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Thursday, March 27, 2008

I was ALWAYS Bodie.

My first car was OCC 783S, a 1978 MkII Ford Capri 1.6L, a bit like the one in the pic above, and the older I get the more I have this bizarre desire to get another one. It seems crazy, and perhaps I'm going through some mid-life crisis, but I have a huge file on the pc of Capri photos, Capri contacts, breakers, restorers, cars for sale. I remember picking The Demon up in it for our first date, way back in the 80's. Mine was two tone metallic blue, dark on the bottom light on the top, with a big silver stripe along the side that said 'Capri' at the end. It had Wolfrace 'Slot Mags', whatever they were, and an interior that had a black dash, a red carpet, brown front seats, and blue rear seats. Chicks loved it.

I'm surprised I ever got any sex.

10 comments:

Steve said...

There's no doubt about it a Capri is a handsome looking car. I say make use of the contacts and get yourself one. As Blake once said: better to kill a babe in the cradle than nurse unacted desires... or soemthing like that; cheery soul that he was.

Inchy said...

Close enough, Steve.

Jaggy said...

I thought it was Avon that said that.

Inchy said...

Geekiness confirmed.

Ron, apparently said...

See inchy, we're about te same age.It's comforting to know I'm not the only one who harkens back to when it was still ok to call birds "birds" (it's still OK here in the US, in fact the birds find it cute), it was OK to light up wherever you happen to be(actually, since I quit 10 years ago i don't miss that one, but that's besides the point) and if one of them chav's gave you a bit of lip you could smack him one and it was ok, 'cos he deserved it. If you're up for it, lets bring back bell bottom jeans, I think I looked particularly dashing and handsome in a pair matched with an ENOURMOUS-collared shirt...

Inchy said...

Whoa there Ron!

Let's not get carried away now!

Ron, apparently said...

I went to a 70's party when I worked in Saudi. I was dressed exactly as described. Well, up until I went skinny dipping with a girl from work, got tossed off in the pool and got tossed out of the party...

Inchy said...

That's probably illegal in Saudi, and, at the very least, quite unhygienic, Ron.

I like your style, lad.

FOUR DINNERS said...

I tried it once in a mates Capri and nearly got a hernia. Brave man.

Inchy said...

Honestly, the Capri was great for sex. I had the springs a-bouncin' on a regular basis when I was younger. Back seats down, front seats forward, there's your double bed.