Comment of the Day: Ah Yes, the Fabled HPD 1975 Gremlin

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We looked at seven vintage HPD patrol cars through the years, including the misguided decision to use a 1975 Gremlin.

It brought back memories for one reader.

mollusk wrote:

The picture does not even begin to capture just how ridiculous the Gremlins looked - two chrome bullhorn speakers between two gumdrops on the rack, bright HPD blue, and surrounded by things like 1973 Coupe de Villes and station wagons that could accept light aircraft landing on the roof, salted with puttering Beetles struggling to keep up...

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