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, March 13, 2011

3/13/11 UPDATE

Vic needs an oil change BAD!  We never got around to it before winter, and I am shamed of how old the Mobil One is!  I won't even share it with you folks...  THAT is how bad it is!  But with most of the snow now melted here, hopefully we can get it done as soon as Todd's driveway is dry. 

I bit the bullet and ordered some POR 15 today.  I've heard it is pretty good stuff.  I will use it to try and get the rust on the fenders to at least slow down.  May touch up a few other spots, too.  Need to try and buff up the headlights, as I noticed they are really starting to show their age.  The chrome on the grille is starting to bubble a bit.  Oh... poor car...

Interesting Non-Vic Ford...

OK, this isn't a Crown Vic, but it sure is nifty!  Spotted in Westford MA... at a Dunkin Donuts... ehem...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011



I am slowly launching what I have dubbed OPERATION: VIC PIC.  This is an effort to get some up to date cruiser photos added to the main website.  Please click the link in the sidebar to read more.  Or head over to the main website and read about it there.