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by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I know it’s not quite as swank as some entries, but maybe would be considered under the sentimental category? This sweet ’86 Crown Victoria Ltd was recently towed away to be donated to NPR. Originally purchased new by my grandfather, he died six months later. It was then my grandmother’s car (where near the end was the proverbial little old lady’s car in a garage) until she gave it to me in 2007. It was me and my wife’s primary vehicle until last month, when the fact of two young children and an unfixable AC meant she needed to be retired.

Two fun facts: First, our second child was nearly born in her plush red back seat as I barreled down Beach Drive on the way to GW hospital (elapsed time from our house in Petworth to the birth in the hospital: 26 minutes).

Second, named in honor of my grandmother, she has her own theme song. Black Betty will be missed.”

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by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2018 at 10:00 pm 0

Thanks to Elle for sending:

“This car was spotted outside of the ronald reagan building on 13 1/2 St. What in the world do these special features do??”

by Prince Of Petworth May 24, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Spectacular. Thanks to Victoria for sharing her find on Craigslist:

“Custom Light up Couch built from 1948 GMC truck – $3000

Here is a quick rundown:

Lights up, rolls, changes beat with the sound of music or can be put on fades, flashes or a solid LED color. Super structurally sound, all the light work via a wall outlet and powered on by a car key. Drawer in the back for storage and clean wiring. All work done by Furhad Nasserjah, 21 year old local artist to Woodbridge VA.

Below are details on what exactly was done: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 23, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Noah for sending:

“Check out this sweet…motortricycle? Spotted on 3rd Street NW by Coolidge Senior High School/Takoma Community Center. Fairly certain the front said Porsche, but I have no idea what this is. Very cool custom lights as well if you catch it around town.”

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