Charlotte Corday – V-Cars in the Spotlight

Vampire Squad, 1955

The Scotland Yard Vampire Squad headed by Soho resident ʻParaffinʼ Jack MacNab first appears in London Calling. With their fleet of distinctive vehicles including Humber Pullman hearses, black Daimler ambulances and converted military vehicles, they patrol the streets of 1950s London.

Their weapons, apart from the traditional wooden stakes, include crossbows and ʻdaylight bulbʼ searchlights.

The V-Cars in Piccadilly Circus, 1955
The V-Cars in Piccadilly Circus, 1955

Jack appears in his own spinoff colour graphic novel, Paint it Black.

Keith also designed a steampunk version of the squad for possible future use.

Paraffin Jack -Steampunk Version