Everybody has heard of the Ford Mustang, but far fewer people are familiar with the car it was derived from, the Ford Falcon. The Falcon quickly became the red-headed stepchild of the Ford family once the Mustang was introduced, and nobody lamented its loss. Built for just 10 years between 1960 and 1970, the Falcon still has a small-but-loyal following of fans who just want to drive something different.
Or as is the case with this video, race something different. We stumbled across this 15-minute video of a classic 1963 Ford Falcon racing at the annual NorCal Shelby Vintage Race at Infineon Raceway. And as you can tell, this Falcon is on the hunt for some horsemeat.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t find out too many details about the #112 Falcon, though we think it is safe to assume that some kind of Ford small-block V8 is under the matte-black hood. Despite the Falcon not having nearly as much aftermarket support as classic Mustangs though, this little bird proves it can keep up with these beastly muscle cars.
It’s pretty awesome getting a chance to see classic Mustangs stretching their legs on a racetrack like Infineon, especially from the view of a Falcon. Then there is that sweet, sweet sound of roaring V8’s, inhibited by music or narration. This is pure power at work here, and it warms our heart to see these old cars doing what they are meant to do. It just doesn’t get much better than that, don’t you think?
We wonder how the Shelby guys felt about a Falcon crowding their event. Oh, and we included a walk-around video of the Falcon, so you can get a better idea of what it looks like. And it looks freakin’ sweet.