Illustration for article titled Hippy Dippy Do: Fin de Seventies Underground Bus Trip

Patron saint of San Pedro Mike Watt noted back in 1995, "The kids of today should defend themselves against the Seventies," which, as a 19-year-old, we took as gospel. A decade later, Watt said to us, "Peter Frampton sang 'Do you feel like I do?' No, I don't. You're wearing a kimono!" And while defending oneself against Peter Frampton and Mustang IIs seems like a very good idea, the '70s also gave us some great stuff like the Lamborghini Countach, the Ramones, the Ferrari 308, the Modern Lovers, the DAF/Volvo 66, the Escort RS1800, The Rockford Files, the Sex Pistols, the raddest Funny Cars ever, the Commodores and Smokey and the Bandit. However, the '70s have always been overshadowed by the '60s, what with its Beatles, cultural tumult, spaz-inducing-in-men-in-denim-shirts-and-polos musclecars and all. This nearly-30-year-old bit from Time debunks the "It was all better before you were born" myth while rather solidly reinforcing it. Is it reality? Or just someone else's sentimentality?


A Hippie Bus From Coast to Coast [Time]

Hoon of the Day: VW Hippie Bus Can Jump! [Internal]

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