Fresh from their work with the Isle of Man government in arranging to close some of the island’s best roads and turn them into a playground for BAC owners for the weekend, it looks like BAC left the island’s police one of its cars to have a bit of fun with.
This is no publicity stunt, though. The Mono police car really is an active member of the island’s roads policing unit. Sure, it’s going to be used at shows and events to promote safer driving, but dodgy drivers really will be getting pulled over by this thing. A multi-point harness isn’t necessarily the most practical feature for a quick exit from a police car, but we’re fairly sure they’ll work around it.
It’s going to be piloted by PC Andy Greaves, a trained advanced driver, police biker and collision investigator. After taking delivery and giving the police Mono its first trip around the island, he said:
“It’s a remarkable vehicle, and clearly will be of huge interest to bikers and car drivers alike. We are here to promote safe use of the road, and it’s amazing how many people want to talk to you when this is your transport.
“Every opportunity we get, we stop and talk to visitors. Having a show-stopper like a BAC Mono police car on the fleet makes that so much easier.”
BAC’s history with the Isle of Man goes right back to the development of the car, when the Liverpool-based company used the island’s roads to help tune the chassis and engine setup to make the car as entertaining as it could be. Who says the law can’t be fun?