Thursday, March 21, 2013
You don't see many stories out there about the cars of 1973
The cars, on the other hand, just had their 40th birthdays. So to celebrate that milestone, I decided to look back at the automotive class of ’73. It isn’t a year that gets much attention enthusiast-wise, but there was quite a bit happening during this time in history. 1973 marked major changes to automotive crashworthiness, emissions, and fuel consumption. From a styling and performance standpoint, things would never be the same.
I went ahead and collected a bunch of car magazine ads from 1973 so there could be a slideshow connected with this. I actually enjoy looking at them. The world was a soothing shade of avocado green, and the finest music emanated from a clanking 8-track player. Check them out below, or click this link for a better version.