We all know what the traditional police cruiser is in North America. Anyone who has ever checked the rearview mirror for a tailing cop can easily identify the big black grille of a Police Interceptor, Crown Victoria.
|The Ford Crown Victoria is the workhorse of police detachments across the country. (Photo: Ford Motor Company)|
|Chief Constable Jamie Graham of the Vancouver Police Department took the new 2003 Acura MDX out for a spin. (Photo: Rob Rothwell, Canadian Auto Press)|
The scenery surrounding a run to Kamloops is absolutely stunning. The climate changes from temperate rainforest to arid desert over the course of 355 kilometers (220 miles) or so of divided highway. En-route lush farmland gives way to craggy mountain peaks and high-mountain passes capable of grinding many-a-car into the searing pavement on a blazing hot summer day. Those fortunate enough to surpass the hurtles towering up to 1,240 meters (4,068 feet) without overheating or scattering transmission components will be welcomed by cowboys riding the range in the rolling hills of British Columbia's Thompson-Okanagan region.