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Ford Chopped Up These Cars So Photographers Can Shoot from the Back

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Over in Europe, Ford has created special ‘Camera Tracking Unit’ cars for photographers to shoot publicity photos from. The cars are standard Ford cars that have been modified — the back has been chopped off and turned into a rear-facing seat specifically for a photographer.

Reporter Máté Petrány of Jalopnik came across these curious creations while covering Ford’s latest models. The models he saw were created from a black Ford Focus ST wagon and a black Ford Fiesta ST.

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While the main interior area of the cars remains unchanged for the driver, the back has been completely custom built to provide a seat, a special tripod mount, and a number of different mounting points located around the edge.

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Buckle your seat belt for safety.
Buckle your seat belt for safety.
Mount your camera here for security and flexibility.
Mount your camera here for security and flexibility.
There are additional mounting points for you to choose from.
There are additional mounting points for you to choose from.

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This car lets you shoot cars on a track with a setup that’s much safer than looking out the open door of a standard minivan.

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“Why would car companies rent special camera cars spending a ton of money in the process every year when they can also built some themselves?” Petrány writes over on Jalopnik.


Image credits: Photographs by Máté Petrány/Jalopnik and used with permission

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