Whacker spotting thread

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  1. milkman

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    Looks to be a mobile ham shack, but the fact that he used an old Crown Vic for it earns him whacker status in my book. Two coil-loaded NMO antennas on either side of the trunk, a glass-mount of some kind on the passenger side, and another NMO whip on the roof
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    Oh how funny to see a Max360 in the window of one of these.
     
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    My car IS an unmarked police car, or it was before I bought it. I like the look, it's fun to drive, it's roomy, and it was relatively inexpensive.

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    Here in AR the Funeral escort vehicles look very similar to Police cars, about a week or so ago I was tooling down the highway and noticed a gaggle of cars and a lone car ahead... Turns out it was an escort car but everyone was afraid to pass it as it looked like a cop car.

    It had subdued yellow letting on the back that said "caution" and on the sides it said "escort" They have a lightbar across the top and if I recall they are purple LED.

    No one would get close to it til I threaded my way through and passed him, then everyone else decided it was safe.
     
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    I don't drive a "whacker" car, but it is the same platform a lot of local agencies and Sheriff use in the field (Explorer). I can usually clear the left lane pretty easy just for that fact.
     
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    - Looks clean on the outside. Was the interior beat and full of holes from all the equipment mounts ?
     
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    They are nice cars for sure. I see from your signature you are an RCR fan
     
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    Nice interior, too. No holes anywhere. Equipment attaches to an equipment plate mounted between front seats. Has carpet, oem carpeted mats, and cloth seats front and rear.
     
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    No, not a fan. What gave you that idea?
     
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    I thought you were quoting the intro of this video but I guess I was mistaken. Now that I watch it again he was making a Blues Brothers reference
     
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    And I thought you were referring to Richard Childress Racing, lol. Yes, it's from the Blues Brothers movie, but I added the brakes part.
     
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    CVPI retired from the local sheriff’s fleet, with a couple of Laird 800-900MHz antennas thrown on top, and still rocking the spotlight. Definitely wants to look like a cop.
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    Those single channel antennas are usually trunk mounted, they'll put the multi channel up on the roof sometimes. But he'll scare people anyway.
     
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    I was out for a motorcycle ride this evening body cam rolling and spotted this white in color Ford Crown Vic Whacker. I thought it was a legit PD car at first until I got closer. As it comes into view on the left side of the video at the 19 sec mark you can see the push bars and spot lights. I also has the rear passenger door open. When I passed and looked at the driver, she was a 300+ pound female. Her kid was out back smoking by the open rear door. It had 3 large K40 CB whip antennas on the back trunk lid and tinted windows.

     
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    New Braunfels, Texas. He definitely put work into this one because I've never seen anything like it before

     
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