1970s

Awkward 1970s Male Fashion

Awkward 1970s Male Fashion

1970s was a weird time. Music album covers were ridiculous, haircuts were weird, and rockstars loved really tight pants. Featured...
Hotpants, Cigarettes, Harp Lager And Guinness – A Belfast Student Party In 1970

Hotpants, Cigarettes, Harp Lager And Guinness – A Belfast Student Party In 1970

It’s a student party in Wolseley Street in Belfast – what would be called the University Quarter these days. It’s...

Junkyard Find: 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle

The air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle was pretty well obsolete when North American sales took off during the late 1950s, and so this mid-1930s design had become shockingly obsolete by the 1970s. Still,
You can watch over 270 episodes of the Dick Cavett show online

You can watch over 270 episodes of the Dick Cavett show online

One of the treats of being sick as a kid was staying home from school and being able to watch The Dick Cavett Show. He was a talk show host unlike any other, with a gentle, intelligent demeanor free

Rare Rides: A 1974 NSU Ro 80, in Convertible Form

Today’s Rare Ride was a relative revolution at the time of its introduction. With smooth, aerodynamic styling and a rotary engine, NSU’s Ro 80 made big promises. Years later, one man decided he’d

Rare Rides: A Fiat 125 Vignale Samantha From 1969

The Rare Rides series has featured a string of two-door vehicles lately, with representation from marques around the globe. Today’s Rare Ride is sleek and also has two doors. It hailed from the
1972 Toyota RV2: ‘Idea’ Car Turns A Station Wagon Into A Recreational Vehicle

1972 Toyota RV2: ‘Idea’ Car Turns A Station Wagon Into A Recreational Vehicle

The RV-2 was a 2-door wagon concept car. The rear side windows opened out like clam shells to hold up...

Rare Rides: The 1983 Buick Riviera Twentieth Anniversary

Not long ago, Rare Rides presented Buick’s very special celebration of the company’s 75th anniversary via the 1978 Buick Riviera. Today we’ll fast forward five years and have a look at another

Buy/Drive/Burn: Japanese Trucks From 1972

Buy/Drive/Burn doesn’t talk trucks very often, but today’s an exception. Today’s trio are from the very inception of Japanese compact truck offerings in North America. They mostly rusted away long

Rare Rides: A 1969 Fiat 850 Special, by Vignale

Not long ago, Rare Rides featured a top-line Fiat 2100 sedan that was rebodied at the order of Abarth into the luxury 2200 Coupe Allemano. Today we have a look at a subcompact Fiat that received a

Junkyard Find: 1974 Toyota Corona Station Wagon

Since my first car was a very beige 1969 Toyota Corona sedan and I now own a heavily customized lowrider 1969 Toyota Corona coupe, I’m always on the lookout for Coronas in junkyards. Just prior to a
London Underground 1970-1980 By Mike Goldwater: Down In The Dimly Lit Tunnels, The Tube Was One Photographer’s Playground

London Underground 1970-1980 By Mike Goldwater: Down In The Dimly Lit Tunnels, The Tube Was One Photographer’s Playground

Wembley Park 1979 The first thing that strikes anyone who regularly rides on the London Underground is how clean it...
Where Did All Those 1970s-Obsessed Style Accounts on Instagram Come From?

Where Did All Those 1970s-Obsessed Style Accounts on Instagram Come From?

Instagram has no shortage of stylistic inspiration, no lack of aesthetic aspiration. Whatever you seek, be it 17,527 pictures of sneakers or every outfit that appeared on "The Sopranos," there exists

Rare Rides: The Very Rare 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR

TTAC’s own Sajeev Mehta gets the credit for discovering today’s Rare Ride. It’s the most special version of the Porsche 924, and it’s for sale in his hometown in the tiny republic of Texas. Rare Rides

Rare Rides: The Very Special 1978 Buick Riviera 75th Anniversary Edition

Riviera. The mere mention of the name brings to mind visions of luxury. Perhaps of a CRT that glowed brightly on a stormy night, as your grandmother drove you home from a 4:55 p.m. dinner at Old

Junkyard Find: 1973 Plymouth Duster 340

Depending on how strict you are about stuff like gross-versus-net horsepower ratings, emissions-related compression ratios, or the general feeling of Malaise that set in after the 1973 Oil Crisis, the
1970s Zingers! Full-Sized Toy Vehicles

1970s Zingers! Full-Sized Toy Vehicles

These are the Zingers!, the “hairiest, scariest fistfuls of muscle yet,” according to the ads for the line of MPC...

Rare Rides: A 1972 DAF 66 Two-Door Wagon, Small and Not Quite a Volvo

Today’s Rare Ride is from an automaker headquartered in the Netherlands which faded away long ago. It’s a little DAF 66, from 1972. DAF started out in the 1920s as a truck manufacturer, and produced
35 Vintage Cosplay Photographs Reveal How Awesome We Used To Be In The 1970s

35 Vintage Cosplay Photographs Reveal How Awesome We Used To Be In The 1970s

Science fiction and fantasy cosplay has changed a lot in the last 40 years. Back in the late 1970s, there...

Rare Rides: The Lancia Beta HPE, a Reliable Shooting Brake Dream From 1977

Imagine you desire the sporting characteristics of a coupe, with the practicality of something larger like a sedan. Now imagine you opted for neither of those things, and instead bought an eccentric