What happens when you have an open airfield, a new 200-hp four-cylinder 2013 Scion FR-S, almost 100lbs of marijuana, and agents from the U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agencies? You get a car chase that looks like something out of a Hollywood movie!
It was done by professionals
Before we “cut to the chase”, please note this was a staged exhibition that took place in a controlled environment and involved an experienced driver in the new 2013 Scion FR-S and actual agents and ground and air vehicles of the U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It was meant to entertain and inform the public of both the hard work that the U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agencies do every day to keep the residents of El Paso safe and to show off the power and handling capabilities of Scion’s newest sports car, the FR-S. Please drive responsibly and obey all local and state traffic laws, or you may meet some of these agents in person!
The 2013 Scion FR-S at the amigo airsho in el paso, TX
John Luciano, General Manager of Dick Poe Toyota Scion, wanted to find a way to show off the power and performance of the new 2013 Scion FR-S, and what better way to do that then outrun the law! At the recent 2012 Amigo Airsho held at Biggs Field in El Paso, spectators were treated to a very unique display of not only what the Scion FR-S can do, but what the U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border protection agents do each day when they go to work. The whole event was not only exciting for the crowd, but exciting for Mr. Luciano, as he got to add a new definition to the term “Sunday drive”. Luciano explained that “it was an opportunity to show off the capability of the FR-S as well as the coordinated efforts of these Border Protection Professionals.” Border Protection professionals are not as visible to the general public due to the nature of the work they do and this was a great way to show off what these brave men and women do every day.
See the video here ! Scion FR-S Chase
The el paso Border Patrol
The idea of a border patrol goes way back to 1904 when a small group of mounted Patrol Inspectors patrolled the Mexican border near El Paso to curb the flow of illegal Chinese aliens. Only later did it expand to include New Mexico and Arizona. The official El Paso Border Patrol sector was established on July 1, 1924 under a Congressional Immigration Act passed earlier that year. Today the El Paso Sector is one of nine sectors that run across the three state border area. Today the El Paso Sector has approximately 2,400 agents, six permanent checkpoints and patrols 268 miles of the border along with the 125,500 square miles included in the El Paso sector. These agents patrol some of the most desolate and out of the way areas, putting their safety at risk to ensure the safety and security of the residents of the El Paso area.
For the chase, the 2013 Scion FR-S was loaded with approximately 94lbs of marijuana, which although it is not the ideal way to show off the roomy trunk of the FR-S, it definitely made a statement. Mr. Luciano set off in the FR-S and was pursued by two Dodge Charger police cruisers and a Border Protection Agent helicopter. Throughout the chase, Mr. Luciano showed off the amazing power and handling of the very affordable Scion FR-S sports car. Mr. Luciano is even seen performing quite an impressive drift and j-turn in the video showing off his best “Fast and Furious” driving moves. Thousands of spectators enjoyed the show, and Mr. Luciano definitely enjoyed his adrenaline rush. His display of what the Scion FR-S is capable of surely made a few people say, “I want one of those!”
Visit Dick Poe Toyota Scion
If after seeing the video you have decided that you want one too, Dick Poe Toyota Scion has quite a few to choose from, as well as the full line of Scion and Toyota vehicles. You can visit them at 6330 Montana in El Paso, Texas, or visit their website at DickPoeToyota.com. Everyone at Dick Poe Toyota Scion wants to thank the agents of the U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agencies for their participation in this event as well as thank them for what they do every day to keep El Paso safe.