Johnny Rutherford     Dodge Aspen     Plymouth Volaré     The Blunders!     David Pearson     Cale Yarborough     Gordon Johncock     James Hunt     Shirley Muldowney

1976 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

Car of the Year 1976


dodge aspen 1976

Motor Trend Care of the Year the 1976 Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volaré replaced the Plymouth Valiant and Dodge Dart with a little more luxury and size to become knows as Intermediate Cars. They ran until 1980 when they were replaced by Chryslers front wheel drive K cars. The info on the Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volare


1976 aspen volare


The Blunders! European Public Service ad

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The Races of 1976


A very rainy day makes for the shortest race in Indy history 102 laps or 255 miles.

1976 indy winner

Indianapolis 500- Johnny Rutherford

The memorable duel with Pearson beating Richard Petty in the last lap

Daytona 500 - David Pearson

NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough

USAC Racing - Gordon Johncock

Had it not been for Niki Lauda's infamous fiery accident during the German Grand Prix at Nürburgring he may have beat Hunt for the title Formula One title..

Formula One Championship: James Hunt

24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Jacky Ickx / Gijs van Lennep won, driving a Porsche 936

Rally racing - the team of Sandro Munari / Mario Manucci won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Lancia Stratos HF

Drag racing: Shirley Muldowney won "Top Fuel" at the NHRA World Finals

Touring car racing: Bob Morris and John Fitzpatrick won the Bathurst 1000, driving a Holden Torana

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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.



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