Quick Pic: In a Galaxie far, far away…

Galaxie-FOS
I attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed a few weekends ago. There were lots of amazing cars, but this Galaxie has stuck in my brain. The driver was pushing it hard up the hill and it sounded amazing. It also looked perfectly out of place, which made me love it even more.

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9 responses to “Quick Pic: In a Galaxie far, far away…”

  1. stigshift Avatar
    stigshift

    Thank you for not spelling it Galaxy. Seriously, the only thing more aggravating on CL is the mention of the almighty BMW V6…

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      Well, Jeff was in Great Britain at the time….
      http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/All-New-Galaxy

      1. Guest Avatar
        Guest

        I love learning about cars that were/are not sold in Canada, and although I’ve never heard of it before, the Ford Galaxy is now my favourite minivan, based on looks alone.

  2. 0A5599 Avatar
    0A5599

    Admittedly, I have never attended Goodwood, but I fail to see how anyone might think this car looks out of place.

    1. outback_ute Avatar
      outback_ute

      Maybe in terms of fitting on the road? It is very narrow

  3. Sjalabais Avatar
    Sjalabais

    I understand that – I was a kid that thought he knew a lot about cars. A ton of books, yearly catalogues of “all cars sold in the world” (huge treasure to me) and youthful hubris combined made meeting the infant internet quite humbling. I know there’s a lot of interesting, challenging, and even reliable, tractor-y stuff out there; to my taste. Yet I keep circling back to Volvos. They’re familiar, they’re boxy, they’re good. Even the unboxy ones…

  4. boxdin Avatar
    boxdin

    There are some great videos on youtube with these Galaxies racing Falcons in 1963 or so in UK.
    The Mighty vs The Nimble, great to watch.

    1. crank_case Avatar
      crank_case

      Came here just to mention that, go to Goodwoods youtube channel (which disqus seems to have embedded rather than just link) and check out the members meeting or revival races, there is no sight better than a 7 litre Galaxie playing cat and mouse with an original Mini or even a Lotus Cortina, just like they would have in BTCC in period. You just don’t get that sort of mix on a circuit in a modern series.
      https://www.youtube.com/user/GoodwoodTV
      http://motorsporthistory.ru/history/history-2011.12.27/1966%20Muir%20(Ford%20Galaxie)%20leads%20Jim%20Clark%20(Lotus%20Cortina0%20with%20Chris%20Craft%20and%20Mike%20Young%20(Anglias)%20following%20at%20Brands%20Hatch%2029-8-1966.jpg

  5. CruisinTime Avatar
    CruisinTime

    A friend bought a new 1963 with the 406 tri-power 4-speed,what a bear.Only drove it once but what a thrill.

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