A Sunday Image That Captures Our Essence…

One of these things is not like the other... yet both of these things cause us great joy.
One of these things is not like the other… yet both of these things cause us great joy.

Here at Hooniverse.com, we have a love for all things automotive. This picture shows two very different worlds coming together… worlds that are rooted in a shared passion.
The car on the right is a 2010 Bentley Continental GTC Speed while the car on the left is a 1964 Ford Falcon Futura.
The Bentley is powered by a 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 ... which produces 600 hp.
The Bentley is powered by a 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 … which produces 600 hp.

The Ford is powered by a 280 V8 ... which produces, um, horsepower too.
The Ford is powered by a 260 V8 … which produces, um, horsepower too.

There is a story behind the Ford that we will be sharing shortly… and the Bentley will receive  a proper rogering review – for now I just wanted to share these photos because I thought they capture the essence of Hooniverse wonderfully so.
Ford and Bentley
Bentley and Ford

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24 responses to “A Sunday Image That Captures Our Essence…”

  1. BGW, Capt (Ret.) Avatar

    I dunno…that Ford mill's gonna strain a bit dragging 5000+ lbs around.

  2. Maymar Avatar

    Will someone get that VW out of the way?

  3. Eggwich Avatar

    Has there ever been a soft top convertible that looks good with the top up? I think not.

  4. Tomsk Avatar

    This post illustrates the First Hooniversal Truth™: Have engine, will like.

    1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

      Daewoo Leganza.
      Actually, the Holden/GM four is the least offensive part.

      1. Tomsk Avatar

        Okay, I'll give you that one. I will admit The Big Book of Hooniversal Truths is a work in progress.
        However, I'm hoping I can get Peter Orosz and his lady friend Natalie to endow it with some righteous crayon illustrations.

  5. engineerd Avatar

    The problem with Bentleys is they are just too commonplace.
    "What kind of crack is engineerd on today?" I'm sure you're asking yourself that right now. Let me 'splain. I see Bentleys everywhere. Hell, driving down Ford Road in Westland, MI (hardly a haven for the nouveau riche) I saw one pulling out of a side street. They are everywhere. Sure, a GTC Speed is a very special Bentley. But there isn't much to set it apart from other Bentleys in the looks department.
    On the other hand, even here in Detroit — home of the American automobile and the gathering place of thousands of classic cars every summer — an old Ford, Chevy, Dodge, etc. is something special. While you don't see a Bentley every day, unless you're in Birmingham, it seems the classics are even more rare. But they pop up anywhere: blue collar neighborhood Downriver, in the posh Oakland County suburbs, and in the middle-class areas of Canton and Plymouth. And they pop up somewhat randomly.
    Maybe that's what makes the Ford more special…it's unexpected. I know where to go to see a Bentley. I don't always know where to go to see the Ford, yet it (and it's classic brethren) seem to show up when I'm not looking for it.

    1. FTGDHoonEdition Avatar

      Dearborn sure has it's share of showoff super rich cars. You can just sit before Bailey's with a beer in hand on weekends to see the multitude of expensive machinery which comes out near the Crave/ Chili's parking lots.

    2. hagenxj Avatar

      So many Bentley IC Speeds over there? Here in Berlin, only 2 hrs from the castle of their VW Overlords, you can drive around half a day or longer to see just one. But thats a shame, really. They are made for effortless cruising. Not for showing off. They are (in Europe) bought by people with supercar ambitions. And a sense of luxury. And staying under the radar.

  6. muthalovin Avatar

    Dope. Ford Falcon FTW! My mom had a Falcon Wagon. I grew up resenting that car, but now realize how awesome it was.

  7. CptSevere Avatar

    Yeah, the Falcon caught my eye immediately. I've always liked them, and this one's a sweety. The cute little V8 is icing on the cake.
    You'd think that Bentley would be showing off the big badass W12 and it's twin turbos. I really don't get this hide-the-engine thing. I think it's ironic that you lift the hood, see plastic and a badge that says "Twin Turbo," so that you know what you're missing.
    Maybe I'll fabricate the same thing for my F100 so I can be cool, too. It'll say "One Barrel Carburetor."

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      The black in the middle is actually the intake manifold…I gave them points for actually having engine parts visible in the engine bay.
      That said, for how much it costs, this car has almost no presence. The interior's gorgeous and 600hp is nothing to sneeze at…but there's nothing about the car from the outside that'd make you want to investigate further.

    2. zaddikim Avatar

      Hell, dude, label everything!
      "Points and Condenser"
      "Water Pump"
      "Intake Manifold"
      You might have something there…

  8. PowerTryp Avatar

    I love the pic of the Falcon in the Bentley badge background. You guys really know how to make a hoon feel good about the automotive world that we live in. You can certainly clump me in with the guys that like both but would rather have the Ford.