James May’s gorgeous Alpine A110 was taken from The Grand Tour presenter for use in an educational video about how the emergency services are able to track down a stolen car using a tracker. In the video, DriveTribe presenter Mike Fernie accompanies the police and follows the steps they carry out to bring the car back to its rightful home.
Note: This DriveTribe video is sponsored by Tracker, but we are in no way affiliated with DriveTribe or the Tracker company and this sponsorship.
The video begins with an explanation. A tracker is hidden in the car, and if the car is ever stolen, it can be used to find the vehicle. This is what Tracker says:
“Our products use Very High Frequency (VHF) – a Military-grade patented technology which is unique to Tracker. This makes our transmitters resistant to GPS/GSM jamming, helping the police home in on your car where ever it is.
“With 25 years of experience of reuniting car lovers with their stolen vehicles and helping Police catch criminals; we have the perfect combination of unique technology and tracking partner, making our products the perfect solution for protecting what matters to you.”
Fernie travels in an unmarked Ford Galaxy that is decked out with technology to track down and identify a stolen vehicle. On the drop-down visor is a screen that shows the occupants of the car what direction the tracker signal is coming from. It’s really very smart. A marked BMW follows them for support.