1968 Shelby Mustang GT500KR Road Test: The King Of The Road Earns Its…

Watch as Car and Track host Bud Lindemann heaps praise on a (then) brand new 1968 Shelby Mustang 500KR after giving it a "thorough wring out" on television's first syndicated car show. » 5/13/12 9:00am 5/13/12 9:00am

Take a trip to driving school with James Garner

Watch as Garner, Bondurant and Car and Track head to Orange County Raceway in this television footage from 1971. Not only is this vintage clip featuring "movie star and car buff" James Garner cool, as host Bud Lindemann explains "it's a driving lesson for all of us". » 11/05/11 4:00pm 11/05/11 4:00pm

A behind the scenes look at Ford's experimental turbine trucks

Few people know Ford experimented with turbine engines designed as possible replacement for diesel power in their large commercial trucks back in the early 1970s. » 10/30/11 12:30pm 10/30/11 12:30pm

Take an inside look at the development of the 1970 Chevy Vega

Although the small car trend was still fairly new in 1970 as Car and Track host Bud Lindemann explained, manufacturers had already had small cars on the drawing boards for a while by then. » 10/23/11 11:00am 10/23/11 11:00am

1971 AMC Javelin is a strong performer

For 1971 AMC's Javelin was completely redesigned inside and out. Already a radical departure from AMC's traditional styling, the Javelin received all new sheet metal for 1971. All the changes were not in the looks department either, according to Car and Track host Bud Lindemann the AMC offered many surprises on the… » 9/11/11 4:00pm 9/11/11 4:00pm

Tour the 1969 New York Auto Show with Car and Track

While Car and Track was best known for wringing out the newest super cars and poshmobiles on their test track, the show was ultimately concerned with all things automotive. » 9/04/11 4:00pm 9/04/11 4:00pm

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

1971 Dodge Challenger offers more than just a pile of muscle

According to Car and Track host Bud Lindemann, If you thought this 1971 Dodge Challenger was hot, you were right. Even though the curtains were falling on the supercar era in 1971, the new Challenger still packed a punch while offering more than just a pile of muscle. » 8/14/11 9:00am 8/14/11 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

1971 Oldsmobile Delta 88 is a "better than average hauler"

Oldsmobile's Delta 88 was redesigned for 1971 and according to Car and Track host Bud Lindemann, it was the best one yet, for many reasons. Equipped with a 455 cubic inch V8 for go-power, this redesigned Oldsmobile held its own flying around the Car and Track test course in this vintage road test. » 7/10/11 5:00pm 7/10/11 5:00pm

"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

Car and Track luxury car review has several tons of prestige

In this vintage Car and Track segment host Bud Lindemann steps away from the test track to preview what was new in the luxury world for 1969. Taking a break from shining the spotlight on supercars, Lindemann takes a look at the roadibility of the "Luxury big three". » 6/12/11 2:00pm 6/12/11 2:00pm

1969 Mustang Grande is "the top of the line cream puff "

Before 1969, few people would have thought to put Mustang and luxury in the same sentence. That briefly changed with the introduction of the Mustang Grande seen here. Watch as the Car and Track crew take the new luxury Mustang around Ford's test track in this vintage road test from 1969. » 6/05/11 1:30pm 6/05/11 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

1969 Ford LTD is a "four wheel plushy"

Although its exterior was only slightly redesigned from the prior year's model, Ford added quite a bit of excitement to the 1969 LTD by "jamming the forward compartment with some muscle" and drastically redesigning the interior. Watch as host Bud Lindemann reviews this 429 equipped LTD in this vintage Car and Track… » 5/15/11 11:00am 5/15/11 11:00am

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

1974 AMC Matador X is long on style but short on economy

For 1974, it seemed to Car and Track host Bud Lindemann even American Motors was proud of their product, proclaiming "This is the Matador". According to this vintage road test, while the Matador's new styling was well received, the rest of the car still needed some serious improvement. » 5/01/11 12:00pm 5/01/11 12:00pm

Escape to Shangri-La with the most popular getaway machines of 1973

In this vintage video Car and Track host Bud Lindemann dishes the dirt on two examples of what motor home industry had to offer in 1973. Watch these "leave-it-all behind machines" as they are put through the motor home version of Car and Track's rigorous road test. » 4/24/11 11:00am 4/24/11 11:00am

1974 Mercury Cougar vs 1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass: Two slow luxury cars…

In 1974 the Mercury Cougar and the Oldsmobile Cutlass were two strong contenders in the midsized luxury class. As this vintage Car and Track comparison shows, what these two cars lacked in performance they made up for with nice interiors and semi-acceptable handling. » 4/16/11 9:00am 4/16/11 9:00am