The 1970s were a mixed period in world motoring. The decade was largely dominated by the oil crisis which started in 1973. This saw members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries begin an oil embargo. And that led to a fuel crisis.
But how did this affect the motoring industry? Well, in the United States, restrictions were placed on the size of engines that could be put in a motor car. So no more massive fuel guzzling V8's then. Just think what that did to muscle car design, which in the early 1970s was a major part of vehicle sales in the country.
The 1970s also saw a Japanese invasion worldwide. A range of models, including the Toyota Corolla, were sold in Europe, the United States and elsewhere. These compact cars begin to gain a foothold, slowly rising in popularity. Why? Well, in the first place, they were extremely fuel efficient and overall, they were very well made, And don't forget, just like in the '50s and '60s, beautiful European designs remained popular in the United States as well.
So let's put your '70s car knowledge to the test, shall we? How much do you really know about this exciting decade in motoring?