This time the rear arrow takes the prize

This goes back to a crazy thing I did with my first V1. I had just flown 1300 miles from home to look at an old car, which I decided to purchase and drive all the way home.

There I was on the interstate driving along in my new 23-year-old Lincoln Continental Mark III. Right about sundown, I started getting a K-band signal, arrow pointing to the front, and in a minute or so a state cop came into view driving towards me. As he went past, V1’s arrows moved to side and then to the rear. Just perfect. “God-like” was the feeling I got from V1.

Several minutes later another K-band signal, only this time it was from the rear. It started weak and built up and up till the cop–probably the same one–came up to me from behind. It was nearly dark by that time and I’d never have seen him in that dusk light, and with an ordinary detector I would have had no clue that he was coming up from back there. When you find the enforcers that way—in a situation where a regular detector would have left you clueless–you realize the value of those arrows. There is nothing like V1.

Russell Spreeman
La Porte, IN