mercury cougar xr7 turbo 1986 turbocoupe racing drag racing 80's themes

Just a couple of highlights from a couple of years ago with captions. I always enjoy John Williams and Alan Silvestri.

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1986 Cougar Police Chase
I taped this off the news back in 2002. At that time my capture card in my PC didn't have audio, so there is no original audio. The story was these thugs stole an old man's 86 cougar. I don't remember if they carjacked him, or just stole it from his house. Anyway, a chase insues, and it get's beat up. So do the thugs. The old man gets his car back in the end, and was quoted "It's beat up, but I'm just glad to have it back!"