Just as the prior issue of SIA introduced the Driveable Dream to the Hemmings repertoire, the February 2003 issue (SIA #193) introduced the Restoration Profile, an in-depth look at how an at-home restorer – in this case owner Ted Ciufo – transformed his car – in this case a 1955 Ford Crown Victoria Skyliner with […]
There may be more steering woes for the Ford Crown Victoria. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation into the Crown Vic and Mercury Grand Marquis from the 2004 to 2007 model years and the Mercury Marauder for the 2004 and 2005 model years because the steering shaft can jam. Show More Summary
One rollover injury blamed on steering lockup while driving.
Congratulations to Charlotte Honey Bee Victoria who was crowned Miss Charlotte USA 2015 earlier this month. Victoria will go on to compete for the title of Miss North Carolina USA We’re looking forward to seeing Victoria and all her Honey Bee teammates this weekend at the P-R-O Convention. [Victoria at Hornets Website]
Spotting a Ford Crown Victoria in your rearview mirror is always enough to make a driver lift ever-so-gently off the throttle pedal. Those familiar headlamps are quickly and easily picked out from the rest of the pack. Typically, it means 5-0 is on your tail, so you better be driving within the limits of the law. The Crown Vic, however, is slowly...
The problem with impersonating a cop is that at some point you might run into a real one. Florida Detective Justin "Chance" Anderson was driving an unmarked car Monday when a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor he'd passed turned on its red-and-blue flashers. Anderson obligingly pulled over. The other...
Move over, Miley – there’s a new it girl in town this year, and her name is Candice Swanepoel. The 25 year old Victoria’s Secret supermodel was just crowned No. 1 on Maxim magazine’s annual Hot 100 list. Rounding out the top three this year are Scarlett Johansson (who came thisclose to the top spot),
Candice Swanepoel is officially the hottest person on the planet, or so says Maxim, which crowned the 25-year-old South African supermodel with the top spot on its annual Hot 100 list. And why shouldn't she be? She's a Victoria's Secret Angel, after all. Show More Summary
Candice Swanepoel's hotness is being honored in a big way. The 25-year-old Victoria's Secret supermodel was crowned No. 1 on Maxim magazine's annual Hot 100 List.
Over the weekend, Princess Estelle of Sweden stepped out for her first official royal engagement alongside her parents, Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria. During a visit to Mjölby, Sweden, the 2-year-old princess helped to open the Fairytale Path along Lake Takern. Show More Summary
Even though it is just the 17th of May, this weekend is nicknamed May Two-Four. It is Canada's non-much-observed celebration of the lass who was Queen Victoria. Monday is still called Victoria Day. It also has a quiet subtext of somehow being the celebration of the present Queen's birthday. Show More Summary
VH-OQA, a Qantas A380-841 on the ramp at Avalon Airport, Victoria five years ago – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter On the 3rd of December, 2013, Emirates took the crown with having the longest Airbus A380 route in the world — from Dubai to Los Angeles. The route is only 418 miles longer than [...]Show More Summary
As the models continue to grow older, the Ford Crown Victoria is slowly but surely disappearing from US cities as the prevailing taxicab. The same thing is happening in Morocco with its huge fleet of Mercedes-Benz W123-chassis taxis thanks to a little help from the government. Show More Summary
Revealing her inner-hippie goddess, Victoria Justice hit up Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday afternoon (April 20). The newly 21-year-old actress rocked an orange halter top with a flower crown and tiny shorts and she...Show More Summary
TweetDoes the SFPD drive its big Ford Crown Victorias ‘neath the first reinforced concrete bridge built in America just to chat with area drug dealers? Yes, yes it does. Officers just drive past the world’s smallest lake (sadly just two-star rated) and then under Kezar Drive. Click to expand And then they hang a left to do a little [...]
It's not a huge surprise Ford has kept most of the police car market even after the Crown Victoria was discontinued. But what looked like the heir apparent, the Taurus in a police uniform, is being outsold by the Ford Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility. America loves its SUVs. Read more...
When Ford killed off the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, the police car market was left wide open. But the Blue Oval appears to have managed to brought a suitable replacement to market, though it’s not the traditional three-box police sedan. Many departments found the Dodge Charger too cramped and the Chevrolet Caprice a tough sell […]
Future reference for anyone behind the wheel of a Ford Crown Victoria police car: The emergency brake is located near the pedals.
TweetNo no, even better, I’ll get me a Crown Victoria rental car, paint “STREET” on the side and then take it up to Sonoma Raceway for a few laps. Click to expand IRL, I’d be embarrassed to drive this rig around…
TweetPer Angelfire(!) website Copa Lowrider “Patrol Car 1130 – 1991 Crown Victoria. In 1994, a patrol police car was converted into the first Lowrider Police Car in the nation. This program was created to develop better relations and to bridge the gap between youths, citizens of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department. It is also a [...]