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Saturday
Nov032012

First Thing Rory Can Buy With His Nike Money: The Ryder Cup Crown Vic

In an Onionesque tale of bureaucracy, Marie Wilson says the village of Lombard wants to sell the 2005 Vic that got Rory McIlroy to Medinah on time, but first they have to get to the bottom of a scandal! 

This scary notion that Deputy Chief Pat Rollins drives the car to and from home in case he's called to a crime scene during his off-duty hours. Perish the thought!

Trustees continued discussions Thursday night, but did not come to a conclusion on whether Rollins should be allowed to drive his squad car back and forth between his home about 10 miles from the limits of the village. Village Manager David Hulseberg said the car used to transport McIlroy cannot be sold until trustees address those concerns and authorize the purchase of a replacement vehicle.

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Reader Comments (13)

the wealthy and famous are different from you and i. when i am late and speeding to catch up, i can count on the police - to give me a speeding ticket.
11.3.2012 | Unregistered Commenterthusgone
Maybe the Top Gear guys would be interested in buying it?
11.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn G
In 1999 I was a volunteer courtesy car driver at the Ryder Cup. On Saturday morning Darren Clarke split his pants while warming-up on the range. I drove Heather (RIP) and his replacement pants to The Country Club. She was under the impression that I should risk a ticket in order to spare Clarke some embarrassment - we made it without the need for a police escort.

I don't think Darren bought that Buick.
11.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Hayes
I was fortunate enough to find a 91 Crown Vic under a tarp at an estate sale. I walked out with for a few grand. It had like 3000 miles on it. Poor fella died after purchase and the widow just threw a tarp on it. Anyways, I drove around like a boss in that thing, terrorizing all sorts of sedans and soccer moms with my metal tank. That thing could hold 3-4 sets of clubs and was the car for some great getaways.
11.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterStreaky Putter
In my playing daze on the mini/micros...I would have dreamed having a CrownVic...or ANY variety of made in the USA "sofa on wheels". I had to make do with a 3-door Ford Escort.
11.3.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
this car has very little if any extra value from its 15 minutes,
This whole thing is embarrassing to car guys as a *collector car*?!?!

This is big base transportation, and the winner is streaky putter with the 3000 mile estate sale cruiser, not the car that Rory peed in, wondering if he was gonna make it or get DQ'ed.

Nice story David H. I guess we are not gonna get a response on the other, or at least not yet: that old story has legs with a little push.

Seeing the final score, a DQ would have make the cop a hero to all the jingo types- but I just rooted for players, and it was an entertaining show .
11.3.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
I always say the reason to get a big car and a small house is simple- you can sleep in your car but you can't drive your house.
11.3.2012 | Unregistered Commentertaffy
@digsouth,

GVS tweeted (yesterday, I think) that he has recently filed a story about anchoring which expects will be posted to golf.com soon.
11.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Hayes
Thanks, David.

May offer some support to my contention, or let the wind out of that sail.
11.3.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
This town probably has $15,000,000 in unfunded pension liabilities yet they are debating if a police vehicle having 80,000 miles is excessive, if it is anything like my town.
11.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaboy
I have a great Westwood stat for when the next pertinent thread starts!

Hint: 0-for-80
11.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDTF

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