Cop car that raced Rory to Medinah to be auctioned
- By Will Gray
- Nov 2, 2012 2:12 PM ET
The most famous cop car in the metro Chicago area – one that perhaps tipped the balance of this year's Ryder Cup – is likely headed for the auction block.
The Village of Lombard, Ill. is planning to auction the car that Deputy Chief Pat Rollins used to transport Rory McIlroy to Medinah on Sunday during the Ryder Cup, just minutes before the Ulsterman's singles match with Keegan Bradley was set to tee off.
Before the car can be sold, trustees must first address concerns about the vehicle's high mileage and approve a potential replacement car for Rollins. The one in which McIlroy hitched a ride has over 81,000 miles and was already slated for replacement in the next budget year.
According to the Daily Herald, most village vehicles authorized for personal use can be driven to homes within four miles of the village limits, but Rollins was using his to commute daily from his home ten miles outside of Lombard.
Once a decision is reached regarding mileage stipulations and cost for Rollins' replacement vehicle, the road will be paved to sell the car that is now a piece of Ryder Cup history. No word yet if McIlroy will show up 10 minutes before the auction begins.
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