Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
July 2001: Cover Your Six, or Have Your License Ready
This one takes place in the California Mohave desert, roughly 50 miles
from the Arizona border. Myself and four fellow Toyota Supra owners were
driving our very modified cars home from the Los Angeles Sports Car Meet.
We were cruising through the desert at a clip, well, I'll be discreet.
But with all five of the cars properly maintained and tuned, and with
light traffic, we felt safe—not to mention 3 of the 5 cars had Valentine
One Radar Locators.
We came across, and passed, a new 300M. Seeing our caravan on the move,
the 300M owner grew bold and began to tag along. Surely the Chrysler would
go unnoticed in the 3400 horsepower train—or so he thought.
I was in the back of the pack with the 300M trailing me. Out of
nowhere, V1 alerts me to a single Ka shot from the back, signal strength
of one. I radioed to the rest of the group; bogey coming up from the back.
The signal stopped, then for several minutes came back intermittently.
Could this be the fabled "highway hunter" using his new
same-lane, Ka speed gun?
The signal went constant, and began slowly creeping up the V1's LED
light scale. Just then the 300M, irritated by our change of speed, made
the fatal move into the left lane and began his pass. As he cleared behind
me, I saw the patrol in the distance, quickly approaching, V1 on full
alert. The 300M was nabbed as he passed the second car in our caravan.
Despite the menacing look of five high performance cars driving through
the desert, the Chrysler was singled out. As it pulled to the dusty
shoulder, one of the others radioed, "That's the best $400 I've ever
I certainly agree. Thanks for making and supporting such a superior