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Hovercrafts

The hovercraft was invented by Suffolk boat builder Christopher Cockerell in 1956. The theory behind one of the most successful inventions of the 20th...

Jensen Interceptor

The Jensen Interceptor was a sporting GT-class car, hand-built at the Kelvin Way Factory, West Bromwich (near Birmingham) by Jensen Motors between 1966 and 1976. The...

Leyland P76

The controversial Leyland P76 was introduced in Australia in 1973 but ceased production in 1975 after less than two years on the market. Most...

Mini

The first pictures of British Motor Corporation's new mini-car were released in August 1959. The compact four-seater, invented by Alec Issigonis, achieved roominess by placing...

Monster Trucks

The Monster Truck craze was inspired in 1974 by Robert Chandler's Bigfoot - a souped up Ford with four-foot-high tires, named after the hairy...

Morris Marina

As the swinging sixties segued into the glam seventies, down the A40 in Oxford, Morris were busy tuning their previously pedestrian Marina and dipping the...

New Car Prices in Australia in 1978

Datsun 120Y  - $4,299Datsun 180B - $4,999Datsun 200B - $5,148HZ Holden Kingswood - $5,446Holden Sunbird - $5,495Mini S - $3,895Mini LS - $4,250Moke Californian...

Outspan (Orange) Mini

The Outspan Orange car was shaped like an orange, had orange skin-textured bodywork, and looked like an orange but was, in fact, a Mini...

Raleigh Chopper

In 1888, Sir Frank Bowden's doctor told him that cycling could improve his health. He bought an interest in a small bicycle company in Raleigh...

Reliant Regal/Robin

There were several advantages to owning a Reliant Regal or a Reliant Robin. Because they were three-wheelers you only needed a motorcycle licence to...

Space Shuttle

Plans for the Space Shuttle were created in 1972 as a way to keep the cost of spaceflight down. The first space shuttle orbiter Enterprise flew...

Triumph Stag

The Triumph Stag sold with the snappy slogan 'Keeping up with the Triumph Stag is no problem if you've got the money'.

Zeta

The Ampol Rally in 1964 was a baptism of fire for an unknown car, newly born, barely christened. It was the Zeta - the lowest...

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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...