That's a cool story! A friend growing up had a '69 SS (Chevelle) with the solid-lifter 396. That's a whole lotta brute-force horsepower and a beautiful thing to listen to. I've never met a Texas Ranger but I've always heard they're basically a different species than any ordinary LEO's.In 1971 I stopped to get gas in Amarillo, TX, where I was stationed in 1966 and there was a new Camaro SS396- Kinda/ sorta my dream car because I spent time driving a friends with the 425 HP Power Pack in it and I was to say the least impressed! As I was pumping gas into my little economy car, I strolled over to the Camaro and noticed it had all of the Texas State Trooper markings and lights mounted everywhere on the thing and then--and then-- Out strolled two of the sharpest and well dressed, Texas Rangers, with the thousand dollar cowboy boots, $500 Stetson hats and pearl handled, chrome plated Revolvers and I was very Impressed! We talked for a few minutes and then they tipped their hats and said their "see ya alls" and did a slight burn out going out the driveway!
I love Texas. I should have stayed there