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

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Car of the Year 1968

 

Pontiac GTO
1968 gto care of the year

 

 

1968 came the second generation Pontiac GTO. Adding more curvaceous fastback styling, new dual hood scoops, hidden headlights, first with hidden windshield wipers, and an optional lighted tachometer embedded in the hood. The major sales pitch was the body-color Endura front bumper designed to absorb impact without permanent deformation at low speeds.

Pontiac GTO: Motor Trend's 1968 Car of The Year

 

 


Only Mustang Makes It Happen!




 

 



Evel Knievel, a nobody at the time, scammed Caesars' Palace owner Jay Sarno with bogus phone calls claiming to be various lawyers and reporters. It paid off and Sarno gave him the green light to jump the fountain in front of the hotel. Knievel failed, he crushed his pelvis, femur, fractured his hip, wrist and both ankles and was in a coma for a month. A life long successful career based on failure after failure after failure. Only in America!

 

The Races of 1968

 

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1968 Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser

 

1968 USAC Racing championship - Bobby Unser

 

1968 Formula One Championship(Grand Prix) - Graham Hill


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1968 Daytona 500 - Cale Yarborough


1968 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson


1968 24 hours of Le Mans: Pedro Rodriguez / Lucien Bianchi won driving a Ford GT-40

 

1968 Drag racing Top Fuel Championship - Don Garlits

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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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