Sixties Pizzazz
The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music

Studebaker Avanti     Parnelli Jones      Buick Riviera     Tiny Lund      Joe Weatherly     Joe Weatherly     Jimmy Clark     Bobby Vodnik     Raymond Loewy

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Car of the Year 1963

 

1963 rambler

 

Designer Ed Anderson shaped the Rambler Classic that was named Motor Trend magazine's 1963 Car of the Year. The Rambler featured a 112-inch-wheelbase and the first unibody platform giving it a low silhouette, rounded flanks, curved door glass and less weight.

 

 

1963 Buick Riviera

 

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The 1963 Riviera's clean-edged design and hide-away headlights matched styling with the sophistication of the best of Europe.

 

 

1963 Studebaker Avanti

 

studebaker avanti

 

Studebaker's 1963 Avanti emphasized safety with seatbelts available, safety door latches and roll-over protection bar. Raymond Loewy was the lead designer. It had a V8 which produced 240 horsepower in a car the size of a Ford Mustang.

 

 

 

The Races of 1963

 

1963 parnelli jones

Indianapolis 500 - Parnelli Jones

 

 

daytona 1963

Daytona 500 - Tiny Lund

 

DeWayne "Tiny" Lund, filling in for the injured Marvin Panch, drives the Wood Brothers Ford to victory in the Daytona 500. The lead changes hands five times in the final 17 laps.

 

NASCAR Championship - Joe Weatherly

 

USAC Racing - Joe Weatherly

 

Formula One (Grand Prix) - Jimmy Clark


24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Ludovico Scarfiotti / Lorenzo Bandini win, driving a Ferrari 250P

1963 drag races

Drag racing - Bobby Vodnik won "Top Fuel" at the NHRA Nationals



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Sixties Pizzazz

 

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

 

Unlike most Sixties websites that are a hodgepodge of decade wide information, we approached this project year by year. WIth each year of the Sixties 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 Sixties 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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Sixties Pizzazz is part of a larger procress still under construction. It includes Fifties Pizass, Seventies 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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