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

’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