Next, Jay drives a 1942 ford jeep to meet up with Dan Jeffery, his sound guy. Before working for Jay, Dan Jeffery was in the Marine Corps and served time in Afghanistan. Here, he puts his combat experience to use by showing Jay how to drive a MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) military vehicle. This massive machine is so heavy with armor that the door alone weighs 400 pounds. The overall weight? About 20 tons. The MRAP uses a whole lot of metal but the 10-passenger vehicle works—it's just about impenetrable.
Vehicle Profile: Segway
Believe it or not, the Segway is huge in law enforcement—especially in Chicago. Formally, the Segway is, "a two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicle invented by Dean Kamen." Its name is derived from the word "segue" and it can only reach a top speed of about 12 miles per hour.
Assess & Caress with Donald Osborne
In this episode, Donald Osborne, a well-known automobile appraiser, assesses the five year appreciation of three gorgeous police cars: a 1970 Plymouth Fury (8%), a 1966 Alfa Romeo Guilia (67%) and a 1982 Ford Mustang 5.0 (60%). The winner is the Alfa Romeo, but not by much.