seventies ford

Ford Capri RS2600 (1971)

A new 2637 cc version of the Cologne V6 engine assembled by Weslake and featuring their special all alloy cylinder heads appeared in September 1971, powering the Capri RS2600. This model used Kugelfischer fuel injection to raise power to 150 PS (110 kW) and was the basis for the Group 2 RS2600 used in the European Touring Car Championship. The RS2600 also received modified suspension, a close ratio gearbox, lightened bodywork panels, ventilated disc brakes and aluminium wheels. It could hit 100kph from a standstill in 7.7 seconds.The 2.6 L engine was detuned in September for the deluxe version 2600 GT, with 2550 cc and a double-barrel Solex carburettor. Germany’s Dieter Glemser won the Drivers’ title in the 1971 European Touring Car Championship at the wheel of a Ford Köln entered RS2600 and fellow German Jochen Mass did likewise in 1972.

okay but honestly at this point it’s like YES, YES PEOPLE, I UNDERSTAND THAT THAT ACTOR IS OVER SIXTY YEARS OLD, NO I AM NOT WATCHING THE MOVIE THEY ARE IN BECAUSE I THINK THEY’RE ATTRACTIVE EVEN IF THEY MAY HAVE BEEN ONCE MANY YEARS AGO, I’M WATCHING THIS FOR SENTIMENTAL VALUE AND EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT TO CHILDHOOD MEMORIES AND BECAUSE I THINK THEY’RE GREAT OVERALL, THANK YOU

And now consider the fact that Simon and Garfunkel’s heyday was in the mid-sixties, when Stan and Ford were children.

Now imagine Stan in his car during the seventies or Ford listening to the radio in college and the song “Old Friends” comes on and they recognize it from their childhood. How much do you think they cry?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTFtz5hwO3w

Now imagine decades later when they’re travelling the world on the Stan O’War. They’re the age of the people in the song. And they’re out at some port in some town they can’t pronounce.

And they’re just stopping to rest, get some grub, nothing special. But there’s a busker just across the street, and he’s playing a guitar. And he has a beautiful, beautiful voice…and at first they don’t recognize the song at all because he isn’t singing in English. But they soon realize they know the tune and both of them remember every lyric.

Stan’s the first one to break down. He can’t stop himself, he falls to his knees and starts crying hard. Really hard. He’s embarrassed but he can’t stop. Then he feels Ford hugging him and realizes he’s crying too. And the old men make a spectacle of themselves on the sidewalk of some nameless town.