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

Ford Mustang     Lee Iacocca     Richard Petty     Glenn "Fireball" Roberts     Joe Weatherly     Ford Galaxie     A.J. Foyt     John Surtees     "Big Daddy" Don Garlits

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Car of the Year 1964



The Ford Mustang is officially unveiled to the public.

1964 ford mustang

ford logo

The entire 1964 Ford line was named Motor Trend's Car of the Year for "the concept of Total Performance based on high performance testing in open competition." Though it was the Ford Galaxie that proved itself on the racetracks, winning more races in 1964 than any other manufacturer before. Also included were the Ford Flacon, Fairlane and Thunderbird


.1964 ford Galaxie


The Muscle Car


1964 gto


The age of the muscle car begins with the Pontiac GTO. Came standard with a 4bbl, 325 horsepower, 3 speed stick with Hurst Shifter and Heavy-duty clutch, heavy-duty springs, shocks and stabilizer bar.



1964 Race Car Drivers RIP



glenn fireball roberts

At the World 600 in Charlotte, South Carolina Glenn "Fireball" Roberts lived up to his name dying from critical burns in a crash with Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett.




joe weatherly


The 1963 Grand National champion Nascar winner, Joe Weatherly, was also was killed in a crash at Riverside Speedway.a scene of disaster for Ford.





The Races of 1964


a  j  foyt 1964 indy


1964 Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt (last front engine car to win the Indy 500)


USAC Racing championship - A.J. Foyt

1964 richard petty daytona


Daytona 500 - Richard Petty

NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty

Formula One Championship(Grand Prix) - John Surtees of Great Britain

24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Jean Guichet / Nino Vaccarella won driving a Ferrari 275P

don garlitz 1964


Drag racing - "Big Daddy" Don Garlits won the NHRA, Top Fuel Championship



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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.


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