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Can You Name the Most Successful Cars of the '70s?
by Marty Sems
Wiki Commons via Greg Gjerdingen

The '70s were a time of great social change in the United States, as well as a cultural upheaval that was the result of the hippies of the '60s moving into the mainstream. On the roads, change was in the air, as well. The Arab Oil Embargo suddenly made the previously disregarded term "gas mileage" a critical factor.  Some cars got smaller, and they all got a lot more efficient ... except for the muscle cars, that is. These leaded-fuel monsters were as bad as they always have been; they just had velour seats in the '70s. In this quiz, we'll ask you about some of the most successful models!

You might think of the '70s as the decade of disco balls, polyester leisure suits and (shudder) Jovan Musk cologne, but there was more to it. At the movies, we were introduced to "Jaws" and "Star Wars" and the age of the summer blockbuster began. Disco dominated music in the latter half of the decade, but legendary bands like the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynryd, Pink Floyd, and Cream, as well as solo artists like Elton John and Bruce Springsteen, did some amazing work that didn't involve glitter balls and platform heels. Their very popular style went a lot better with the tough muscle cars of the '70s!

So cast your mind back to your dad or grand-dad's garage, and remember the four-wheelers that lived there as you turn the key on this '70s car quiz!

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How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!