For the past 8 years running, we’ve been developing the Red Square Charity Car Show to truly be something special. It’s one of the largest charity car shows in the NorthWest, and without a doubt, RSCS events draw some of the most unique vehicles in Washington out of the shadows & onto the bricks. It happens for just one day out of the year, and it’s the only place you’ll find the wildest exotic cars parked right along side tuners, hot rods, and custom builds like this stanced out Crown Vic.
If this Vic looks familiar, you may have seen it on such places as… the internet. It’s the pride, joy, and daily transportation of our Office Admin, Alex, a guy formally known on instagram by the handle “Steelhoover.” Alex recently spent many hours of his off-time polishing the car with the help & direction of our techs to get it prepped for none other than RSCS8.
It may be a little rough around the edges, but that’s part of what make the origins of this Police Interceptor all the more evident. Alex took this decommissioned Vic from a hard life as an SPD SWAT cruiser to ballin’ out of control with a few simple but incredibly effective modifications.
Surely, one the the first that may alert you to this being anything but a standard cruiser is the aggressive wheels, fitment, and ride height. The Vic is running a dual variable 480c compressors, an Accuair manifold, twin 3 gallon tanks, Airlift dominator bags, an AVS 9 way switch box and AVS digital gauges – it was tricky to set up, but Alex has it dialed in to perfection. Flip some switches, and this Police Interceptor lays out & tucks tire hard in true VIP fashion.
The wheels are a perfect example of the power re-barreling & refinishing holds. Alex tracked down a set of 18” Zauber Glanzens & sent them off to get blasted, polished, step-lipped, and up-sized to their current spec of 19 x 9.5 – 32 / 19 x 11 – 13.
While the end result is anything but a run-of-the-mill patrol car, this Vic is still a very utilitarian vehicle. Beyond daily driving, Alex has put his Interceptor to use for everything from towing boats to the beach, running trailers full of garbage to the dump, and chauffeuring his grandparents to doctors visits.
For being such a common vehicle on the roads in the US, Alex’s Crown Vic is without a doubt one of the most simplistically & uniquely modified versions running the streets. There have been more and more Vic enthusiasts cropping up as of late, and those numbers are sure to grow as cars get fazed out of service or pushed into obsolescence by new manufacturer agreements with government. If anything, this Interceptor is helping the internets recognize the endless possibilities for turning something that’s as standard as a cop cruiser into a seriously original head turner.
So, for those who want to hard park right along side Steelhoover at one of Washington’s most diverse automotive displays, now is your chance. Get signed up for the 8th annual Red Square Charity Car Show at UW & come hang with us on the bricks for an awesome afternoon of cars, music, food trucks, and of course, dogs! All proceeds for RSCS8 benefit the Progressive Animal Welfare Society, and the show is limited to only 130 spots. We’ll be in attendance with a few shop projects of our very own, and you never know what Cats Exotics might pull out of the showroom.
Need even more of Steelhoover’s Crown Vic in your life? Peep this short highlight reel complete with some serious water beading, and be sure to stay up to date with all things RSCS on the official Red Square Car Show instagram. For more info on the 8th anual Red Square Charity Car Show, head over to www.redsquarecarshow.com or visit the facebook page & event listing.
See you #onthebricks!