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Meet The Meat Wagon: Cold Start

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That’s kind of an amazing and unsettling picture, isn’t it? Hard to imagine a modern SUV being advertised with a big chunk of raw meat in the back, but that’s what Ford of Europe chose to do in the mid ’60s to sell station wagons. Look at that white tray-like plastic wagon bedliner back there, too! Looks very hose-out-able, ideal when you’re hauling around 4/7ths of a cow.

Do I find this to be a striking image on some subconscious level because it’s Yom Kippur and I’m fasting and part of my brain has locked onto that massive cache of protein? But I’ve only been fasting like 6 hours? And I don’t think I’d want to eat a crapton of raw meat out of a plastic tray in the back of a European Ford wagon? Even if I wasn’t fasting?

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So, I’ll be out today to do all the atoning I need to do which is uncomfortably substantial. I hope I haven’t wronged any of you this past year, but if so, my apologies. I’ll try not to do it again.

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Jakob K's Garage
Jakob K's Garage
1 year ago

With the soft springs on such a thing (I grew up with old european Ford estates), the meat juices are going to run down into the spare wheel well, when you accelerate and cause all kinds of bad smells and corrosion. Yuck.

By the way the estates always sucked in exhaust gasses, due to the bad turbulence, if the sealing strips were old or the hatch was not closed properly, so this scenario could also lead to some smoked meat. Overcooked and served a place where everything smelled like a coalmine anyway, nobody would probably notice.

Jonathan Hendry
Jonathan Hendry
1 year ago

“Things you don’t want to see in the Long-Term Parking lot at the airport”

DrewVIIIMR
DrewVIIIMR
1 year ago

You don’t buy your beef by the side? Next thing you’ll be telling me you buy beer in 6 packs instead of half barrels like an true American.

Iwannadrive637
Iwannadrive637
1 year ago

Human sacrifice? Oh no. We don’t practice HUMAN sacrifice.

DysLexus
DysLexus
1 year ago

Give a whole new meaning to your wife calling you at the bar saying “Get your carcass home NOW!”

Brummbaer
Brummbaer
1 year ago

You need to atone to all of us for allowing David to go off on some weird toot in Australia instead of rhapsodizing about Jeeps in California where he should be right now!

IRegertNothing, Esq.
IRegertNothing, Esq.
1 year ago

I didn’t know that fasting was part of Yom Kippur. That explains Israel’s victory in 1973: You never mess with people who are hangry.

FUCK YOU
FUCK YOU
1 year ago

What’s even stranger is that surely those must be model cuts rather than real ones, perhaps intended for use as teaching aids at an agricultural school or something. Otherwise, why isn’t there blood everywhere? Nobody transports raw meat without packaging, all just out in the open like that, because it makes a nasty mess. So they must be like, plaster casts or something.

Of course, they could have just been drawn in there as a stand-in for a human corpse.

Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson
1 year ago
Reply to  FUCK YOU

I don’t know. Properly bled, even a fresh quarter of beef shouldn’t seep too much. (And yes, this is the voice of experience in this department)

IRegertNothing, Esq.
IRegertNothing, Esq.
1 year ago

“That’s a lot of beef you have back there!”
“It is beef, right?”
“Please tell me that’s beef.”

*slowly backs away*

Ron Boyce
Ron Boyce
1 year ago

Long pig!

Cool Dave
Cool Dave
1 year ago

“Gentlemen, how do we show this cars ability to haul a corpse without condoning murder?”

Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
1 year ago
Cheap Bastard
Cheap Bastard
1 year ago

Torch you do know “fasting” doesn’t mean “don’t eat” right?

It means “be quicker”.

Celebrate Yom Kippur Autotopian style: Get thyne self to the track! And pick up a megaburger with a basket of fries on the way!

msisaacs
msisaacs
1 year ago

Only 6 hours of feasting, and you’ve already forgotten that you posted this exact same thing on the other site less than a year ago? Oh, Fat Tony. I will say good day to you, sir!

https://jalopnik.com/blip-meet-the-meat-wagon-1848155310

msisaacs
msisaacs
1 year ago
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Huh…I said “feasting” instead of “fasting”. Where the hell is my mind? I guess it’s in the back of that Ford, devouring whatever animal donated its muscle to the Body Worlds exhibit on display there.

Mr.Asa
Mr.Asa
1 year ago

Technically it looks to be the same meat. Different (year model) wagon though.

Funny how so many of the things that have been discussed come up over and over, in this case the old-school method of photoshop that was talked about a couple (several? many? I don’t know, time has no meaning anymore) months back

Nlpnt
Nlpnt
1 year ago

Jason, you never wronged me but as someone who orders janitorial supplies at work, I think we did get our wires crossed once back when Colbert was running 1-800-OOPS-JEW off the same number and switchboard as 1-800-MOPS-KEY.

Mr.Asa
Mr.Asa
1 year ago

Fasting for only 6 hours and you’re already hungry. I think you and I could be friends, Torch.

Tzom kal, my friend!

Daniel Williams
Daniel Williams
1 year ago

May your fast be easy and your atonement light!

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