Alex Ginzburg

Contributed by Alex Ginzburg, photographed by Alex, Scott Filis and others. © ALL photographs are copyright by Alex Ginzburg. All rights reserved.

  • P Henning (Private)
    10 years 1 month ago
    Amazing the comments CHP cars still garner. The steady red spot dates back to days of old and pretty much have stayed that way. The Ca Veh Code requires one front facing steady red on all authorized emergency vehicles. As one reader explains, the shop just removes the lens, which some CHP old timers call "The ruby" and installs in a new car on the line. They've been using supplemental under mirror lights, from halogen to now LED as add on lights for some time and have the sequential orange sticks and more LED blue/reds on the rear deck. Heck, I just commented myself! My AF cop cars had to have the steady red even though we patrolled just on base because we wrote civilians a US Magistrate's ticket using the Ca Veh Code (CVC). as "assimilated law." . .
  • 10 years 1 month ago
    "Hey Titanic tub YOUR'E the stupid one"

    Nonetheless, I can spell.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 years 1 month ago
    Hey Titanic tub your'e the stupid one.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 years 1 month ago
    CA - California Highway Patrol
    Why do they have one spotlight red?
  • Roy (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    IL - Chicago Police
    This Caprice is actually wearing Ford hubcaps!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    MN - Minnesota State Patrol
    Are there blue lights on this unit, or are my eyes playing tricks on me? I know this is a daylight shot and blue does not show up as well as red. Great picture and nice looking "prowler." If there are blue lights, when did the MN State Patrol switch from all red to a red/blue mix? Are other police cars in MN transitioning to the addition of blue lights? MN seems to be under-represented on Copcar.com. Come on Minnesotans, please send us some pictures.
  • ben (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    NY - New York City Police
    Very Sharp....This has the LEDs in the headlights instead of corner strobes.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    IL - Illinois State Police
    He must be talkin SRT neon's because the SRT8 Charger has 425hp, and no little tin can piece of jap crap can take that, I don't care who you are.
  • Dave (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    IL - Illinois State Police
    No sh*t Sherlock your tin can ricer obviously has a weight advantage over a 4 door sedan !! Now lets see who holds up in a crash.

    Boy,There's one born every minute.
  • roo676 (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    IL - Chicago Police
    look's like a rear facing radar antenna
  • Dave (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    IL - Chicago Police
    Whats that device sticking out the rear side window ??

    Radar ??
  • JW (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    IL - Illinois State Police
    I would imagine Dodge had fire departments in mind when they offered this color on the Diplomat. I bet this car was great for nailing speeders in it day.
  • Ahmed (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    IL - Chicago Police
    Well, I don't know. The reason why I ask is because the only time I see CPD 1981-1985 Impalas is in movies. The 1980's style Impala is one of my favorite cars in the CPD fleet. I was wondering if there were any actual pictures of them.

    (Regarding the car above) I thought the 1987 Caprices were 8000-8600 series, and were the last 80's Caprices with hubcaps? Or am I wrong?
    (I could be wrong)

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    You are wrong. 1987 vehicles were numbered from approximately 7600 to 7900. The 1988s were the last Chevrolets ordered with hubcaps. The 1990 Caprices did not have any to save $$ and they were fitted with old Ford caps (as in this photo) before they hit the street. We got no marked cars in 1989.

    Want to see more photos? Go to my CPD album



    Greg
    copcar dot com
  • Larry (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    IL - Winnetka Police
    Hot car. Love the vehicle # (on C pillar).
  • Larry (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    IL - Illinois State Police
    I remember "Short Time"....Looks like it.