The Ford Crown Victoria was a lot of things: tough as nails, practical, great at getting everyone around you to drop down to five MPH below the speed limit. But was it fast? Read more...
When Ford decided to finally lay to rest the 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, a huge void was left in the lucrative police vehicle market. In the resulting scramble to provide cruisers to fill that void, Dodge ended up with a much bigger share of this market than it had had in some time, with the 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit. Show More Summary
A Tesla Model S is about as far from a Ford Crown Victoria as you can imagine, but the former might just replace the latter in the police fleets of the U.S. As part of a larger effort to be more environmentally friendly, the Los Angeles...Show More Summary
63 years, seven months and two days later, she has worn the crown for longer than her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, which officially makes her Britain’s longest-serving monarch. She beat Queen Victoria by notching up 63 years and 218 days, in a job that includes being head of Church of England. “Next year, when she turns
A royal record is broken SEPTEMBER 9th 2015 is Queen Elizabeth II’s 23,226th day on the British throne, a landmark which sees her supersede Queen Victoria—her great-great grandmother—as the country's longest-serving monarch. Both queens...Show More Summary
Good news, citizen! Remember how we all were sad with the news that the trusty work horse that is the Ford Crown Victoria was ceasing production? Worry no more, as Detroit has a new plan to keep their cruisers-a-cruisin’. Read more....
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway took part in the Climate Pilgrimage in Norway over the weekend, bringing attention not only to a worthy cause but also to their very cute (and very doable) hair choices. Show More Summary
NHTSA is moving forward with an investigation into failing headlights on the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis after an earlier defect petition. It now has a preliminary evaluation into the problem. Continue reading NHTSA...Show More Summary
WHAT black cabs are to London, yellow taxis are to New York. From the charming checker cabs (pictured) of the 1950s and 60s to the workhorse-like Crown Victorias of the 1990s and 2000s, yellow cabs have been a fixture of the city’s streets, and a surefire way to inform viewers in the early scenes of a film that it is set in the Big Apple. Show More Summary
Driving on two wheels, sometimes called skiing, is a thrilling, yet dangerous stunt. We called in professional stunt coordinator Tom Harper to teach us how on his modified Ford Crown Victoria, complete with a set of stunt driving training wheels. Show More Summary
An oil sketch of Queen Victoria, made just four months after her accession to the throne at the age of 18, will go on display in Scotland for the first time. Painted by the celebrated Scottish artist Sir David Wilkie, it is the earliest image of her as reigning monarch and a study for the first painting commissioned by Victoria when Queen. Show More Summary
It’s been said that with the last Crown Victoria produced, the death of Ford’s Panther platform represented the extinction of the species, American sedanus body-on-framus, the last of the dinosaurs. Keeping in a biological frame of mind, it seems to me that the BOF American sedan didn’t go extinct, but transformed. Show More Summary
Two young men, 20 and 18, facing north. Two straight lanes, clear and flat, inviting them into a very dark place. They arrive at the stoplight at the Burger King just before 3 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2008, a white Ford Crown Victoria in the right lane, a green Mercury Grand Marquis in the left lane, music thumping from each. Show More Summary
TweetIt used to have four foot wide lanes. Then it got six foot lanes, but now it’s lots busier these days, with all manner of transport upon it: And the SFPD and Rec & Park drive upon this path with Crown Victorias all the time too, right? So what’s wrong with eight foot lanes, I […]
A Crown Victoria is far from the only way to get you from point A to point B. Read more...
A consumer advocacy group in North Carolina wants NHTSA to re-open its investigation into front lighting failures on the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis. The agency alleges that the problem is still occurring, and Ford dealers are not keeping the parts in stock. Show More Summary
TweetI don’t think this SFPD Ford Crown Victoria will be with us much longer: The funny thing is that I’ve been seeing a lot of civilianized former police cars on the streets of San Francisco and I can’t tell them from the merely out-of-service SFPD rides. Anyway, all of the SFPD’s Crown Vics are not […]
Max writes: Sajeev, After following your and TTAC’s collective wisdom regarding Panthers, I have enjoyed four and a half years of somewhat trouble-free $1000 police-auction 2001 Crown Victoria ownership. The Crown Vic is a wonderfulShow More Summary
Dumb, dumb, dumb. Shawn Michael Robinson was pretending to be a police officer in Dumfries, Va. on January 29th, riding around in his white Crown Victoria and pulling people over on Thursday. The problem for him was that he pulled over an actual policeman! Robinson shined a spotlight on the car in front of him, and pulled over [...]
The Crown Princess of Sweden attended the Auschwitz memorial service yesterday along with dignitaries and survivors. However, Crown Princess Victoria seemed taken aback when one reporter asked about her grandfather’s “Nazi” past during an interview as she stood next to two Auschwitz survivors. Show More Summary