Honda Sedan     Al Unser     Richard Petty     Joe Leonard     Jackie Stewart     Chevrolet Vega     Hank Johnson

1971 Seventies 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 1971

The Japenese importing begins

Car of the Year 1971


1971 Vega

1971 Chevrolet Vega


It was the year for the new term called subcompact cars, featuring the Ford Pinto, the AMC Gremlin and the Chevrolet Vega. The Vega won Motor Trend's car of the year mostly on the popularity of the hatchback and the fold down rear seat. The technology advance was the 140 cubic inch inline-4 aluminum block. More about the Chevrolet Vega



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The Races of 1971


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Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr


Indy Pace Car Crash

USAC Racing - Joe Leonard


Richard Petty won the Daytona 500


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NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty

Formula One Championship - Jackie Stewart of Great Britain

24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Helmut Marko / Gijs van Lennep won, driving a Porsche 917

Rally racing - the team of Ove Andersson / David Stone won the Monte Carlo Rally driving an Alpine-Renault A110

Hank Johnson won Top Fuel at the NHRA Supernationals.

Drag racing: The NHRA announces the first "Grandnational" in Canada at Sanair International Drag Strip, near Montreal, Quebec.

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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



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Eighties Pizzazz




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