Ned Wilcox is one of the main characters in From a Buick 8 and is currently a member of Troop D just like his father before him was. He began working at Troop D shortly after the death of his father, Curtis, and would eventually learn of the Troop's biggest secret which was the Buick Roadmaster. He learned about the Buick from the members of Troop D who told him of the past events involving the Buick. He would then later attempt to destroy the Buick, but his attempts were stopped by Sandy Dearborn who was able to get him under control. He would then later quit college and become a rookie at Troop D.