Land Rover Off-Road Ambulances Look Cool Bringing Help To The Hinterland

Land Rover has been supplying 4x4s to the British Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for sixty years. Over that time 120 vehicles have helped some 900,000 people in places that made great photo ops for the beautiful British 4x4. » 7/08/14 10:12am 7/08/14 10:12am

Get Out of the Way: A History of How Ambulance Lights Save Lives

For as ear-piercing as ambulance sirens are, you’d think they’d be better alert systems. Truth is: they’re shockingly ineffective. Drivers register the sound only at close proximity and at very low speeds. Guessing from which direction the ambulance will appear is always tricky, too—especially when the new Daft Punk… » 6/06/13 2:19pm 6/06/13 2:19pm

Woman Used Ambulance Like a Taxi, Ignoring the Social Contract

The social contract is a sacred thing, and, in the vacuum of constant police surveillance in which most people carry on with their daily-chores, we count on strangers to follow a few unstated or quietly stated rules that help society run with greater efficiency. Don’t sneeze into a crowd of people with one’s mouth… » 4/28/13 9:39pm 4/28/13 9:39pm

1972 Cadillac Ambulance: The Jalopnik Classic Review

Have you ever wanted to drive an ambulance, lights blazing and sirens wailing in rush after glorious rush to rip people from the jaws of death and take them to the hospital? It can be pretty cool, but usually, driving an ambulance is all about getting a patient to the proper care with the least amount of… » 3/08/13 1:30pm 3/08/13 1:30pm

Wildlife Control Ambulance, Fiat 500, And Chevy Vega Kammback Down On The Brooklyn Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition » 10/01/08 4:20pm 10/01/08 4:20pm, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the . Today we've got an odd trio of cars spotted in the vicinity of Prospect Park in Brooklyn by . There's a very rusty '68 Cadillac ambulance with a cryptic "Wildlife Control" theme, a…

PCH, Yankenwagen Me, Krankenwagen Me Edition

We've got a virtual tie in the Playboy Jimmy Versus Heap-O-Triumphs Choose Your Eternity poll, and that's just how we like it. To get such a split, we need to pick two vehicles that trigger roughly equivalent "I must have that!" and "get thee behind me, Satan!" reactions, and today we're shooting for that split with… » 11/21/07 5:30pm 11/21/07 5:30pm

Who Shall Wear The Ambulance Hell Project Crown?

Saab-O-Maniac SeanKHotay won our last PCHPC vote, but now dculberson has stepped up in an attempt to unseat Belvedere Adrian, owner of the '58 Plymouth Ambulance, to take the Ambulance Hell Project trophy for his own! He's got a '66 Pontiac Superior Consort that looks like a never-ending nightmare quite a refreshing… » 10/26/07 2:30pm 10/26/07 2:30pm

Project Car Hell, Caddy Ambulance Edition: '49 or '68?

In the agonizing choice between Italian style and American truckcar goodness, our readers tend to prefer an eternity spent with the three '59 El Caminos to one spent with three '73 Fiats, though the race was pretty close- more Dewey Versus Truman than Mondale Versus Reagan. Today, the choices are inspired by our… » 10/09/07 5:30pm 10/09/07 5:30pm