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Through car history and art – 1981: SKA musicans in vintage GM Iron

“A 1961 Vauxhall Cresta roams the Ghost Town, where no jobs are to be found.” – autoweek

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, times were hard in Britain; labor strife, violent racism and an economy in relentless decline made life rough but also inspired some great music. Dismayed by the riots in Bristol and Brixton in 1980-1981, The Specials released their biggest hit, Ghost Town, in the summer of 1981. The video for this song — which came out a bit early to be seen much on the soon-to-be incredibly influential MTV — shows all seven members of the band stuffed into a 1961 Vauxhall Cresta, the bass player at the wheel as the car careens through deserted, trash-strewn patches of London’s East End.

Source: autoweek

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