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
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.
Homosassa Springs — December 1968
Feeding the Buick.
Las Vegas at Night — 1967
Under the Fremont Hotel marquee
Having a Wonderful Vacation — 1969
Tiny Trailer — 1965
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
San Francisco, California — 1966
Corner of Powell and Ellis looking down Powell towards O’Farrell.
Times Square, New York City – 1964
In the Driveway, Middletown, NY — 1960
Las Vegas — 1961
Teepee Drive-in / Buffalo Burgers
Elmhurst Blizzard 1967
Leaving L.A. — 1962
Stretch of coastline near L.A. lined with petticoat palms.
Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco — 1962
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.
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
Mid-Century Motels, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida — 1969
Pioneer Auto Museum, Murdo, South Dakota — 1965
Badlands Petrified Gardens — July 1965
Ranch Store, Cactus Flat, SD — July 1965
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.
1956 Chevy Bel Air at Spring Break, Ft. Lauderdale 1966
Photos and captions via ElektroSpark