Friday, February 13, 2009

Ride My Pony

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Some of my long-standing readers might remember that I played in a band in my youth. Originally there were five of us, but when this picture was taken one member had left. We, the remaining four, tried to re-launch ourselves and went on a photo session all over town for promotional purposes. So we had lots of photos with us posing in front of interesting old doorways, derelict buildings and all sorts of backgrounds typical of the time.

As we were moving between locations we came across this Ford Mustang, a sixties icon among cool cars if there ever was one (sorry Mini fans!), so naturally we did not want to miss the opportunity, but had to snap a shot in front of the car we could only dream of. To be honest, I would not really want to have one, because it was a bit of a poser's car to be blunt.

I was nineteen at the time and can be seen in white on the left. A few years later I could afford an old Ford Cortina, having saved some of my earnings from taxi driving when I was at university. It wasn't until the following year that I had the opportunity to sit in the back of a Ford Mustang; that was when I visited my sister in Washington DC and had to be her chaperon when she did not know how to handle this guy who had asked her out on a picnic or something. Only time in my life I rode a Mustang!

Have you guessed yet which year this might be? Judging by the glasses I and the bearded one are wearing, it could have been today. That goes for the way we dressed as well, I might add. Fashion recycled you know. The year was 1967, when some of my readers were hardly born.

I still wear glasses; as I am typing this I have the same ring which my parents gave me when I graduated from school, and I am very nearly as slim as in the picture. Then I am quite a lot wiser of course!

Ford Mustang


Rositta said...

I owned one back in '72, sure was a lot of fun. But the car I loved most of all was an old 69 Ford Fairlaine rag top with duel carburator. Did that thing ever fly, those were the days...ciao

oreneta said...

I have to confess, I love those ford Mustangs....I never want to own an other car...I had a ford Tempo for two years...not quite the same part of the ford line-up....and I never want to own another car, but I do like a mustang....

LadyFi said...

Love the picture - and those sandals you and one of the other guys are wearing?!

Ford Zephyrs and Cortinas were the cars of my childhood - oh, and a little MG Midget.

swenglishexpat said...

Rositta - So, it's not only men then who remember cars. I'll tell my wife!

Oreneta - Ride Your Pony (with Lee Dorsey) and Mustang Sally (with Wilson Picket)from the sixties explains my post title, but I believe there might be a rude undertone in there somewhere. Ooops!

LadyFi - Yeah, those sandals, I know....