The 1960s American Car And Road Trip In Kodachrome

These Kodachrome slides are from when go-ahead Americans believed a flying car was just around the corner

Well I’m not braggin’ babe so don’t put me down
But I’ve got the fastest set of wheels in town
When something comes up to me he don’t even try
‘Cause if I had a set of wings man I know she could fly
Little Deuce Coupe, the Beach Boys

 

1965 Amphicar, Model 770 — 1965

1965 Amphicar, Model 770 — 1965

 

You like our post ‘The 1950s American Car And Road Trip In Kodachrome‘ so much that we combined our wit and came with another: ‘The 1960s American Car And Road Trip In Kodachrome.’ This one. Although who needs roads when you have an Amphicar (see above)?

The headline might be familiar, but the images in this great set of Kodachrome slides from when Americans in American-made cars explored the country are original.

 

Yellowstone 1967

Yellowstone 1967

 

Kodachrome American 1950s 1960s cars vacations

 

Homosassa Springs — December 1968 Feeding the Buick.

Homosassa Springs — December 1968
Feeding the Buick.

Las Vegas at Night — 1967 Under the Fremont Hotel marquee

Las Vegas at Night — 1967
Under the Fremont Hotel marquee

Having a Wonderful Vacation — 1969

Having a Wonderful Vacation — 1969

Tiny Trailer — 1965

Tiny Trailer — 1965

Bandshell, Sanford, FL – Early 50s Bandshell on Lake Monroe (St. John's River) in Sanford, Florida. Submarine Chaser SC679 sits ready.

Bandshell, Sanford, FL – Early 50s
Bandshell on Lake Monroe (St. John’s River) in Sanford, Florida. Submarine Chaser SC679 sits ready.

Andersen's — Buellton, CA 1961

Andersen’s — Buellton, CA 1961

San Francisco, California — 1966 Corner of Powell and Ellis looking down Powell towards O'Farrell.

San Francisco, California — 1966
Corner of Powell and Ellis looking down Powell towards O’Farrell.

Times Square, New York City – 1964

Times Square, New York City – 1964

In the Driveway, Middletown, NY — 1960

In the Driveway, Middletown, NY — 1960

remont St., Las Vegas — 1961

Las Vegas — 1961

Teepee Drive-in / Buffalo Burgers

Teepee Drive-in / Buffalo Burgers

Elmhurst Blizzard 1967

Elmhurst Blizzard 1967

Leaving L.A. — 1962 Stretch of coastline near L.A. lined with petticoat palms.

Leaving L.A. — 1962
Stretch of coastline near L.A. lined with petticoat palms.

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco — 1962

Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco — 1962

General Motors Concept Car — 1964

General Motors Concept Car — 1964

Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, 1967 A cream 1955 Chevy Bel Air with surfboards in tow is braking as it crosses Lewers St. on a green arrow. The Ala Moana Building's "Top of Waikiki" rotating restaurant can be seen above and behind the distinctive Bank of Hawaii / Galleria tower.

Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, 1967
A cream 1955 Chevy Bel Air with surfboards in tow is braking as it crosses Lewers St. on a green arrow. The Ala Moana Building’s “Top of Waikiki” rotating restaurant can be seen above and behind the distinctive Bank of Hawaii / Galleria tower.

41 Buick — Clearwater Beach, FL Causeway Period photo taken on Clearwater Memorial Causeway (or RT. 60/Gulf-to-Bay) facing east from Clearwater Beach.

41 Buick — Clearwater Beach, FL Causeway
Period photo taken on Clearwater Memorial Causeway (or RT. 60/Gulf-to-Bay) facing east from Clearwater Beach.

Corvette, Middletown, NY — 1960

Corvette, Middletown, NY — 1960

Mid-Century Motels, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Mid-Century Motels, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida — 1969

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida — 1969

Pioneer Auto Museum, Murdo, South Dakota — 1965

Pioneer Auto Museum, Murdo, South Dakota — 1965

Badlands Petrified Gardens — July 1965

Badlands Petrified Gardens — July 1965

Ranch Store, Cactus Flat, SD — July 1965

Ranch Store, Cactus Flat, SD — July 1965

Dunedin Beach, FL — 1966

Dunedin Beach, FL — 1966

Escondido Bowl and a Red Ford Galaxie - 1966 A fire-engine red 1962 Ford Galaxie rinses off at a Chevron under a googie-riffic sign in Escondido, California.

Escondido Bowl and a Red Ford Galaxie – 1966
A fire-engine red 1962 Ford Galaxie rinses off at a Chevron under a googie-riffic sign in Escondido, California.

1956 Chevy Bel Air at Spring Break, Ft. Lauderdale 1966

1956 Chevy Bel Air at Spring Break, Ft. Lauderdale 1966

Photos and captions via ElektroSpark