It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, but we were there this Memorial Day weekend for more than just the light of the sun. We were there for the red and blue.
Hobbyists, first responders, firemen, security personnel and general police enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds met in Fishtown on the north eastern side of Philadelphia for “Intercept Northeast”.
Unlike other conventions, this event takes place completely outdoors, is mobile, free to attend and has spawned out of a group of people on Instagram with one thing in common; a love for old police cars.
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[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”1″ sortorder=”9,4,1,8,2,5,6,3,7,10″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]Attendees from cities within New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania met for the very first installment on what we believe to be a recurring event which lined Beach Street with custom built police vehicles from former duty.
At this event, people display their former and decommissioned Police Interceptor Sedans (PIS), Police Interceptor Utility (PIU) vehicles, Chevy Caprice’s, and Dodge Charger Pursuit’s.
These vehicles are complete with all of the bells and whistles; literally. Some Interceptors were equipped with full police lights and sirens. Some were equipped with custom lights and sound effects. Most even had a fully stocked utility interior.
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A majority of these vehicles are purely for show, but some of these vehicles are built for a purpose. Two vehicles were built for use by security personnel. At least one vehicle was built for news media.
The event itinerary featured a lineup of the vehicles along Beach Street, a cruise to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and an additional meetup for a group meal at a Sonic location adjacent to a Lowe’s and Walmart store for mass vehicle parking.
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