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1979 Seventies history
movies & celebrities
books & comedy
cars & races
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1970s Autos & Races

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The Automobiles of 1979


lee iacocca 1979


Realizing the Chrysler Corporation would soon go bankrupt, CEO Lee Iacocca went to the floor of Congress to beg a billion dollar bailout in the form of loan guarantees. Though highly controversial the government gave Iacocca the loan guarantees. The next year Chrysler came out with the compact front wheel drive K-Cars which sold very well in the coming recession. And with the phenomenal success of their Mini Van in 1983 the loans were paid off 7 years early. The 1979 Chrysler Bailout.


Car of the Year 1979


Buick Rivera S 1979

1979 Buick Riviera S


The 1979 Buick Riviera S was the sixth generation of Rivieras and was awarded the Motor Trend car of the year. It was a full-size 2 door luxury coupe. 1979 Buick Riviera S.


buick riviera s 1979




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The Races of 1979


Rich Mears indy 1979

Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears


CART Racing (replaced USAC): Rick Mears won the season championship


Formula One Champion - Jody Scheckter of South Africa

Richard Petty Daytona 1979

Richard Petty won the Daytona 500

NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty

24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Klaus Ludwig / Bill Whittington / Don Whittington win driving a Porsche 935

Rally racing - the team of Bernard Darniche / Alain Mahe win the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Lancia Stratos HF

Touring car racing - Peter Brock and Jim Richards won their second consecutive Bathurst 1000, driving a Holden Torana


Drag racing: Rob Bruins won the NHRA Top Fuel championship.

Don Garlits won Top Fuel at the [NHRA] World Finals

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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.

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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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