They weren’t all that safe (most proved to fail crash tests), but these retro baby car seats from the 1960s, 70s and 80s were among the first on the market with child passenger safety in mind.
Buckle up and have a scroll back to an era when driving with car bench seats was as cozy as a night in front of the TV.
When it comes to iconic American automobiles, the Chevy Chevette is often glossed over, but it truly holds its own special place in automotive history.
The vintage ambulance has a history rooted in far simpler designs than we know today. Here’s a look back at how they’ve changed over time!
What were really old cars like around 1900? Here, take a look back at some of the earliest automobiles that were on the market at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
Find out the fascinating story behind the 1953 MGM film ‘The Long, Long Trailer,’ starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz – and see inside the real-life motorhome trailer they bought at the time!
When you look back at these classic 50s Buicks, you can’t help but appreciate the iconic style – and size! – of these huge old cars that were found on roads all across the US.
Old streetcars (aka trolleys or trams) are more than just vintage transportation — they’re a window into our past. Streetcars helped shape American cities, and
Dive into the WWII decade of automotive history with this collection of classic 1940s Dodge cars.
The 50s and 60s were the glory days for old drive-in movie theaters, when there were about 4000 such venues spread across the country. Take a look back!
If a sedan was too small, a big station wagon too expensive, and a van too uncomfortable, you could take a vintage VW Bus! Take a look at the old Volkswagen van that was popular during the 1960s and 1970s.
The 1970s Dodge Colt was a budget-friendly subcompact car. While affordable to buy, just as important was how the Colt was fuel-efficient – a major selling point for vehicles during the decade’s infamous oil crisis.
Now best known for their iconic appearance in the Back to the Future movies, DeLorean cars had an unusual origin story – and ended in a spectacular flameout.
See several 1950s Packard cars that came out as the company introduced new models and features that helped to solidify its reputation as a top producer of luxury cars – like automatic transmissions and power steering.
The boxy little Dodge Omni was a subcompact 5-door hatchback Chrysler made from 1978 to 1990. See what they looked like here, plus find out all their big selling points.
Check out what 10 of Ford’s luxurious classic Lincoln Continental cars looked like back in the sixties!
If you wanted to see typical retro family cars, check out some huge classic ’50s station wagons that had fins & had rear-facing seats – including cars from Ford, Pontiac, Studebaker and Plymouth.
Love those old Caddys? Take a look back at some classic 1970s Cadillac cars, including the Sedan deVille, Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham, Eldorado Coupe, Eldorado Convertible, Seville and more!
These old-school Ford Ranchero pickup trucks weren’t styled like all the other pickups, because they were meant to combine passenger-car comfort with driving ease.
The first of the 1970s Ford Mavericks was introduced as tough, reliable compact car available in 2-door or 4-door family sedans. Simple to operate. Simple to service. By 1976, more than 1.6 million had been built.
The classic 1970s Ford Galaxie 500s were big cars by today’s standards, but not huge for the time. In their vintage ads, Ford played up the value of the cars, and highlighted their quality features and extras.
The Saturn car company was launched by GM, and the very first Saturn rolled off the line in the summer of 1990. Here’s a look back at some of these popular cars!
These Ford Elite cars from the 1970s were based on the Torino, but meant to be a less-expensive alternative to the Thunderbird. The short-lived nameplate only lasted three model years – 1974, 1975 and 1976.
Some car model names have been around for decades – like the Buick Skylark or the Ford Mustang. But not the Oldsmobile Delmont 88. It was produced for just two model years: 1967 and 1968.
The Plymouth Arrow was a compact car sold between 1976 and 1980 that was actually a re-branded version of the Mitsubishi Celeste. Here’s a look back at some of these small economy cars from the 70s!
Check out some of the most popular classic 1960s Chrysler station wagons – Plymouth Fury, Dodge Custom 880, Valiant V-200, Dodge Dart 440, Lancer 770, Chrysler Newport & more.
Check out how classic 60s Ford Thunderbird cars looked when they were brand new — plus find out the then-unique features they offered that were much in demand back then!
From the ground up, the ’69 Plymouth Fury was totally restyled. It was longer. Wider. And noticeably roomier inside. Flash back to the sixties here to see this classic car!
The ’57 Pontiacs had a Strato-Streak V-8 engine – and told customers to try it to ‘get a taste of the future today in America’s Number One Road Car!’
The Cadillac innovation mentioned herein was a two-speed rear axle, combined with a door-mounted, electrically-operated shifter which allowed the driver to change the rear axle
See the ’77 Ford cars: New action-stripe Pintos, sassy sweet-handling Mustang IIs, tricked up trucks and fancy vans. Thunderbirds and LTD IIs in new spring colors. Even a sportier Granada.
While television hardly needed another cop series, ‘Starsky and Hutch’ was one of the better reasons to turn on a TV back in the ’70s. Here’s why.
The classic ’59 Buick cars were said to be the clearest and cleanest example of a new styling trend that would be popular for years, and had editors name Buick ‘best looking overall’ of all 1959 cars.
Vintage bumper stickers have been a common sight for decades, and were more than just a decoration on the back of a car or truck – they were there to make a statement. Here’s a look back at a few!
Here, take a glimpse into the past and admire some of the timeless classic 1950s Studebaker cars, like the Presidents, Commander, Conestoga, Hawk, Broadmoor and Clipper.
Take a look at the classic 1940s Pontiac cars to see what the old designs were like, what the vehicles, they offered buyers (and drivers), and what the manufacturer thought would most appeal to potential customers.
Right from the start, the AMC Gremlin’s unique styling and sporty individuality appealed to a specific range of drivers. Take a look back to the ’70s, and find out what these cars were all about.
The Ford Thunderbird was introduced in 1955, and quickly became a favorite with car buyers… but that didn’t stop Ford from making a lot of changes to the model during those first five years. Here’s a look!
Check out the classic 1970s Buick Regals. Outwardly, the shape is clean. Uncluttered. Inside, it’s pure magic. In the way it looks. In the way it feels. All in all, a dream car.
Take a look back at some Pontiac Bonneville automobiles, and see how they changed from the fifties to the end of the 20th century.
Chevy’s second-generation Camaro cars debuted in early 1970 – restyled and upsized compared to the 1960s model. Here, take a look back at the features and styles of the classic 1970s Chevrolet Camaros.
In 1967, the first of the brand-new 1960s Camaro cars hit the streets. It was an immediate success, selling 220,906 cars in their first model year. Here’s a look at the ’67, ’68 and ’69 Chevy Camaros!
The 1960s Dodge Chargers really began with the 1966 model, after previewing in the big auto show the year before. The cars were hugely popular, and later became even more well-known thanks to a starring role in The Dukes of Hazzard.
Here’s a look back at some of the most popular automobiles for 1911 – when motor cars were still quite a novelty, and there were dozens of companies producing cars that ran on both gas and electricity.
In the ’70s, there were millions of people using Vintage CB radios – having a world of conversations and learning about the important reasons to keep citizens’ band radio active.
Take a look back at these 1970s Chevrolet Caprice Classic cars, which came in both coupe and sedan models, and with new body styles that reflected driver preferences – and that offered better mileage.
There were so many vintage Chevrolet station wagons back in the ’70s, including the Bel Air, Blazer, Caprice Estate , Chevelle Laguna, Chevelle Malibu Classic Estate, Impala, Suburban, Vega Kammback and more!
Here’s a look at the top classic cars from 1966 – all of the makes and models from the ‘Big Four’ that you could have expected to see on the road back in the mid-sixties.
AMC Pacer Wagons from the ’70s aimed to give owners passenger room and comfort in a small car – along with fancy features like reclining front seats, an electric clock, and more.
Here, see 11 of the classic 1960s Dodge Darts that were new and popular back between 1960 and 1969.
Some of these classic 1960s Dodge Polara cars had aircraft-type instrument panels and switches – plus deep carpeting and a V8 that knows what get-up-and-go really means. Take a look!
Check out the classic Ford Pinto, a coupe hatchback auto that was super popular, that Ford said proved a small economy car didn’t have to be ugly. (They didn’t have to explode, either, and we cover that, too.)
While the car name Rambler dates back to 1914, the name was only used for modern cars from the late ’50s until 1969. Here’s a look at some of the top Rambler cars from the 1960s – the classic brand’s heyday.
Back in the 1980s, Ford Escort Wagons were top-sellers all across America, giving drivers cargo space, room for a family… and you could even get the ‘woody’ version with a faux wood finish on the sides.
See how these classic 1960s Dodge Coronet cars — both hardtops and convertibles — were big inside and out, but made to appeal to the people looking for down-to-earth prices.
See why people loved GM’s classic ’60s Oldsmobile Toronados – rocket action cars that were marketed very differently to men and women. Have a look.
These classic 1960 Mercury cars played up one of the most successful automobile marketing angles: luxury options, but at a low price. Look back at these old cars from the sixties, made by a division of Ford!
The 1967 Mercury was said to be ‘for men who like their action big! You sense this the moment you take the wheel. It’s a Ford Mercury. This is the Man’s Car with a heritage of performance! Cyclone!’
Check out some of the sportiest, snappiest, best-looking, practical cars of the mid-century: 60s Mustangs. See several classic models here!
Find out all of the then-hot new features on the 1954 Ford Ranch Wagons, an all-steel car that had fold-down seats so you could carry cargo or passengers.
There’s a Firebird for every purpose. Except standing still. (1978) Esprit offers luxury that doesn’t get in the way of sport. Individually-cushioned buckets of supple
The classic Nash cars that were so popular in the ’50s came in a few different models, and offered features like ‘nap couches’ for kids and huge luggage compartments.
When you joined this Young Model Builders Club back in the 1960s, with each kit, your child would get a booklet outlining the history and development of the original car or other object upon which the model was based
From 1971: An ultra-high-performance sports coupe that stands a little higher than the average man’s belt buckle, it seats two (and only two) and it’s priced in the neighborhood of $10,000.
The 5 big Ford station wagons from 1960 featured such unique wonders like sun visors and arm rests – plus comfort, convenience and styling elegance in the wagon field. Here’s a look back!
Classic Rambler cars from the ’50s were popular family cars, and were touted as offering big car room at small car prices. Here’s a look back!
Take a look at these classic Ford Fairlines from the sixties! Back then, standard equipment included bucket seats, sporty console, big 390 cubic-inch V-8, and more.
Imagine being able to call someone when you *weren’t at home*! It was a big deal back in the day. See the history of vintage payphones & phonebooths here!
See vintage car wreck photos of 35 of old auto accidents and crashes from the 1910s to the 1950s – before standardized seatbelts and airbags.
Chrysler ’56: The year ahead car There’s more that’s new in Chrysler than in all other competitive cars combined! All new styling . . .
From the crank or self-starter pedal to the spark and magneto, here are some of the basics you would have needed to know to drive a car back in the 1920s.
In 1977, alhough Tom Sneva’s four-lap average was just under 199mph, his first two laps were over the ‘magic’ 200mph mark – and the first official laps of over 200mph recorded at the speedway.
SelectShift, introduced by Ford in the 1960s, let people choose to drive using either an automatic or manual transmission. Their pitch was that couples wouldn’t have to choose between buying a stick shift car or not, because they could get both in one.
The year 1977 was quite the momentous one for the Indianapolis 500, as AJ Foyt would go on to become the first four-time winner in race history.
These vintage Jeep Comanche pickup trucks were available as a 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive model, 2.5 liter electronic fuel-injected four and other options available.
The Oldsmobile Jetfire was a turbo-charged sports coupe that was popular back in the sixties. Here’s a look!
In the years after Mary Jo Kopechne died in a car accident on Chappaquiddick Island, questions, investigations, doubts and rumors dogged the career of Edward Kennedy. Here’s a look back.
Check out these Classic Chrysler Newport cars – American-made automobiles that were popular with drivers back in the sixties and seventies!
Look back at more than 200 vintage license plates issued through the 20th century – including ones for every American state & territory – plus some special plates, too.
Vintage Jeep Cherokees took up where Jeep CJ-5 left off. Youthful and sporty, with the extra room that lets you pack along what you used to leave behind.
Look back at some classic Oldsmobile luxury sedans from ’77, ’78 & ’78: Cutlass Supreme, 98 Regency, Delta 88 and Omega Brougham.
What makes Mustang different is the way it looks, handles, and makes you feel For eight years now, the Ford Mustang has been the top-selling
Here, take a look back at the classic DeSoto car models that were available in the ’30s, ’40s & ’50s – and that for decades were much-loved.
Henry Ford developed assembly lines for automobile factories, and mass production sparked another industrial revolution. See here how Ford churned out Model T cars!
Look back at the classic ’70s Chevy Nova compact cars from the seventies, which came in 2-, 3- and 4-door models.
Ford offers you a choice: ’77 Ford LTD: The full-size car that kept its size. This year, some carmakers are making their full-size cars smaller. But
The ’69 Chevelle – also known as the Malibu (originally the name of a Chevelle trim level) – was one of Chevrolet’s most successful nameplates, enjoying a production run from 1964 through 1977.
The ’78 Ford Fairmont was billed as a new car combining fuel efficiency, space efficiency and cost-efficiency. See what they looked like, and find out how much they used to cost!
The Chevrolet Vega was a small car made to compete with the foreign imports that were dominating the US automotive market. Here’s a look back at the Chevy car made only in the ’70s!
Take a look back at the classic Buick car models available back in 1974 Buicks, including the Apollo, Century, Electra, LeSabre, Regal & Riviera.
Take a look back at 20 of the Lincoln Continental classic cars that Ford produced back in the ’70s — including the Mark III, IV and V.
Few families today are without automobiles, so the lack of a garage affects the resale value of any home. A garage not in good taste architecturally almost as seriously affects that value.
Actor James Dean, a young Hollywood idol, was killed on September 30, 1955, in a head-on car crash. Here’s how the story was reported, and then a look back from a year later.
The 1958 Oldsmobile was offered in 22 different colors, 66 recommended two-tone combinations, and 55 upholstery selections. Find out more here!
Any car this luxurious should have its price examined! This new 1964 Chevrolet brings you more pure luxury per dollar than anybody ever brought you before.
Henry Ford fit a lot of ambition, drive, innovation and industry into his 84 years! Here’s a look back at his career, his beliefs, and how the famous industrialist changed the world.
Futuramic in more than style – the Oldsmobiles of ’40 let you push a button to roll down the windows, and made automatic seat adjustments.
Despite a spectacularly expensive launch, the Ford Edsel was one of the greatest business failures of all time. Take a look back at these vintage cars here!