposits for Bookings at events.
► August 30th (HOVER OVER PANEL TO PAUSE SCROLLING)
Another excursion across to France - this time to the Belgian border where the local cops gave us a warm welcome. Here's a pic on the Eurotunnel shuttle
► August 26th http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZE2ALRgT9s
Contrast the dashcam video of us clearing the track before each race at the Aldington Soapbox Derby with the clip at Brands Hatch below!
► August 11th
The first outing of TWO of our black & white cop cars together - they perform a neat pincer movement on Matthew Freeman (not a free man for much longer he he) from each end of his street. He'd been expecting a Bentley but got handcuffed and thrown over the hood instead. Being a Canadian he's probably used to that ;-D
► August 7th http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4qzJ9JoQmQ
Check out the video to watch what happened when we took two 'bad boys' back to Brands Hatch for the inaugural 'Mustang Experience'. See them at speed with the other V8 musclecars from Classic American Muscle. Thanks to Ant Webb and his team for the invitation - a great time was had by all.
► August 1st - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSy6VGU-npM
We joined all the amazing cars at the summer's monthly Medway Cruise at Chatham Historic Dockyard. For those who want to see our lighting systems in action after dark (and Boss Hogg doing a burn-out on departure), check out the video about 3' 15" into this clip.
► JULY Officer Ali Officer Lloyd
So many Prom and Party bookings & Weddings to honour that we've added 2 new officer drivers (Ali and Lloyd) to our Precinct's roster! Both are fully Private Hire licensed, so they join Ms Pammy, Boss Hogg and Kowalski in having all the right qualifications.
► JUNE 15th/16th We took 3 cars to Lydden Truck Racing Festival - leading the Parade in our NYPD car and then performing Pace & Safety Car duties for several races - check out the amazing photos and video on Facebook!
► JUNE 7th/8th http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a3iE8V-r2Y
WE WERE PRIVILEGED TO LEAD HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN CARS in the inaugural 'American Speedfest' Parade Lap at historic Brands Hatch! Check out the amazing video on Youtube (see link above). From our start, it took over 6 minutes before the final trio of cars crossed the Start line! Most of the historic race curcuit was filled, as we moved along to the sound of 'The Star Spangled Banner '. CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGES FOR MORE PICTURES OF AN AMAZING DAY.
We did our bit for diplomatic relations by welcoming the Belgian Mustang Owners Club on their bi-annual visit to the UK. Check out the images on Facebook of beautiful Leeds Castle and other locations in south east England which hosted an unusual varietyof american musclepower.
We never know what's coming next! Recent weeks have seen us supply American cop cars to several UK locations for a TV drama documentary series. We can't say any more now, but check out some of our pics on Facebook from UK locations doubling as the US!
► BBC1 TV - WE WERE ON AGAIN!
When the BBC came to visit Precinct 13 in 2011 to test drive our cars, they had a lot of fun. Recently 'Auntie' returned to enlist our help to film a 'Police Elections Special' broadcast on prime time BBC1, with our NYPD 'Interceptor' providing not only a warm environment in which to interview ex-criminals as well as victims of crime, but also 'on the road' sequences across the southeast.
"Precinct 13 is dead. Long live Precinct 13". A difficult decision to depart our old Showroom in some ways, but in the end an easy one to make. The expense and personal commitment to running over 10,000 square feet of Showroom from 9am until 5.30pm for 6 days a week (with many Sunday Weddings and Events to attend too) was becoming too much. Consider also the fact that income was rapidly being overhauled by revenue from the internet and our appearances at various Fairs and publicity events and there's no question that it's a win-win decision for us.
NOMINATED BY INDEPENDENT EXPERTS FOR THE KENT WEDDING AWARDS ('WOW FACTOR' AND 'MOST STYLISH ARRIVAL') AND FOR THE ESSEX AWARDS TOO.
WE LED OVER 15 MILLION POUNDS-WORTH OF SUPERCARS INTO THE CHELSEA AUTOLEGENDS CAR SHOW! YES WE WERE PRIVILEGED TO BE INVITED TO HEAD THIS ASTONISHING SELECTION OF SUPERCARS INTO THE SHOWGROUND AT THE ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA WITH OUR NYPD 'INTERCEPTOR', COMPLETE WITH PUBLIC ADDRESS, MUSIC AND LIGHTBARS IN FULL OPERATION! 2 BUGATTI VEYRONS, ASTON MARTIN'S OWN ZAGATO, AN ENZO, F40s, F50, AUDI, GTOs, LAMBORGHINIs, SV, ROLLS ROYCES, BENTLEYS, AND MUCH MUCH MORE. A COLLECTION OF CARS CONSERVATIVELY VALUED AT OVER £15,000,000!
SAW OUR DEBUTS AT SILVERSTONE AND DONINGTON RACE CIRCUITS, HOW COULD WE FOLLOW THAT?
OUR FIRST MAJOR COP CAR TOURS OF EUROPE INCLUDING SCANDINAVIA, ROMANIA, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA, POLAND AND GERMANY
WE GAVE AWAY A COP CAR! 6,000 ENTRANTS COMPETED IN 'AMERICAN CAR MAGAZINE' TO WIN A GENUINE 2008 INTERCEPTOR SUPPLIED IN THEIR CHOICE OF LIVERY AND WITH THEIR PREFERRED ACCESSORIES. DANIEL GRIMES FROM LEEDS WAS THE LUCKY WINNER!