Police gave VIP Formula 1 guests a lift to the British Grand Prix after their limo was impounded.
A couple heading to Silverstone for a birthday celebration did not know their driver had no MOT, tax or insurance.
Officers got them on time to the track after the limo was taken to a secure compound on a low-loader.
PC Dave Lee said on Twitter: “This lovely couple were in the back of this Limo when we stopped it.
“They were on their way to the F1 for a Birthday Gift, not realising the driver had no insurance, tax or MOT.
“Least we could do was get them to the circuit in a bit more style.”
Twitters users praised the police.
Nick White wrote: “Congratulations PC Lee and your crew member, a splendid act of kindness.”
Lyn Jennings posted: “Nice one and to round it off Lewis Hamilton won! A birthday treat to remember.
Carol McDonald wrote: “Policing at its best I would say.”