Part of the enjoyment of old cars is that they take you back to a different time. It may be a time from your high school years or when you sat on your dad’s lap and he let you steer the car. For some it is simply the ability to relive a time they never experienced. Each and every car has a story and its own set of memories; memories that are still being made today with every new drive the car takes.
Unfortunately, it is impossible for even the wealthiest of us to own every car we would like to have in our garage. Just possibly we can get some of the experiences we missed out on by reading the stories of others. Today, we are going to start what we call “Back Tracks”.
These will be reprints from old car magazines, some will be road tests, some will be advertisements and some will be just stories but all will come from those magazines we all read back then. Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Hot Rod, Popular Hot Rod and what ever we can find. We will also be continuing to bring you TV Shows and Commercials from that time period. I hope you enjoy these and let us know how we might improve this feature for you.
You can click on any of the images below; that will take you to a new page; click again on the image and it will enlarge to make reading easier.
Note the price on the cover of this Sports Car Graphic from 1968; $.50!
When was the last time you read about the lack of vent windows to flick you ashes out of?
400 Ram Air and no top from Royal Pontiac!
9.5 MPG! That was the good old days?
About the Author: I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California. The time there was very rewarding but the urge for a slower pace moved us to Tennessee a few years ago and we love it. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle. As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. When they don't we are usually out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.