There’s something about seeing generations of the same car presented side-by-side in an attractive package that just makes tracing their origins all the more interesting. A Honda Civic hatchback is no exception.

I knew that today’s Civic is quite a bit larger than its predecessors, but seeing the 2017 Type R next to the first-gen 1973 model really drives that point home. Yes, today’s Civic is undoubtably faster and safer than the original Civic, but think about how much dartiness was lost.

Anyway, here’s the cute vid and you should watch it. Be delighted.