Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Beloved Car Of Cops And Cabbies Meets Its End

I love the look of the Crown Vics.

After more than 30 years, production of the Ford Crown Victoria and Lincoln Town Car has ended. The large, gas guzzling, rear-wheel drive behemoths have been the favorites of limo drivers, taxi drivers and police officers for more than a generation.

The end of the Town Car and the Crown Vic, as it's affectionately known, comes as Ford tries to become a hipper and more fuel-efficient company.

So what has made the Crown Victoria and the Lincoln so popular? Star Auto Repair on Chicago's North Side is a good place to answer that question. The shop is open and busy from 9 to 5 — that is, 9 a.m. to 5 a.m., 20 hours a day.


1 comment:

Beda Figlia said...

The Crown Vic Police Interceptor is without a doubt the most awesome police car ever. I have a huge poster behind my desk with a picture of a Crown Vic sneaking down an alleyway at night with the caption "Ready or not, here I come."