Welcome to the Crown Vics ETC blog!

On April 6, 2000, I purchased a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP with 23,490 miles. I decided to start a little website for it featuring a running log of my experiences with the car. Vic 1.0 was retired in 2015 due to rust and electrical issues. Vic 2.0 was a 2006 P71 in Blue Pearl that belonged to my boyfriend. It was a Ford demo and never saw actual police use. It was damaged in September of 2018 with well over 186,000 miles. It was replaced by Vic 3.0 in October 2018, a 2008 P71 in Silver Birch with 120,971 miles. To read posts prior to 2010, click a link at right, or go to Crown Vics, ETC.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

See a Whelen Light Bar Being Made...

If you can, try and catch the recent episode of How It's Made... went to Whelen to show how they make an LED lightbar. Interesting... I didn't see a video clip on the Science Channel website, but it is "Episode 7 - Season 9:
Find out how audio tubes, light bars, model aircraft, snare drums are made"

Sunday, February 6, 2011

2/6/11 UPDATE

Today is Superbowl Sunday.  A great evening to go for a peaceful drive, since there will be NO traffic.  Just make sure you get home before the game is over...

Vic has been a little unhappy lately.  I always knew there was some body work done to the corner of the front bumper.  After all these years, it is failing.  I think the latest snow banks did it in.  The paint has chipped off, and there is a line of red filler showing.  Not sure how I will deal with that come spring...

Here are some cheesecake photos of Vic from January:



Sexy, huh?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Got Snow? You Need One of These!!

Folks, so far this year we have had 1-2 snow storms each week.  In fact, I just came in from trying to clean up a mess of snow and water.  While I am warming up, I'd like to suggest a product.  Yes, I am plugging something.  The Sno Brum.  Why?  Oh a few reasons...

One is that it works.  And I like things that work.  A Crown Vic is a large car, and you need something that can reach when you try and clear snow off of one.  No more trying to use a small snow brush or broom.  As long as you don't put the thing down on dirt or sand, and use a little care, you won't get any major scratches on your paint.

I first used these when I was a working stiff at car dealerships.  Half of the brooms bought each year got stolen by employees.  Yes, they work THAT well!  I have cleared snow off brand new Porsches with these.  Granted, not all people care about dents and scratches...

My Sno Brum has a metal handle.  My father and mother's have wood handles.  They also come with a telescoping handle.

Another reason I am suggesting this item is because I am really sick and tired of people who don't clean snow off their cars.  You know those people... the ones driving down the highway with only their windshield cleared.  The trucks with sheets of ice blowing off onto people's cars... those beings.  To them, this is a not-so-subtle hint...