1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle is tougher, lusher, fancier and slower

It might not have been the panacea that VW needed to hypo it's sales charts, but the 1974 Super Beetle featured in this vintage Car and Track road test was undoubtedly an air-cooled Volkswagen. Even with a new suspension system and slight cosmetic changes, the 48 horsepower was, in the words of host Bud Lindemann,… » 8/28/11 2:00pm 8/28/11 2:00pm

Climb in the 1971 Dodge Charger and crank it up with Car and Track

"If you like cars and in particular appreciate styling this 1971 Dodge Charger has to grab you"—at least that's what Car and Track host Bud Lindemann thought. The host was excited that "somebody finally had enough originality to build a car that doesn't look like it came off a GM drawing board". As this vintage road… » 8/21/11 9:00am 8/21/11 9:00am

1972 Starcraft RV handles like "a Wells Fargo Stagecoach"

Even though these days you see a lot less proof of the popularity of Motorhomes on the highway, in 1972 recreational vehicles were big business. Car and Track responded to the boom in popularity by testing out what the early 70s RV market had to offer, starting out with the Starcraft Motorhomes featured in this… » 7/17/11 2:00pm 7/17/11 2:00pm

"One wild supercar": The 1969 Ford Torino 428 Cobra Jet

A preview of things to come, Car and Track heads to Ford's test track to check out the new for 1969 Ford Torino 428 Cobra Jet in this vintage road test. Although the car wasn't completely ready yet, the 428 cubic inches of TNT were in place under the hood. It didn't take long for host Bud Lindemann to determine the… » 6/19/11 1:30pm 6/19/11 1:30pm

1972 Buick Centurion is "an all new ballgame"

The 1972 Buick Centurion was different than all of the luxury cars that came before it, at least according to this vintage Car and Track road test. Even though Buick had previously been among the guiltiest offenders when it came to building soft, spongy and wallowy luxury cars, according to host Bud Lindemann for… » 5/29/11 3:00pm 5/29/11 3:00pm

1972 Dodge Colt wagon looks "a little like the crate it was shipped in"

By the early 70s a variety of Japanese cars had begun to hit the American shores, including the 1972 Dodge Colt wagon featured in this vintage Car and Track road test. While re-badging the Mitsubishi as a Dodge may have been an attempt to endear American car buyers to the small car, it certainly didn't work on Car… » 5/07/11 9:00am 5/07/11 9:00am