Traveling in a Boeing 747 in the 1970s was pretty damn awesome

Air travel did have a Golden Age. There was more space, classier interiors and bolder designs. You don't even have to go back to the 50s and 60s to see that. Here are some of the actual cabin interiors for the Boeing 747s in the 1970s. They are awesome. » 1/19/14 5:06pm 1/19/14 5:06pm

Take A Strange Trip Back In Time With This Custom VW Van

Custom vans from the 1970s were all pretty strange creations by nature, but this re-bodied Volkswagen is unquestionably weirder than almost any of the "more conventional" mural covered shaggin' wagons we've ever seen. » 2/19/12 11:00am 2/19/12 11:00am

1970 Volvo 142

Welcome to Down On The Mile High Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. This may be the nicest street-driven Volvo 140 I've ever seen. » 9/19/10 9:00am 9/19/10 9:00am

Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

Welcome to Down On The Mile High Street, where we admire old vehicles on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. I'm not even going to try to guess the model year on this thing! » 9/11/10 9:00am 9/11/10 9:00am

Lotus Engine Won't Be Hauling This Jensen-Healey Away From the…

The very nervous DOHC Lotus "Torqueless Wonder" 900 series engine powered all manner of crazy Lotus machinery over the years, and now here's one that will be melted into Chinese dishwasher parts any day now. » 9/05/10 11:00am 9/05/10 11:00am

Another Datsun King Cab Doomed, Lack Of Cup Holders Probably To Blame

Earlier this year, we saw this '79 Datsun King Cab pickup in a Northern California self-service wrecking yard. Here's another one, in a different yard but with the same sad story: truly small pickups are just too small. » 8/21/10 11:00am 8/21/10 11:00am

1975 Plymouth Duster

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. Yes, this car is a daily driver. » 8/15/10 9:00am 8/15/10 9:00am

If You're Getting Divorced From The Big Car Class, It's Doubtful You'll…

Before we North Americans called it a Passat, even before we called it a Quantum, the Dasher was one of the first water-cooled Volkswagens ever seen on these shores. Let's watch another vintage Car & Track review! » 8/14/10 3:00pm 8/14/10 3:00pm

1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. I've been seeing this Cad in the neighborhood just about every day. » 8/14/10 9:00am 8/14/10 9:00am

1979 Chevrolet Corvette

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. What are the odds that two '79 Corvettes would live a mere two blocks apart? » 8/08/10 9:00am 8/08/10 9:00am

Swivel Buckets, 455 Cubes, and Terrifyingly Awesome Body Roll: The '73…

Swivel bucket seats were one of GM's greatest options, but they weren't just for show! Bajabusta has unearthed this review of the emissions-strangled 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass for us. » 8/01/10 10:30pm 8/01/10 10:30pm

First-Year Mustang II Can't Hang On Until It Gets Collectible, Heading…

Reviled as it may be nowadays, the '74 Mustang II sold very well; about 386,000 of the Pinto-derived Mustang rolled off the showroom floors that year, nearly triple the number of '73s that Ford managed to move. » 8/01/10 3:00pm 8/01/10 3:00pm

1978 Ford Thunderbird

Welcome to Down On The Mile High Street, where we admire vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. Ford downsized the Thunderbird for the '77-79 models, but they didn't downsize the glitz! » 8/01/10 9:00am 8/01/10 9:00am

The Crusher Won't Even Notice When It Swallows This '78 Rabbit

The 1978 VW Rabbit sedan weighed only 1,955 pounds, or about a half-ton less than the 2010 Golf. Somehow, weighing so little, it managed to haul five normal-sized humans around... but this car's hauling days are over! » 7/31/10 5:00pm 7/31/10 5:00pm

Malaise Knocks Toyota's Copywriters Into Coma, '73 Celica ST Pitched As…

The fact that no specific mileage figures are mentioned in this ad for a pre-big-bumper Celica shows that it's probably a pre-Arab Oil Embargo release. This makes this "economy car" pitch for the sporty-for-its-time first-gen Celica a bit puzzling. » 7/31/10 11:00am 7/31/10 11:00am

The 240 Greatest Achievements of Japanese Automotive Technology

If you ask the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, the greatest milestones in their industry range from the ABS system on the '71 Nissan President to the Subaru Impreza WRX STI... and 238 more. » 7/18/10 6:30pm 7/18/10 6:30pm

Project Car Hell, Junkyard Fixer-Upper Edition: Fiat Spider, VW Beetle,…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! I walked into an East Bay self-service junkyard a few weeks back, and look what they had for sale! » 7/18/10 4:30pm 7/18/10 4:30pm