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Vehicular Vinyl: 25 Vintage Records Featuring Cars

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Cars - Heartbeat City - 1983 - Cover

We recently toured through some obscure vinyl featuring motorcycles on the cover (See: Motorcycle Vinyl: 25 Bikes on Vintage Records).  Now let’s finish the subject with cars (and a few trucks) on covers.  What probably comes instantly to mind are The Cars Heartbeat City (above) and ZZ Top’s Eliminator covers.  But, as before, we’re keeping things a little less obvious and staying off the beaten path.  Enjoy.

Mi Tesoro – Trio San Juan

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Mother Trucker – Mother Trucker

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The Drive – Bohannon

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Nonstop Hits – The Elite Boys

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Están Creciendo – Los Nietos

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Let the Music Play – Giorgio

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Ik Vergeet Je Niet! – De Heikrekels

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Down By The Water/ (Boogie Woogie Dancin’ Shoes) – Claudja Barry

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Hits Radio Vol. 10 – Various Artists

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Superfunk – Funk Inc.

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Georgy Girl And Other Music To Watch Girls By – Living Marimbas

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Arabesque III – Arabesque

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Tuxedo Junction – Tuxedo Junction

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Jass-Ay-Lay-Dee – Ohio Players

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Happy Strings – Happy Hits – Helmut Zacharias

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Soul Cha Cha – Van McCoy

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Greased Lightning – Various Artists

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Flip-Flap – Les Forbans

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Buying A Car Ukrainian Style – Nester Shydlowsky and the Royal Polka Kings

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Paradise Garage – The Zebras

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12 Hits Télé Radio – Various Artists

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Down To Earth – Nektar

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Les Plus Grands Success 76 – Raymond Lefevre

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Funk Beyond the Call of Duty – Johnny Guitar Watson

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Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus – Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus

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  • jon pall

    You know, it would be awesome if somebody could supply the make and model of the different cars.
    Except for the last album cover. That would probably be streatching it.

    • cts-6

      Tuxedo Junction – SAMCO Cord, a late 1960s knock-off of the 1937 Cord
      Happy Strings – 1967 Pontiac Tempest
      Greased Lightning – 1952 Pontiac Super Deluxe
      Buy a Car Ukrainian Style – 1974/75/76 Dodge/Plymouth Dart/Valiant (It would be easier to tell which one if Accordion Boy didn’t have his right leg over the model emblem.)
      Paradise Garage – 1951 Cadillac Series 62
      12 Hits Télé Radio – 1950 Nash Ambassador

      • jon pall

        Amazing!
        Thanks!

  • HHenry

    Love the bicentennial Pacer!

    • njguy54

      This

    • Steve Mills

      Totally. The only thing better than a ’70s AMC is a red, white, & blue ’70s AMC.

  • Freakanatcha

    “Mother Trucker” and “Buying A Car Ukrainian Style”, compare and contrast — discuss.

  • njguy54

    “Heartbeat City” is one of my all-time favorite album covers… though I think “Mother Trucker” could give it a run for its money.

  • Ellis Tomago

    I would like to hear some of these albums.

    • cts-6

      The Living Marimbas Georgy Girl is on YouTube. You can probably find others there too.

  • Pat Giusto

    Nicely put together!

  • AlanOne7
  • Fun list! I have one to add, my parents’ band, The Four Ways, from 1974. My Mum’s on the left in her awful kangaroo poncho and that’s my equally fashion-challenged Dad on the right in the red shirt. Nominated for a Juno (Canada’s Grammy)! Good times.

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