'70s Auto Engineers Used This Crazy Contraption To Collect Data

Long before the days of wireless data transfer, engineers hacked this lead-follow tether system, seen collecting data from a Mk2 Escort tester. The Cortina station wagon following behind contained all the bulky recording equipment and plenty of human nerdage.

How cool is that?

(Photo: Ford of Britain photo archive)

Republished from Jalopnik

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