Dodge Charger     Ford Torino     Al Unser, Sr.     American Motors     Gremlin     Bobby Isaac     Ford Pinto     Pete Hamilton     Jochen Rindt     Bjorn Waldegard / Lars Helmer     Hans Herrmann / Richard Attwood     Rick Ramsey

1970 history
movies & celebrities
books & comedy
cars & races
gadgets & toys

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1970s Autos & Races

1950s 1960s 1970s 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980s

The Automobiles of 1970

Get a Hottie with a 1970 Dodge Charger - Ad

Car of the Year 1970


1970 Ford Torino

1970 Ford Torino

The 1970 Ford Torino featured a new body style which was lower, wider, and longer with the introduction of the 351 Cleveland engines in the Torino as well as the new 429 Thunder Jet, Cobra Jet, and Super Cobra Jet engine options. It included a functional ram air scoop and made available that big hands on Hurst four speed manual transmission. It also sported rear window louvers, a ribbon style tachometer, three spoke steering wheel, high back bucket seats, fifteen inch magnum 500 chrome wheels and those flip style vacuum operated hideaway headlights. It also featured reflective body side decals called "laser stripes" which faded in multiple colors. Torino History from Ford

American Motors Corporation introduces the Gremlin

The Gremlin BEATS the VW Bug Advertisement

The Ford Pinto is introduced.


ford pinto 1970
The 1970 Ford Pinto

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The Races of 1970

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Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr.

daytona 500 1970

Pete Hamilton won the Daytona 500

bobby isaac NASCAR 1970
NASCAR Championship - Bobby Isaac

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USAC Racing - Al Unser, Sr. won the season championship

Formula One Championship - Jochen Rindt of Austria )becomes Formula One's only posthumous world champion

24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Hans Herrmann / Richard Attwood won, driving a Porsche 917

Rally racing - the team of Bjorn Waldegard / Lars Helmer won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Porsche 911S.

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Drag racing - the NHRA launches the "Supernationals". Rick Ramsey wins "Top Fuel"


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Seventies Pizzazz


The idea behind this project is to present the Seventies in an interesting manner with as much audio and visual content as we could manage without slowing things down too much.


Unlike most Seventies websites that are a hodgepodge of decade wide information, we approached this project year by year. WIth each year of the Seventies including categories in history, television, movies, music, sports, books, comedy, technology and toys.

Beyond the nostalgia and retro feel for those who lived through the time, it is also designed to attract the younger crowd.


We have enjoyed some success in that endeavor as this webiste has become quite popular with teachers who use Seventies Pizzazz to get their Middle and High school students interested in our historic and cultural past by assigning projects and papers to this and our other PIZZAZZ websites.


These websites are safe for Middle school and above.

Other Pizzazz Sites


Seventies Pizzazz is part of a larger procress still under construction. It includes Fifties Pizass, Sixties Pizzazz, and the still beta of Eighties Pizzazz. They all are similar in our effort to make recent history fun and intersting for the next generation.



Fifties Pizzazz


Sixties Pizzazz



Seventies Pizzazz



Eighties Pizzazz




Seventies Pizzazz
The Seventies through the years in pictures, videos, sound and music
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